GBA-SP not charging or turning on?

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by SuperScore29, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. SuperScore29
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    I recently bought a GBA SP from a garage sale. I was stoked, so I went back home and grabbed some games, plugged it into the charger and..

    Well, its not charging or turning on. Ive tried numerous chargers and batteries simultaneously, but Ive had no result.

    Once, I plug in the charger, the charging LED would light up for 2 seconds then turn off. Nothing else happens.

    The GBA SP is a AGS-001 model.

    Id really like to know whats up with it, even if it means I need some work done on it. It would be nice to have a project to work on during these holidays :P
     
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  2. FAST6191

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    On a DS the light coming on for a couple of seconds and then going off is usually a sign that a fuse has blown. The GBA SP seems to be less obvious here, though it is still worth checking fuses (F1 and F2 on the silkscreen I think). After that you get to debug the charging circuit.

    Have the batteries you tried been charged before they were put in? Also I assume the charger works on other GBAs or an original model DS? If you do not have one then does it output the 5.2V?
     
  3. SuperScore29
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    Ah ok. Looks like Ill be buying that screwdriver. All the batteries were tested on other SP's and are working perfectly. Probably just blown fuses as you mentioned.
     
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  4. Nusdogg

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    If a new battery didn't work, what I've done in the past is desoldered the fuse on the motherboard and just bridge it across using solder. Sometime, it's the fuses that are blown causing the system to not take a charge. They have this on YouTube as well.