GBA GBA SP solder pads

ExplosiveSoda

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I need some help! I was modding my fiancé’s old GBA SP and it wasn’t charging properly. The port was loose. So I figured I’d replace it since I had the part. It was pretty stuck and I ended up removing the pads on the charger port on accident. Is there any way I can fix this? The gba still works with a battery in. It would be unfortunate if I can’t charge it normally though. Does anyone know where each of the 6 pins can be rewired to? I ordered a USB C charging mod for it as well. That only has 1 solder point besides the anchors. Where would I solder that to without a pad? I feel it’s possible to fix this mistake but I’ve searched endlessly and feel like I’m the only one that messed up this bad with the pads. I also messed up ROUT’s pad but oh well on that. I just want to be able to charge again. Does anyone know specifically which pins need to be wired to charge?
 

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Looks like you have quite a few vias (the little golden hole things) there still intact, possibly with anything else in the path also attached (nice, many times pad lifting also means a bunch of trace goes with it). They might even take solder pretty well and spare you scraping traces.

I would also make sure you have a look at EM8 while you are in there
https://gbatemp.net/threads/gba-em8-component-missing-solution.540092/
That is usually the charging issue over loose connector but loose connector is still an option, and prime candidate for some damage.
 
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