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Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement

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  1. Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Turn your GBA upside down so that the battery compartment is facing up.

    • Remove the one Phillips screw holding the battery compartment cover in place.

    • Remove the battery compartment cover.

  2. Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Battery: step 2, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Battery: step 2, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Battery: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Pry the battery up with your fingernail or Spudger.

  3. Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Lower Case: step 3, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Lower Case: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 6 Tripoint screws holding the case together.

    • Pry the 2 halves apart. Do not force it though, or you may break your GBA.

    • Set the bottom half away for later.

    • Be sure not to lose the small, square nut that hold the battery compartment nut in or else you will not be able to screw the battery compartment in.

  4. Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Motherboard: step 4, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Motherboard: step 4, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Motherboard: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the three Phillips screws holding the motherboard to the mid case.

    • WARNING!!! Do NOT Take the motherboard off yet. It is still Secured with A Ribbon Cable.

    • Turn the GBA so that it is like the Third photo.

  5. Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Screen ZIF Connector: step 5, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Screen ZIF Connector: step 5, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Screen ZIF Connector: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Fold the motherboard down like in the first photo. Be sure that the case is ON TOP of the motherboard.

    • Use a screwdriver or tweezers to unplug the ZIF Connector from the motherboard.

    • Take the Screen ribbon cable out of the motherboard.

  6. Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use a flat-blade screwdriver or the pointed side of a spudger to remove the 5 rubber screw covers.

    • Unscrew the 5 tri point screws under the rubber pads.

    • Close the GBA and unscrew the single Phillips screw on the bottom.

  7. Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Screen: step 7, image 1 of 2 Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Screen Replacement, Screen: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Open up the GBA and everything should fall apart. Thread the ribbon cable through the opening and lift the screen out of the upper case.

    • You are done!!

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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One issue - you never mentioned how to get the hinge off, so getting the ribbon in and out is.. hard.

toontown2007 - Reply

Last part of step 5, that screw hidden under the ribbon cable, is what holds the hinge in.

Justin Castle -

hello can i ask something? can you take apart the lcd? because my lcd has fungus

Jorick Earl Bastian - Reply

I am pretty sure, as the actual screen can be separated from the plastic cover (the thing that says game boy advance). I’ve never seen fungus in a screen though. That’s interesting.

Lucas Hoekstra (Lucas9810) -

Hello friend! One question: in the replace screen there is retroillumination? or i have to do something? Thx for your answer!

Federico Celani - Reply

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