Game Boy Advance SP - No Power Troubleshooting

If the power light on your Game Boy Advance SP is no longer coming on, please use the following troubleshooting steps.

    Troubleshooting Steps:

    1. Charge the Battery
      If there is no light, or the light is red, try charging the unit fully before use, especially if you are using an accessory like the e-Reader.

      Note: If the problem happens with only Game Boy Color or original Game Boy games (these games are more square-shaped and taller than Game Boy Advance games) when the light is red, this is due to these games requiring more power. Make sure the unit is fully charged before using.
    2. Does the charging light and/or power light display when the AC Adapter is connected to a wall outlet?
      If not, try the charging light won't display troubleshooting.

    3. If Charging the Battery Does Not Work, Try a Different Licensed AC Adapter
      If the lights don't display, try a different AC Adapter, if possible, to determine if perhaps the problem is with the adapter.

      • If a different AC Adapter works, you will need to get a replacement AC Adapter. Please click here for information on locating replacement parts.
      • If a different AC Adapter doesn't work, or if a replacement AC Adapter is not available and the lights will not display, your system will need to be repaired or replaced. Please click here to find out what options are available for repair or replacement of your product.