Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Motherboard Replacement

 

Introduction

 

The motherboard is the green electrical plate that runs the device. Without the motherboard, the device will not function. This is why we advise against removing the motherboard from the system. Any accidental tug can tear the golden ribbon cable. If that happens you now have more problems then you came here with in the first place!

 

Step 1 Removing the Battery

Use a standard Phillips #00 screwdriver to loosen the 4mm screw that keeps the battery cover attached to the back of the device.

 

 

Step 2

The screw will remain attached to the battery cover because of Nintendo's design.

Lift up the battery cover and remove it from the device.

The screw will remain attached to the battery cover because of Nintendo's design.

 

 

Step 3

Use your fingers or a plastic opening tool to remove the battery from the device.

 

 

Step 4 Removing the Back Cover

Four #00 6.45mm tri-wing screws that are located at the corners of the device

 

 

Using the tri-wing screwdriver, unscrew all the screws that hold the back cover to the device. The six screws that need to be removed include:

Four #00 6.45mm tri-wing screws that are located at the corners of the device

Two #00 4.6mm tri-wing screws that are located at the top-center and bottom-center of the device

 

 

Step 5

Lift the back cover off of the device

 

 

Step 6 Motherboard

Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the three Phillips #00 4 mm long screws that hold the motherboard to the button panel.

 

 

Step 7

Flip the motherboard up and rest it on the other half of the device, so that the back of the buttons are visible (as pictured)

Be careful not to tear the ribbon cable that is connected to the screen. If you tear it, games will not appear on the device's screen!

Flip the motherboard up and rest it on the other half of the device, so that the back of the buttons are visible (as pictured)

 

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