This set brings new life to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP internal components and rehouses them into our Boxy Pixel unhinged aluminum design. Use product chooser on this page to create a custom kit. The price shown on this page is for the metal shells (housings) only. Please view your cart to see the total price. Please do not delete any individual items added to your cart.
This is the second generation housing and includes 4 parts: Front housing, LCD rear housing, main rear housing, battery rear panel, and fasteners.
- The rear L and R buttons are in the same relative location on the backside. The L and R buttons will have precise, reduced travel, and the front buttons (not included) were intentionally made slightly taller than stock buttons.
- With a used SP, an upgraded IPS screen, and our buttons, you can can drop the parts in without any soldering. If you would like to add functionality, we have features built in to do so.
- There is space made for to add a type C charge board and/or headphone jack. If you chose not to use them, we have simple 3d printed plugs to fill the holes on the bottom.
- There is space for a larger, optional battery if desired. We have a larger 1700 mAh battery available.
- The overall depth is slightly larger than the original and makes playing more comfortable.
- The brightness button is maintained so you can easily (optionally) solder in the brightness control wire if you desire
- There is still access to the rear link port and the power port, however some larger attachments modules will not fit.
- Height = 133mm, Width = 82mm, depth = 22.9m
- Fully assembled aluminum weight = 7.8 oz (depending on modifications)
- Included fastener size: M1.7x 3mm and 4mm long, flathead
Basic parts required:
Original Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP (any version)
Plastic power and volume sliders
Wire (28-30 awg recommended). Can use much smaller wire for any signal wires for headphone.
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1. Can these new parts fit the Version 1 unhinged?
With the exception of the flat battery panel, no.
2. Do I use stock silicone, do I use stock L and R buttons, etc?
Answer: I have created an assembly process with images so you can see what is involved to assemble and get a better understanding of what parts are needed for your custom build.
3. Can I use an OEM screen?
Yes! The stock screen is a very tight fit, so carefully remove the foam on the back of the screen.
If you would rather have a fully functional custom unit built for you, contact one of the builders from our list: Builders List
These parts are not mass produced and we use multiple machine shops, so surface finish, texture, and color may vary between batches. Colors may also look different depending on your screen, the lighting, and variations in anodizing.
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Brass parts come as machined and may show oxidation/discolor and some small machining or small scratches are possible. Assume you will need to do your final surface finishing using a flexible 3M sanding pad. (The 3M 7448 usually works well). Then, apply clearcoat, poly, or other coating to maintain the shine.
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