Changing Faceplates & where to buy

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by wizra, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. wizra
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    i bought a brand new GBA Micro for $500 from amazon, it was the famicom version

    When I took it out of the box, it was like this:
    https://imgur.com/gallery/cZjNKFZ

    Seller was kind enough to refund $300 of it, but I’m still annoyed by this as I wanted a perfect one.

    Any idea how I can fix this? Or get a new good faceplate? Not sure if these are easy to find, but I figured users form this awesome forum will know.

    Edit: sorry I realised I posted in Switch section, was meant to be in gba section... I have too many tabs open and fkd up lol
     
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  2. koffieleut

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    I know AliExpress sells them, but I don't think the quality is as good then the Ninty ones.
     
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    You'll pretty much only find solid colored ones on aliexpress, though, I never saw a Famicom replacement one online,.
     
  4. PityOnU

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    Can't help you with your search man, but just wanted to say I'm sorry this happened to you.

    Spent all that money to get a new one and then an out of the box defect... Oof... That would drive me crazy as well. So sorry, man - hope you can find a solution!
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone!

    That looks very similar to my one. I think I will try that.

    Yeh I was annoyed at first, but he gave more than 50% off as refund, so it's kind of okay. $200 AUD for a small scratch but otherwise brand new GBA Micro is a decent deal, since it's a rare type and hard to find. I saw some GBA Micros for 1,000 AUD lol!
     
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