Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

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

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

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

We recommend you change the the screw head to a Phillips 1 so you don't strip the screw. (Something we experienced)

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Image 1/1: Removal of the back panel may cause shoulder buttons and side panels to come loose and fall off.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Do the same for side panels Image 2/2: 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.
  • 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.

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

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

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Image 1/2: Handle with care! The ribbon connecting the circuit board to the LCD screen can easily be damaged and will require replacement if broken. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Remove the plastic buttons and the D-pad from beneath the rubber pads with tweezers or by hand. Image 2/3: Remove the plastic buttons and the D-pad from beneath the rubber pads with tweezers or by hand. Image 3/3: 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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