Game Boy Advance SP - Charging the Battery

Important Note:
We highly recommend you review the following precautions before you set up and operate your Nintendo system:

Please Read Before Charging:

  • Do not charge the battery during an electrical storm
  • Always perform a full charge before the first use or after long periods of disuse (charge until the lower LED light is OFF)
  • If you have any questions about the Game Boy Advance SP's rechargeable battery, please visit our Battery FAQ, by clicking here.

To Charge the Battery:
  1. Insert the AC Adapter's DC Connecter Plug into External Extension Connector 2 on the Game Boy Advance SP. Note: The DC Connector Plug only fits one way, and has a slot on one side that fits into a similar slot on the Game Boy Advance SP. Do not force it, or it may damage the connector.
  2. Swing the prongs out of the AC Adapter and insert into a standard 120-volt AC wall outlet. Make sure that the prongs are fully inserted into the outlet.

  3. The Recharge Indicator LED (the lower of the two indictor lights) will light up to indicate charging. The LED will turn OFF when the battery is fully charged. Note: You can play games while charging, however it will take longer to recharge the battery.

  4. When fully charged, gently remove the AC Adapter from the wall outlet by grabbing the plug itself (not the cord.) Fold the prongs back into the housing and remove the DC Connector Plug from External Extension Connector 2.