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Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement

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  1. Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Remove the Battery Cover/Batteries: step 1, image 1 of 3 Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Remove the Battery Cover/Batteries: step 1, image 2 of 3 Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Remove the Battery Cover/Batteries: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Take the battery cover off by releasing the locking tab and hinging the cover away. Remove the batteries inside the cover

    • Do not forget to remove the batteries! This applies to working with any electronic device as working with live electricity may damage the device or cause malfunctions

  2. Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Unscrew the Back Panel: step 2, image 1 of 2 Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Unscrew the Back Panel: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the six back panel screws using a Tri-wing Screwdriver.

    • Remove bottom back panel screw with a Phillips #1 screw driver. (Image #2)

  3. Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Remove the Back Panel: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  4. Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Remove Triggers: step 4, image 1 of 2 Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Remove Triggers: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  5. Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Remove the On/Off Switch: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the gray On/Off Switch by pulling up and away from the unit. Replace with another switch if necessary.

  6. Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Buttons and LCD Screen: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three screws on the circuit board with a Phillips #1 screw driver.

  7. Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  8. Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Buttons: step 8, image 1 of 3 Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Buttons: step 8, image 2 of 3 Game Boy Advance Buttons Replacement, Buttons: step 8, image 3 of 3
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    • 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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