I Restored This $5 Ebay Junk Gameboy Advance. It Used to be Blue – Retro Console Repair

June 17, 2020



I found this ruined Gameboy Advance for $5 it was sold as junk and it doesn’t work. It is extremely yellow. The original color was transparent light blue called Glacier. This sort of projects are always interesting as I never know if the console has been completely destroyed on the inside or if it has only a small issue. Check out also my Gameboy t-shirt design, I will remove it from the store at the end of March:

I started the restoration by trying to get the power on. First I tried to clean corroded the contacts. To do that I needed to desolder the top of the switch. New switches can also be bought online if you just prefer to change it. After opening the switch I used isopropyl alcohol to gently clean the contacts. If you can’t desolder it you can try to get isopropyl alcohol in the switch and then turn it on and off multiple times (with no batteries) similarly to what I will do with the volume wheel. However I think this is not as good method because it only spreads the dirt on on the inside rather than removing it. Once I got the power on I noticed the volume wheel didn’t do much. It occasionally got some contact and turned the volume louder for a brief moment. I thought that it may have the same issue as the power switch. It was so this was very easy fix from the “technical” point. These were the only functional issues I found.

I also removed the yellowing from the plastic shell which was supposed to be colorless. For this I used the same retrobrighting method as always. H2O2 and UV-light. Full tutorial here:

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Screw driver set:
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All Comments

  • how did u glue the glass and screen back together

    Mobercu June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • restore the super nintendo please or the gamecube ° U °

    Rodrigo Benitez June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Good job ! As always.

    R3dden June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Love it! No crappy long intro, nor shitty music in the background, nor an annoying loud douchbag bantering a not getting to the point. Excellent video man!!!

    38sspr crs June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Хадича Юлдвшева June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • What do you do with this stuff once you fix it? Just curious.

    robskalas June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • You’ll want to watch this video at 1.75x speed

    Joe Quinn June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • I didn't know TheRelaxingEnd did repairs too

    Rax zaman June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • You're cool!

    Arc Master 7 June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • is this therelaxingend??

    Harry Brock June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Beautiful Job! I will also restore mine. 😉

    Kamoulox 94 June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Like I didn't feel old enough already!

    I remember getting one of these for my birthday 😅 like 20 years ago.

    Louie June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • 4:20 roblox logo

    ParchedVids #2 June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Really no backlight?

    J.R. Spingly June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Can you imagine how much isopropyl alcohol this man goes through in a year ? 🤯🧐

    Amanda Nicole Jones June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • I wish the you and the Ducktor could fix America. 🙁 We have riots, anarchists, white supremacists, political opinions at war, and COVID 19. Watching the repairs helps me. Thank you

    Taylor Queensbury June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Dude I have a pimped out version of one of these I did yesterday it was the same problem there was a small piece of tin foil in the on and off switch

    LEVIATHAN .:[LEGENDS]:. June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • damn you definitely win another sub with this one. clean af and so many childhood memories

    Cristian Aguilar June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • 11:30 Someone is hungry….

    Mykeeh ‘ June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • The good old triwing screws. The ONLY thing that stopped me from taking apart my game boys.

    Dimetime35c June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • https://youtu.be/6MiJewBfJEw

    David Nascimento June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Crazy what a lil alcohol can do

    Ms. Abril June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Me: I don’t see the appeal of ASMR
    Me, intensely watching this man clean a GBA:
    😮

    Carlos Ramon June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • This is almost therapeutic

    Tanner Reel June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • I wonder if I can fix the scratches on my switch screen the way you fixed this one🤔

    Carlos Noriega June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Wonder if isopropyl alcohol can fix my relationship? 🤣

    solomon parham June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • I never really liked the transparent models, but at least they're still better than the white ones. Didn't take me long to get that one dirty. I also got a transparent GBA with some games up for sale. Comes with the AGB-008 Power Adapter as well.

    Harold Balczac June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Why is this retro? It was only like 15-20 years ago…… oh

    Jax Johnson June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • This should be in the odly satisfieng

    herro June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • I wonder how exactly someone managed to get a GBA that dirty.

    iWasTheTurkey June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Thank you, this made me feel better 😊💖💖💕💕

    Crimson June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Absolute crap. People are really taken in by these aren’t they.

    Roberto Moi June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • That's so helpful thank's brow….

    Chane Clarke June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Why is the duck wearing airpods?

    William Rittenhouse June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • who hurt this gameboy

    Poppin June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • I know the video is 2 months old. however, despite the gameboy advance screen. It did not have much lighting. Could that be modified? to have a led screen. with more lighting.

    Wolfire Blue June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • I cringed at the paper towel for polishing part.

    ACTUALLYRICH June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Sir regarding the scratch remover for the screen glass, can i use it also for removing the scratches on the disk?

    Brent Samonte June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • i am shocked this "junk" is sold for $5. i would have given it away for free or for $1.

    Tse Hong Ling June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Men I love your videos! They are so satisfying..

    Borman Lopez June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Wanna sell it for 10?

    Tony O June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Did the previous owner ever wash their disgusting hands?! Jesus!!

    Trip Wildermuth June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • You are doing very nice game boy repair.

    Tarık TAKMAZ June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Can i buy it from u🥺

    Aryam Z June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • YouTube guy: " I bought this gameboy that doesn't work anymore for $5 because its owners stored it in a hole they dug in their backyard instead of their drawer."

    Also guy: "Meet my friends hydrogen peroxide and alcohol!"

    Joel June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • Duckter saving the day

    Kai Bethune gamer June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply
  • This guy: cleans rusty tools. Also this guy: uses extremely rusty things

    dog June 17, 2020 6:18 am Reply

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