Topic: Gameboy Advance SP / problem with Power LED

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I have the Gameboy Advance SP (Model: AGS-001 with frontlight). It has a power LED that is usually green (when battery is full) and turns red when battery is low.

But sometimes it turns red even when the battery is fully charged. Strange to say the system is working for hours and hours even in this state. (4-5 hours is no problem.) Sometimes I noticed after 2 hours that the light turns green again. And sometimes it turns green when touching the power switch. And sometimes it changes from green to red by itself (and vice versa).

Is this some kind of loose connection within the power switch?

It's not a big deal because the system seems not to be affected by it. Only the LED. But I'm curious what is happening here? Has somebody noticed the same problem with the GBA SP's power LED?

Edited on by Omega



I think it must be something to do with the power switch being loose or something. I have had the exact same thing happen with my SP on occasion, where it will go red when fully charged, and then randomly go back to green.

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I had that problem when my battery was nearing the end of its life. I got it replaced and haven't had an issue since.

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I don't think it has something to do with the battery (in my case) because it lasts for at least 4 hours of normal gaming. But the power switch is kinda loose and seems cheap. Even when it was new. (I think it seems cheap because it IS cheap.)

Is there an easy way to fix this? If not, I'll let it be like this.

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this topic must be in section help/problems.

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