Can You Change Cartridge Shells?

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by matrix121391, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. matrix121391

    matrix121391 GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 5, 2008
    United States
    Hi! I've been wanting to change the shell for my EZFlash 3-in-1 Expansion Pack because it's white and I have a black DS. I've been suggested to swap it off with a shell from a useless GBA game cartridge. Would this work? Is there a step by step procedure to do it? Sorry if this sounds like a very stupid question, but I currently own no GBA games (skipped out on the GBA generation) so I don't know how the cartridges are held together and built.
  2. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    They're held together by a Triwing screw on the back, so you must get a Triwing screwdriver.
    Disassemble and see what parts of the cartridge need Dremeling so that the expansion board can fit.
    Since you're changing from the Lite to the GBA formfactor, you may have to modify the location of the screw holes also.
    Assemble and test.
  3. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

    May 16, 2008
    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    or you can use a hot glue gun to hold things in place.
  4. santorix10

    santorix10 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    Rochester, NY - USA
    It won't fit. I've tried this before because the EZ-Flash's shell is flimsy. The board is double sided, which makes it too thick to use.