Introduction

Use this guide to remove the buttons in your Game Boy Advance

  1. Take the battery cover off by releasing the locking tab and hinging the cover away. Take the battery cover off by releasing the locking tab and hinging the cover away. Take the battery cover off by releasing the locking tab and hinging the cover away.
    • Take the battery cover off by releasing the locking tab and hinging the cover away.

  2. Remove the six back panel screws using a Tri-wing Screwdriver.
    • Remove the six back panel screws using a Tri-wing Screwdriver.

  3. Remove bottom back panel screw with a Phillips #1 screw driver.
    • Remove bottom back panel screw with a Phillips #1 screw driver.

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  5. Remove the back panel by pulling away with one hand and the front secured in the other hand.
    • Remove the back panel by pulling away with one hand and the front secured in the other hand.

    • Removal of the back panel may cause shoulder buttons and side panels to come loose and fall off.

  6. Remove left and right triggers by lifting and pulling them away from the system. Do the same for side panels
    • Remove left and right triggers by lifting and pulling them away from the system.

    • Do the same for side panels

    • For finicky or jammed triggers only. Adjust and correct triggers and reassemble. Most jammed triggers are caused by buttons misplaced or jammed in its enclosure.

  7. Remove the gray On/Off Switch by pulling up and away from the unit. Replace with another switch if necessary.
    • Remove the gray On/Off Switch by pulling up and away from the unit. Replace with another switch if necessary.

  8. Remove the three screws on the circuit board with a Phillips #1 screw driver.
    • Remove the three screws on the circuit board with a Phillips #1 screw driver.

  9. Pull circuit board away from the front panel by pulling up at the bottom of the circuit board, keeping the top ribbon still connected. Handle with care! The ribbon connecting the circuit board to the LCD screen can easily be damaged and will require replacement if broken.
    • Pull circuit board away from the front panel by pulling up at the bottom of the circuit board, keeping the top ribbon still connected.

    • Handle with care! The ribbon connecting the circuit board to the LCD screen can easily be damaged and will require replacement if broken.

  10. Remove the rubber button pads from their pockets. Remove the plastic buttons and the D-pad from beneath the rubber pads with tweezers or by hand. Remove the plastic buttons and the D-pad from beneath the rubber pads with tweezers or by hand.
    • Remove the rubber button pads from their pockets.

    • Remove the plastic buttons and the D-pad from beneath the rubber pads with tweezers or by hand.

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If you have buttons that don’t respond, you can also just clean the contacts (the round black ones and the gold ones on the board) with alcohol and a Q-tip. After that, I coated the contacts with some contact spray, also with Q-tip. All buttons are working again.

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