GBA SP Hardware Issue

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Aidan25, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Aidan25
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    My black GBA SP of about 12 years died on me about 4-5 years ago or so. I bought a new lithium-ion battery that said it was rechargeable but I have no idea how to do that (I bought it off eBay). Funnily enough, it actually worked with this new battery until it ran out. Every time I try to charge it, the orange light lights up for 1 and a half seconds and then turns off. I do have a DS and an original GBA that work fine but I'd love to use this once again. Maybe it is time to just accept that it is gone and to probably buy a new one or just use what I have but is there a way to fix this?
     
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    I don't have any money at the moment but probably by about March-April next year I'll be able to consider options. I'm sure the battery is still fine, it just can't be charged because of the fuse inside the actual GBA SP I believe. I'll take a look at that thread but I'm not familiar with the GBA SP's internal hardware as I've never researched anything about it or actually taken it apart before. I'll check out that link though, thanks.