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.
  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

  • 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!!

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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.

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