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Help repairing broken gamboy advance sp battery contacts

I have a gba sp with one broken batter contact. I bought it second hand and it looks like it had a battery leak and someone ripped one of the battery contacts so I have a good one that is a curved wire touching the battery and another one that is a straight wire. So I curved this wire with pliers and when I go to charge the battery, the charge light comes on for a second and then goes off. I put another battery in there and it doesn't work. The gameboy was doing this before I bent the wire back. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Well the reason why it is not chargin has to do with good contact with the battery a radioshack trip will solve this problem if you buy some battery contact and solder them into place.. Thanks for your free question we get compensation from your good ratings Thank you

Posted on May 15, 2009

  • Fidde_se May 16, 2011

    As an SMD specialist with cravings for consoles I have to say it's a little more complicated then that, usually the acid leak from the batteri runs threw the PCB in the VIA holes and frettens the gold plated pads completely out , it can be fixed though but you have do be damn good, for any kind of questions around that, help can be found at


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