GBA Power Switch Issue

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by SonsofOcelot, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. SonsofOcelot
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    SonsofOcelot Shalashaska

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    Hi guys,

    Yesterday I was going through storage and found my old GBA and some games. Feeling nostalgic I popped some batteries in and tried to start playing. So here's the problem: the stupid power switch keeps cutting the power in and out if it's bumped or jarred in the slightest. Basically if I move my hands too much the thing powers off and will power back on if I bump the switch.

    Took it apart and cleaned it up with 91% isopropyl alcohol and it works a little better but the issue still persists. Any advice?
     
  2. Shadow#1

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    Replace the switch
     
  3. SonsofOcelot
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    SonsofOcelot Shalashaska

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    Got it working. Did what the guy in this video did

    It's working fine now with no issues. Time to play some Mario Advance and Pokemon!