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Use this guide to replace your cracked or broken LCD screen or front case.

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  1. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Take the battery cover off by releasing the locking tab and hinging the cover away.

  2. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Back Panel: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the six back panel screws using a Tri-wing Screwdriver.

  3. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove bottom back panel screw with a Phillips #1 screw driver.

  4. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the back panel by pulling away with one hand and the front secured in the other hand.

    • Removal of the back panel may cause shoulder buttons and side panels to come loose and fall off.

  5. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Shoulder Button and Side Panels: step 5, image 1 of 2 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Shoulder Button and Side Panels: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove left and right triggers by lifting and pulling them away from the system.

    • Do the same for side panels

    • For finicky or jammed triggers only. Adjust and correct triggers and reassemble. Most jammed triggers are caused by buttons misplaced or jammed in its enclosure.

  6. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, On/Off Switch: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the gray On/Off Switch by pulling up and away from the unit. Replace with another switch if necessary.

  7. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Buttons and LCD Screen: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three screws on the circuit board with a Phillips #1 screw driver.

  8. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Pull circuit board away from the front panel by pulling up at the bottom of the circuit board, keeping the top ribbon still connected.

    • Handle with care! The ribbon connecting the circuit board to the LCD screen can easily be damaged and will require replacement if broken.

  9. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Buttons: step 9, image 1 of 3 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Buttons: step 9, image 2 of 3 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, Buttons: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the rubber button pads from their pockets.

    • Remove the plastic buttons and the D-pad from beneath the rubber pads with tweezers or by hand.

  10. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, LCD Screen: step 10, image 1 of 3 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, LCD Screen: step 10, image 2 of 3 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement, LCD Screen: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger/tweezers/fingernail to unlatch the LCD ribbon port by pulling the grey tabs on the sides upwards (towards the top edge of the PCB).

    • Once the LCD ribbon port has been unlatched, the LCD ribbon should very easily slide out and can be removed with zero force using fingers or tweezers.

  11. Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 Game Boy Advance LCD Screen and Front Cover Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Use the spudger to lift the screen from the front panel. Place the spudger in the space directly left of the D-pad.

    • The screen and the front panel is connected by a black tape that could rip if not removed carefully.

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I think the rating for this is too high. As long as you keep track of small screws and buttons & be wary of the ribbon cable, it's an easy replacement. But thank you for the detailed guide!

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