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Repairing a Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP

Replacing the logic board to play classic Zelda

Mar. 26, 2017 -

This month Nintendo released the Switch with Zelda "Breath of the Wild". The new console received positive reviews. The new Zelda game is amazing and can be played on-the-go, thanks to the portability of the Nintendo Switch. But it its hardly the first Nintendo device that features the mythical kingdom of Hyrule with Link and princess Zelda. I found an old Gameboy Advance, perfect for playing classic Zelda games... but it was in need for repair!

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Clever hardware design: each button fits exactly on one position and orientation only!
Clever hardware design: each button fits exactly on one position and orientation only!
Arrange the screws around something easy to recognise (the battery) to easily keep track of where the (different) screws should
Arrange the screws around something easy to recognise (the battery) to easily keep track of where the (different) screws should
Thank you Ebay: an original replacement logic board for about €15
Thank you Ebay: an original replacement logic board for about €15
Zelda
Zelda "Link's awakening" from 1993 on the repaired Gameboy Advance SP
The new Zelda game
The new Zelda game "Breath of the Wild" sets the new benchmark for open world games according to the popular blog The Verge. It looks amazing!
Using the right tools: a Tri-wing triangular screwdriver
Using the right tools: a Tri-wing triangular screwdriver

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