Introduction

In this guide, I will show you how to replace a screen on your gameboy advance

Parts

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.
  • 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.

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Pry the battery up with your fingernail or Spudger. Pry the battery up with your fingernail or Spudger. Pry the battery up with your fingernail or Spudger.
  • Pry the battery up with your fingernail or Spudger.

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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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

  • We are done with the screws now!

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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!!
  • 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!!

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Conclusion

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

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