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Will not play SP games

The SP will not play SP games but will play older gameboy color games the longer cards. I made sure the game were good in a DS and they were fine. When trying a SP game ti just has the Logo screen with the dark blue bar at the bottom. Tried cleaning the pins whit an achool swab still no go. Any ideals? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Will not play SP games

The GBA switch is stuck. check where the game pak goes into on the right side there is a switch the switches the unit from GBA to gb. use a tooth pick to check its working or too see its stuck, it culod have derbis also

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

Re: Will not play SP games

Sounds like the gba man arm processor has failed If i remember correctly the Gba has 2 processors one for the older gameboy games and one for the advance/sp games -just a thought -Ammo450

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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Re: Will not play SP games

Did you clean the contacts on the game as well as the system? You may also try setting the GBA back to it's factory settings by turning it on and holding down L,R,A,B and Start

Posted on Sep 18, 2006

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