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GBA SP Backlight not working

My GBA works in every possible except for the Back light. I don't know if it's the button, or a wire, or the light. all i know is that i feel like i have a GBA instead of a GBA SP

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Re: GBA SP Backlight not working

The Back Light is an led under the frount of the display.
you might try to see if it geting power or bad.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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