My GBA recase is better than yours

My backlit GBA used to be babysitter blue. But thanks to a tip from Infendo reader richufc, it’s now jet black with all new buttons.

The skinny: I bought what is seemingly an official replacement case from Hong Kong for dirt cheap: $4.30 with shipping. Bought a couple of drivers for $5 more smackers. Then followed doginmylense’s wonderful tutorial for navigating the more trickier parts.

Total replacement time: 30 minutes

Looks good, don’t it?

11 Responses to My GBA recase is better than yours

  1. David Garcia says:

    let me guess, you bought a lord of the rings ring there too.

  2. richufc says:

    I ordered one when I posted the tip – I haven’t installed it yet though as I’m still mustering up the courage to dismantle my SP!

  3. gamecollector44 says:

    I want River City Ransom! D:

  4. Mohan says:

    Pretty cool, and I see you are playing an awesome game! 😀

  5. Hitokiri_Ace says:

    Hopefully the hinge isn’t a pain like the DS series’. I just replaced my little sis’ DS Lite top screen. A friend gave me his fried DS lite, with working top screen… An hour or so of surgery later, and thinking I was going to break that little ribbon cable, I was done. Worked fine! Until she apparently dropped it in a puddle sometime last week… *sigh* Wrist straps are key for children! Just a note..

  6. InvisibleMan says:

    Looks nice, but I still prefer the original metallic blue… I’m leaving mine the way it is!

  7. randy says:

    i never played river city ransom, give me 3 reasons its a good game, and ill go get it.

  8. deepthought says:

    @ randy

    1) BARF!
    2) BARF!
    3) tuna roll

  9. monkat says:

    Recase my SP!? No way!

    It’s styling Pearl Pink, already! What more could you want!?

    Truth be told, until I re-bought it, I didn’t even know it came in pink! So badass, though.

  10. Akira says:

    Dank. Advanced wRs in eye poppin color is what I would be running.

  11. Derek B. says:

    AGS-101 is reborn and may or may not be self-aware.

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