20 Most Recent Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP GBA Red Gameboy Console Questions & Answers


You need to contact Nintendo to do that, or a game store to see if they do repairs. I don't advise you to do this at your own risk.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019


Important Note:
A few older Game Boy games may not function properly on the Game Boy Advance systems, causing display or sound problems. Also, a few multiplayer games may not work properly.

Note: It may be difficult to play Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble due to the motion sensor in the game, and the different orientation of the Game Pak in the Game Boy Advance SP.
Because the Game Pak is situated upside down in the Game Boy Advance SP, players would need to tilt the game in the opposite direction of where they want Kirby to roll.

Note: It is possible that the problem you have may be game play related. For example, if you cannot defeat a particular enemy, or are missing an item you need to complete an area, the problem is likely game play related and there is nothing wrong with your game. Please check our game play help for assistance.

General Game Pak Troubleshooting Steps:
Check the list of specific game issues to see if there are any known problems for the game you are playing.
Make sure you are using only licensed accessories with your system. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible with Nintendo systems, and may not work correctly.
Remove and firmly re-insert the Game Pak into the system. The Game Pak label should be facing away from the machine. Be sure the Game Pak is fully inserted. You will know it is fully inserted when you hear it click in place.
Turn the system on and test the game again.
If it still doesn't work, remove all accessories to see if the Game Pak works correctly without the accessory. If the game does work correctly once the accessory is removed, then the game pak and the accessory may not be compatible. Check the game pak instruction manual.
What to do if Troubleshooting doesn't help

Game Boy Advance Games
We recommend contacting the manufacturer of the game. We can only offer assistance on titles made by Nintendo. For titles made by another company, you will need to contact that company to see if game pak replacement options are available. Please use our Licensee Directory to find the company's contact information. If you are not sure who made the game, you can use the Game List section on this website to look up the game. Who made the game is provided under "Publisher" information. If the game is made by Nintendo, please click here to find out what options are available for repair or replacement of your product.
All Other Game Boy Games
Due to the age of these games, repairs are unavailable. We recommend purchasing a replacement from a retailer or online auction site that carries older products. For more information on locating older products, click here.
 

 Game Pak Troubleshooting - All Game Boy Systems
Important Note:
A few older Game Boy games may not function properly on the Game Boy Advance systems, causing display or sound problems. Also, a few multiplayer games may not work properly.

Note: It may be difficult to play Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble due to the motion sensor in the game, and the different orientation of the Game Pak in the Game Boy Advance SP.
Because the Game Pak is situated upside down in the Game Boy Advance SP, players would need to tilt the game in the opposite direction of where they want Kirby to roll.

Note: It is possible that the problem you have may be game play related. For example, if you cannot defeat a particular enemy, or are missing an item you need to complete an area, the problem is likely game play related and there is nothing wrong with your game. Please check our game play help for assistance.

General Game Pak Troubleshooting Steps:
Check the list of specific game issues to see if there are any known problems for the game you are playing.
Make sure you are using only licensed accessories with your system. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible with Nintendo systems, and may not work correctly.
Remove and firmly re-insert the Game Pak into the system. The Game Pak label should be facing away from the machine. Be sure the Game Pak is fully inserted. You will know it is fully inserted when you hear it click in place.
Turn the system on and test the game again.
If it still doesn't work, remove all accessories to see if the Game Pak works correctly without the accessory. If the game does work correctly once the accessory is removed, then the game pak and the accessory may not be compatible. Check the game pak instruction manual.
What to do if Troubleshooting doesn't help

Game Boy Advance Games
We recommend contacting the manufacturer of the game. We can only offer assistance on titles made by Nintendo. For titles made by another company, you will need to contact that company to see if game pak replacement options are available. Please use our Licensee Directory to find the company's contact information. If you are not sure who made the game, you can use the Game List section on this website to look up the game. Who made the game is provided under "Publisher" information. If the game is made by Nintendo, please click here to find out what options are available for repair or replacement of your product.
All Other Game Boy Games
Due to the age of these games, repairs are unavailable. We recommend purchasing a replacement from a retailer or online auction site that carries older products. For more information on locating older products, click here.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


You could go on the internet, and look up cheat sites for example www.gamewinners.com. They may have what you want, I personally go to them all the time, and if they don't have what you want than they might not have it...yet.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Dec 16, 2016


Jarrett again, I heard that the gba keeps a backup save file just in case the current one is corrupted somehow. I have heard of this before, and intend to pursue this solution further; most likely by going to a nearby Play n Trade. Thanks anyway!

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Nov 21, 2014


Depending on how far you are in the game, you might still need to catch the legendary pokemon near the end of the game. Other ways are hacking(not recommended) and trading with a friend. Hope this helps.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Nov 17, 2014


Once the data is corrupt, lost, or your battery dies in GBA games your data is gone and there is no way of recovering it other than replay it all the way to where you are again.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013


Well my friend i had the same problem and the only way to open the hatch is to get a very small screw flat driver and got to the kitchen stove and heat up the screw driver and melt the plastic around the screw and with a plier rotate the screw until out.. you will damage the baterry hatch but thats the only way.. look for a new one on ebay.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Jul 06, 2013


Thought it may just be worth it to buy a new one, here is a video explaining how to fix the light manually.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm5G6WV7rw8

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Jun 02, 2013


Move an emulator and game ROMs on your gameboy with the PC to Gameboy cable

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Dec 16, 2012


Chances are you have damaged some internal components. Best thing you can do is if you feel comfortable doing such a thing is to open it, and see if any parts are cracked or worse. Best of luck to you.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on May 23, 2011


Greetings,

The game data for GBA SP games are held in the actually game cartridge itself. It is not stored within the GBA. If the data from the games has been deleted, he would have to restart each game from the beginning. There is no way to restore lost saved data once it is gone. Thank you for using FixYa! =) If I helped, please give me a rating.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Dec 08, 2010


It's broke. Would probably cost more to fix it then to buy a new one.
If you are so inclined though, you can try opening up and see if you can find something loose.


Nintendo Game... | Answered on Jul 20, 2010


That has to be me.
I've been waiting just for you.

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Jul 20, 2010


did u try saving your game first before you shut it of

Nintendo Game... | Answered on Jun 30, 2010


you have to buy a cord less thing and it will let u pick up the signals around there and then go to your and boom u have a place were u can trade and do stuff like that

Nintendo Game... | Answered on May 01, 2010

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