GBA not powering on

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by zigaboo, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. zigaboo
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    zigaboo Member

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    Hi, I'm new, sorry if this is in the wrong section.



    So basically, the green light turns on for a split second, no matter if I turn the switch left or right. There is not a "sweet spot" on the switch, meaning a spot where if I leave the switch there, it plays normally.

    I cleaned the battery contacts with WD40 and rubbing alcohol. I also cleaned the power switch. These didn't help.

    Anyone ever had this?
     
  2. Firemoon

    Firemoon Advanced Member

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    Sound like a faulty battery imo. Can you test the battery's voltage?
     
  3. zigaboo
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    The batteries are brand new Eneloops that work on everything else, if that's what you mean.
     
  4. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    You likely blew the fuse, you will have to check if the fuse blew. If you don't know how to test it, have someone that knows how to test it to do it for you. I don't remember if there is a second fuse or not.


    Fuse is labeled as F1.

    GBA4B_fuse_location.jpg
     
  5. zigaboo
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    you mean putting the multimeter to continuity mode and check if it beeps when I touch the fuse's ends?

    It beeps.
     
  6. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    If you find the fuse good, then you got something else on the board that burned out. I normally set mine to diode mode to test a fuse. Ceramic ones, you can set it to resister to test it.


    Not all multimeters make noises.
     
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