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Use this repair guide to replace the screen if it has been damaged.

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  1. Game Boy Advance Screen Replacement, Game Boy Advance Teardown: step 1, image 1 of 3 Game Boy Advance Screen Replacement, Game Boy Advance Teardown: step 1, image 2 of 3 Game Boy Advance Screen Replacement, Game Boy Advance Teardown: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the back battery cover by pinching down on the tab and pulling outward.

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    • Remove the six back panel screws using a Y1 screw driver.

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    • Remove bottom back panel screw with a Phillips #1 screw driver.

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    • Remove the back panel by pulling away with one hand and the front secured in the other hand.

    • Beware of right and left triggers, the right and left panels, and the power switch falling off as the back panel is removed.

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    • 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.

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    • Remove the gray On/Off Switch by pulling up and away from the unit. Replace with another switch if necessary.

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    • Remove the three screws on the circuit board with a Phillips #1 screw driver.

    • The last screw on the right is not included on some Game Boy Advance systems.

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    • Pull circuit board away from the front panel by pulling up at the bottom of the circuit board, keeping the top ribbon still connected.

    • Beware not to damage the top ribbon by pulling up gently.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

    Guide does not indicate that the ribbon cable port should be UNLATCHED before attempting to remove the ribbon cable, I strongly suggest revising this as someone unfamiliar with these style of ports may assume that the ribbon cable is a compression fit and just needs to be "pulled" free of the port.

    This is a terrible idea that will potentially result in tearing the ribbon! Please consider revising guide to add a step to indicate the proper method/detail for unlatching the LCD ribbon port! Thanks :)

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    • 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.

    • You can use an iOpener or a hair dryer on the other side of the front panel in order to soften the black tape.

    This is a BAD place to pry on a functioning LCD. I used this exact method, slowly and carefully, and my LCD shattered.

    Instead, remove the lens (it’s worth it to sacrifice the lens adhesive to save your LCD), and gently and slowly press with a gloved thumb on a corner to push it through from the front of the Game Boy. Let the adhesive release itself, don’t force it. If the room is super quiet, you should be able to hear a faint peeling sound, even if you can’t see anything moving. That means you’re doing it right; just wait and it will release.

    trevorsklar - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Actually you can just pry under the ribbon cable. The LCD has a metal frame there that allowed me to slowly and carefully pry from that point without (re)breaking my LCD.

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    • Use the tweezers to remove the black tape if needed.

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Doesn't say where you can get new screen !!!!??

andrew Davies - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Doesn't say where to get screen from !!!??

andrew Davies - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Do this with the Game Boy Advance SP please!

Santi12008 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

It does not say where you can get a new screen

criscaanca - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

DONT DO THIS LIKE THAT!!!. The area of the screen in the space beside the D-pad is the only area where the LCD glass is completely exposed. It’s Literaly the WORST place to apply pressure, 99% chances for the LCD to break. There is a notch on the top right corner and another under the ribbon cable. Making your way from the top right to the left is far more safe.

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To @flyingmcintosh, this happened exactly as you said it to me. Really wish I had seen your comment first but as soon as I applied the smallest bit of pressure where they outlined I heard the crunch; really frustrated with ifixit here.

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