gba sp won't charge

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by johnnyg88, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. johnnyg88
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    hey guys, new here.

    my gba sp won't charge, i'm sure you've read it before. when i plug the charger in, the orange light flashes for a second and then it turns off. i tried 'bridging' fuses f1 and f2 to no avail. the stickers on the mobo indicate water damage. any ideas out there??

    thanks

    jg
     
  2. ronfar23x

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    Have you tried replacing the battery? If it got wet it could have destroyed the battery.
     
  3. johnnyg88
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    tried 2 other batteries. all 3 batteries that i have successfully charge in 2 other gameboys.

    this gameboy was given to me and i don't know anything about it besides the pink water damage stickers. i suppose anything could be broken on it!

    I don't want to give up on it because the brighter screen is so much cooler than my other 2 regular front lit gameboy sps.

    thanks!

    jg
     
  4. sunnytimes

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    i have the same problem with a gba i was given today .. ever figure this out ?
     
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    Sounds like a bad motherboard, possible damage to the step-up converter.
     
  6. sunnytimes

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    actually i just fixed this today , it was the F2 fuse blown because a supercard with bent pins shorted it out .. i fixed a GBA and a DS Phat this morning , first 2 i've ever done.. i removed the fuse and bridged it with a blob of solder , both work great again.