Game Boy Advance SP Unhinged
Game Boy Advance SP Unhinged
Game Boy Advance SP Unhinged
Game Boy Advance SP Unhinged
Game Boy Advance SP Unhinged

Game Boy Advance SP Unhinged

Regular price $94.00 Sale

This, and other Advance SP parts are a pre-order.  This part has an estimated arrival end of January 2021.   Any orders after December 22 may be delayed after Jan 2021 as we may have to place another order for machined parts. Thank you for your patience!

This set brings new life to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP internal components and rehouses them into our Boxy Pixel unhinged aluminum design. Our housing also is designed to allow a backlit funnyplaying IPS screen to drop in. (the stock AGS screen will NOT fit)  Includes 4 parts: Front housing, LCD rear housing, main rear housing, and battery rear panel, and fasteners.  This is for aluminum shells and fasteners only.  You must choose your remaining components to complete this custom build.

  • 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
  • With a used SP, an updgraded 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 a type C charge board, 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 battery if desired.  We have a larger battery available.
  • There is space available for wireless charge coil. You would need to make the rear battery access panel plastic to do so.
  • The overall depth is larger than the original and makes playing more comfortable.
  • The brightness button is maintained so you can (optionally) solder in the brightness control wire
  • There is still access to the rear link port and the power port, however some attachments modules will not fit.  
  • Height = 133mm, Width = 82mm, depth = 22.9mm


Basic parts required:

Original Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP (any version)

You MUST use custom buttons - With the exeption of the L and R, the stock buttons will not fit.

Aftermarket backlit IPS screen kit (Funnyplaying or ?)

3d printed battery retainer (if using stock battery)

Optional parts

Headphone and Type C plug (if you are not adding these)

Type C board (requires custom wiring and soldering)

Headphone jack (requires custom wiring and soldering)

Larger battery (requires soldering)

 

FAQ.

1.  Are we going to offer finished custom built units

Answer: Most likely yes. However we need time to determine build times before offering this service

2. What headphone jack do you need?

Answer: We will come out with recommendations in the coming weeks.  If we can find a good supplier, we might offer them for sale.

3.  Can I use your Type C power board that is used in the GBA/GBC?  

Answer: Yes. Our board has some functionality that would not be utilized in the SP, but it fits well in the SP unhinged shell

4.  Do I use silicone, do I use stock L and R buttons, etc.

Answer: I have created a VERY simplified assembly process with images so you can see what is involved to assemble and get a better understand of what parts are need and what is optional.  This is for reference only right now.  More details will be added.

5.  Will you have more color options?  

Answer:  Possibly sometime in 2021.