An upgrade of the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, the Advance SP was released, in North America, on March 23 2004 with a square structure and clam-shell design.

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My gameboy advanced sp is not turning on

my gameboy advanced SP is not turning on but when i charge it the (amber/ yellow) light is shown but after charging when i turn it on it doesnt work?

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There could be many different causes for this problem.

Note! MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ANSWER COMPLETELY!

First check if when you turn it on sound plays but the screen wont work (turn the volume up though), if thats the case, open the case -be careful not to break the ribbon cable that is attached to the motherboard- and make sure the ribbon cable is connected to the motherboard (Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Motherboard Replacement).

If the ribbon cable is ok then the screen must be the problem you can change the LCD screen this way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IQ5y3rz... (note: you can buy a new one from ebay)

If there is no sound then open the case-be careful not to break the ribbon cable that is attached to the motherboard-of the gameboy with a Y shaped screwdriver and a phillips screwdriver. The Y screwdriver link is here (Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver).

Then check if the power switch is in place-it should look like this: https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/ig....

If the power switch is in place and it doesnt work then the motherboard must be the problem. You can buy a used motherboard online or a new gba. Here is a guide for replacing motherboard just in case you decide to replace it: Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Motherboard Replacement

Hope this helps.

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have u tried to turn it on with it connected to the charger?

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