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Back light problem on the gameboy advance sp

The backlight doesnt come on but the console works in every other way if the console is opened up fully the light comes on but doesnt stay on

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  • bmwa123 Nov 20, 2007

    I have the same problem no back light, but which wire I should be solder.

  • bob1941 Dec 29, 2007

    Have similar problem. Bought GBA SP used and light didn't work, everything else works perfect. Is this repairable?

  • mary10114 Mar 09, 2008

    My son's Gameboy Advance SP screen is not working right.The screen looks black, but if you hold it in direct sunlight the images are just barely able to be seen. He said it was working fine, then the screen went black He turned it off and restarted it , but it was still black. My husband changed the battery, that was not it. Everything else works fine... volume, buttons, and the accesories. Does anyone know what is wrong with it & how to fix it? Thanks In advance

  • hearts0fdrea Dec 20, 2008

    my sons GBA SP is in perfect function other than the backlight will not work. i have tried messing with it. and charging it lol, shaking it too but nothing... any suggestions? i mean it still works fine, like the old ones but... we like the light!



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HElp me my sp is saying badwords

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Sounds like a loose solder connection on the backlight. Your going to have to open the gba up and resolder the wires powering the backlight.

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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