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GBA SP games won't work and screen displays on half of it vertical rainbow lines. Is it the screen or game contacts?

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  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    Nintendo Gamboy advance SP - the half right screen of the GA SP does not show anything with or without the gamepack.

    Daniel Seth

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    With this condition on a 3month old GA SP, do i have to replace the screen?

    Daniel Seth

  • dpfarlo Oct 31, 2008

    Sound still works, you can tell that the game is loading, but my screen is either completely blank or has rainbow vertical lines.
    I hear I need to reflash the bios, but don't know where to go/how to do that myself.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    rainbow vertical lines sound works tried other games I am confused

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    i dont know wats happening

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I also have the same problem :(
    i think it is because i tried using a GBA AR on my GBA SP



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