(Help) GBA running just GB carts

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  1. aldighieri
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    Hello, i have a GBA classic that run just GB or GBC carts, when i try GBA carts i got a blank screen. I tried the GBA carts on my GBAsp and its working good. Someone know this problem? Thanks.

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  2. arq

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    The GB cart is slightly different than GBA cart, and when it's inserted to GBA console, it actually pushes down a little physical switch in the cart slot that activates GBA to boot in the Gameboy/Gameboy color mode.

    If you look into the cartridge slot the sceen facing upwards, the switch should be in the left hand corner. Could it be that the switch is permanently stuck in the on-position? Maybe open the console and take a better look at the cartridge slot?
     
  3. aldighieri
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    Thanks, but the switch are working, its not stuck. When i put a gba cart the gba boot screen apears, but than got a blank screen.

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  4. Ryccardo

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    Can you get power between the first and last pins of the game socket?

    It should give 5 volts in GBC mode and 3,3 in GBA....
     
  5. aldighieri
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    Hi thanks for help, i got 4.99v on GBC and 3.24v on GBA...

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  6. aldighieri
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    One thing, the CPU is geting hot, is this normal?

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  7. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Good!

    Never checked personally but it shouldn't! It may be broken indeed...
     
  8. Dionicio3

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    Man, poor GBA.