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

  1. If this is the first time you are using your Game Boy Advance SP, make sure the internal battery is fully charged before using. Please click here for help charging the battery.

  3. Firmly insert a Game Pak into the Game Pak Slot on the underside of the Game Boy Advance SP, so that the label side of the Game Pak is facing away from the unit. Be sure the Game Pak is fully inserted. You will know it is fully inserted when you hear it click in place.


  5. Carefully lift up the screen into the open position.

  7. Turn on the power by pushing the Power Switch towards the screen. Note: The LCD screen light will automatically come on when the unit is first turned on. To turn the light off, press the Screen Light Switch (the small button above the Control Pad and A, B buttons).

  8. The screen will display the Game Boy logo, and then change to the display for the game that you are playing. Be sure to read the Game Pak instruction booklet for the game you are playing. To get the best image on your Game Boy Advance SP:

    • For best color under bright light conditions, turn the screen light OFF to extend the battery life.
    • For best color under low light conditions, turn the screen light ON. (This will reduce battery life to about ten hours of game play.)

  9. To remove the Game Pak after playing, first turn the power OFF by sliding the Power Switch towards the front, then slide the Game Pak out of the Game Pak Slot.

  10. When finished playing, fold the Game Boy Advance SP closed to protect the display screen. Important Note: Please make sure to turn the system off after playing, as the power does not automatically turn off when the system is closed.

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