Cleaning is not the solution. The switches have to be removed and have new ones installed. this needs soldering. If you don't have any experience I recommend finding someone who knows about electronic repair
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Game Boy Advance SP - Charging Light Won't Display
If the orange-colored charge light on your Game Boy Advance SP is no longer coming on when the A/C Adapter is connected to your system, please use the following troubleshooting steps.
Make Sure the Game Boy Advance SP Isn't Already Fully Charged If the battery is already fully charged, the light will not display when the system is plugged into the AC Adapter. Play a game without using the AC Adapter for at least 10-15 minutes, then plug the AC Adapter in, to see if the light comes on. If it does come on, the battery was fully charged. If the light still does not come on, see Step 2.
Make Sure the Outlet You Are Using Works Plugging another electrical device into the outlet is a good way to check if the outlet works, or that the outlet you are using is not controlled by a nearby light switch. You may also want to try a different outlet.
Try a Different Licensed AC Adapter If the charging light doesn't display, try a different AC Adapter, if possible, to determine if perhaps the problem is with the adapter.
If a different AC Adapter works, you will need to get a replacement AC Adapter from our Online Store, or by calling our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700.
If a different AC Adapter doesn't work, or if a replacement AC Adapter is not available and the lights will not display, we recommend having your Game Boy Advance SP repaired. Check out our convenient repair options.
Note: Please be sure to include both the Game Boy Advance SP and the AC Adapter with any repair
Unfortunitally, it sounds like you have a bootleg copy of the game. This is essentially a Chinese fake that was made to look like the real game but actually isn't. They were very cheaply produced and as such won't work properly. The Pok?mon games are the most popular ones to be copied. The best way to remedy this is to buy an original Nintendo-produced copy of the game. This video should help you identify a real cartridge from a fake one:
hopefully you already figured this out but that usually just means you put the game in slightly wrong. the games can get touchy in their old age, happens with pretty much all my GBC games I have now. just try blowing in the open end of the game, insert it again and hope for the best. keep trying, it'll work eventually.
you either play them under direct (sun) light or attach some kind of external light like a worm light for a game boy color/advance, but the light isn't evenly distributed. i have a halo light for my gb advance--better than nothing. game boy advance sp has a front lit screen. GameStop sells game boy advance sp for $40. hope this helped some