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How to adjust the backlight of my gameboy agb-001

The screen seems so dark

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  • petkat Feb 26, 2008

    does the gameboy agb-001 have any connection for a external power supply ?

  • csaby Mar 24, 2008

    the screen is to dark!

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    my screen has the picture but it's too dark.

  • janie43777 May 16, 2009

    i have purchised a couple gamboy advances sp but the back light seems very deem compared to another one i bought. is there a fix for this. or does someone repair this?



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That particular model does not have a backlit screen. The original Gameboy advanced models like yours all had no backlights and this was a major flaw in the systems design. There was a company that made something called the afterburner. This was a backlight system that you could add to the gameboy, but it was pretty tough to install correctly as you had to take the entire system apart and could damage things. Your best bet would be to trade in your current model at a gamestop or similar store and try to pick up a Gameboy Advanced SP model (the square one). The Gameboy Advanced SP was a redesign of the original GBA and featured different dimensions, and a larger / backlit screen.

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I have gba agb-001 i used 1.5v x2 aa batteries and my problem in back light were solved i hope it help you a lot.....

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Posted on Apr 04, 2009

I have the same problem...I've heard that it's the battery in the game cartridge that has gone dry....People have said to go to a jeweler to get a tiny battery to replace it, but youll have to open up the cartridge...

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Hi i had a problem with this kind of game Golden Sun: The lost age
after I bought this game when i start plaing it i cant save it... ahhh im so hopeless.. pls help me.... because when i trying to save it it says "unable to detect backup memory.
whats the problem of it?????

pls help me... thanks

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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my kids drop the gameboy sp in the water, it will turn on and play but not bright, maybee the back light it dead
do youhave any idea, thanx

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

  • thile825 Jul 21, 2008


    my son drop the sp in the pool so no back light , but it a bitt dark when you play , any idea thanx you


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