Error Messages - e-Reader Connected to a Nintendo GameCube

Please Note: The steps below apply to both the Game Boy Advance, and the Game Boy Advance SP, unless specially noted.

  1. Make sure the e-Reader is firmly attached to the Game Boy Advance system.
  2. Make sure the e-Reader is properly connected to the Nintendo GameCube using the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable.

    • For the Game Boy Advance, the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable must be plugged into the top of the e-Reader.
    • For the Game Boy Advance SP, the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable must be plugged directly into the Game Boy Advance SP, between the L and R Buttons, not into the e-Reader.


  3. Check the instructions for the games you are playing to make sure they are e-Reader compatible and also for any special instructions.

  4. Inspect the cables, link ports, and the Nintendo GameCube controller port to see if there is any obvious damage.
  5. Try a different Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance link cable, if possible. If you find that you need a new link cable, you can purchase a new one in our Online Store.
  6. The problem may be with the connection port on one of the units. To test this, try the following:

    • Check your Nintendo GameCube Controller Port
      Remove the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable from the Nintendo GameCube and insert a regular Nintendo GameCube controller. Does the controller work properly?
    • Check your Game Boy Advance System Link Port
      If you are familiar with playing two player Game Boy games, remove the e-Reader and try connecting your Game Boy Advance system to another Game Boy. Are you able to play two player games normally?


    • If the Nintendo GameCube Controller works properly and two player games work fine with your Game Boy Advance system, the problem is likely the e-Reader.

If the problem you are experiencing is with the e-Reader, Game Boy Advance system, or Nintendo GameCube, please click here to find out what options are available for repair or replacement of your product.