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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Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP Not Charging

I have the same problem. I check the output of the charger and I got 6.2 volts (the charger says the output is 5.2v). I remove the back panel and check again the charging port with the charger attached and there's a 6.2 v reading, but when I checked the battery terminals, there is no measurement at all.

Based on the test that I made, I conclude that the problem lies in the circuitry between the charging port and the battery terminals. I think the best solution to our problems is to bring our GBA SP unit to nintendo authorized dealer for repairs (if it's worth the cost).


@ oldturkey03:I didn't clean the battery contacts since there is a resistance on it. I didn't see any fuse inside of the unit.

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Those would be SMD items, did you check the picture. Look for the "F2" etc. on your logic board.


What is your model number on this? You will find it on the bottom of the case. The model number is either going to end in 001 (the original one) or 101 (New Brighter Screen). When you plug the charger in does the charging light briefly flicker (turn on then off quickly) as you plug it in or does it remain off ?


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Same answer as Unable to hold a charge only because your answer was converted to a separate question. " Just for kicks and giggles, has any of you two tried to clean the battery contacts. make sure that the contacts are actually getting to the battery and check the fuse as well. I would do that before trying to send it off."

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+ Gee I guess it getting changed to a new question is a good thing since the issues and participation are a little different. This person deserves our attention. You have given a good answer.


Thank you ABCellars. Somehow we should get people to ask their own questions. This way they will realize that they do get their individual answers and issues do not get confused or even forgotten.


I totally concur. However I believe %*$* will freeze over before most people will willfully take their number and not ditch in line if they think they can get away with it.


I know. It does get frustrating. Always remains me of forums that are so hard to navigate and to follow your own question. Typical, me too attitudes...;-) We'll just keep picking away....


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