GBA Sp - L button

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May 21, 2010

GBA Sp - L button by zerolinks at 5:15 PM (1,698 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. zerolinks
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    So my L button no longer works when i turn on the system. I have to blow into the corner and it starts to work then.
    It's actually been quite annoying, so I want a permenant fix.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    dont put it in your pocket.and blow really hard.
     
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    If the plastic L button is worn down, you can fix that by replacing the part from a shell replacement. If it is something on the PCB, you will have to get a new part to replace the worn out button, either from a gba sp parts dealer or from an online electronics shop like mouser, digikey or jameco. You will need to know soldering if it is something on the PCB.
     
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    Sheesh, perhaps less headache to replace your whole system there.
     
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    The guy never opened his gba sp to tell if it is the plastic or the PCB, what do you expect. He'll also need to get a tri-winged screw driver to open the thing if he doesn't already have one. If he is not technically inclined, buying another gba sp would be faster.
     
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    I opened it up but I can't really tell if the button is worn down more than the other. I was thinking about getting a new console and swapping the guts out since I have the Classic NES Shell. I'm gonna look into replacing the actual button and not the PCB part first though.
     

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