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GBA SP doesn't get past start screen

When my GBA SP is powered on, the Gameboy logo comes up with a solid black horizontal line under it. The game doesn't load. Could it be the battery is stuffed?

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Re: GBA SP doesn't get past start screen

The internal part that you put the game on and it reads probably is broken or needs cleaning

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