How to fix white screen border? See attatched photo

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  1. nxwing
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    Sorry if this is the wrong forum.

    I found my old GBA SP and I am happy to know it still works. I noticed that it has this white screen border
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    Is there any way to fix it?
     
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    Does that happen with other games or just that?
     
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    Is it an original front lit SP, or a later back lit SP?

    If you don't know, push the light button, if the light turns off completely it's front lit. If it just changes between two lighting levels it's back lit.
     
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    Other games too, the problwm is in the screen I believe

    It's back lit.
     
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    If you see lines on the screen of your Game Boy Advance SP during game play, then it is likely one or more of the components that create the image on the screen are damaged. This can occur if there has been an impact to the Game Boy Advance SP's screen, such as being dropped or hit. If your screen is displaying these lines through the game image, you will need to have the unit repaired. From an old Nintendo article
     
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    Reminds me of an experience I had repairing a DS. You might try adjusting the voltage sent to the screen; there's a small nob beneath the battery that controls this. Twist it a (little) bit and check the screen. If it's improved, twist a bit more. If it's worse, twist in the other direction. Keep that up until the screen looks normal and there is no flicker (look carefully).

    (Generally, you shouldn't touch that nob, but since the screen is already messed up...)
     
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    Anyone know how to fix it please?
     
  8. nxwing
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    It's called screen bleeding I think. I never got around to fixing it. I've read guides saying that you need to open the screen itself and apply electric tape over the areas with the white border.