GBA Flash Drive Mod

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Introduction: GBA Flash Drive Mod

About: the name is GhostBoyHiro, im new at modding but i just started messing around with some stuff now im into it.

i was bored and my flash drive case broke but it still worked so i modded it into an old GBA game.
check out how i did it . enjoy!!

Step 1: The Thing Ur Goin 2 Need

1.Old GBA game
2.Flashdrive
3.A sheet rock knife
4.Tiny flat head screw driver
5. Black tape

Step 2: Open GBA N Cut

1. open up ur old GBA game with the small screw driver.
2. when opened use the knife to cut about a inch in the middle of the game(as seen in picture)

Step 3: Open Flash Drive

1. the flash drive shown is just 4 example but open up ur flash drive and remove from the case.(as shown in picture)

Step 4: Now to Put It Together

1. place the flash drive into the GBA game .
2. place black tape on the flash drive so it and stay in place. if u want u can use something else like hot glue or something else so it can stay but i used tape.

Step 5: Now to Add a Finishing Touch

1. screw it together.
2. if ur flash drive has a LED light on it make the game look a bit cooler.
3. in the middle of the game insert where u think the light may be at and make a nice small hole i use a screw driver 2 make the hole.

Step 6: Now Ur Done!!!

finally ur done. plug it in and show it off to ur friends. a fast and easy way 2 fix ur broken flash drive case. i got alot of offers to make more 4 friends. thanx for checkin out my first mod. ENJOY!!

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    I plan on doing this with an original Gameboy game does know how to get the screw on the back off?

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    my mom had a flathead screwdriver made for eye glasses and it fit well... just a thought

     It probably would be even cooler with the LED if you used a GBA game that had a see-thru cartridge (like the pokemon games). Even better would be if you could flip it so you could sorta protect the connector from dust or something, haha!

    Awesome idea! I might try with an old GB game instead since they're easier to come by in my house.... and probably less risk of getting stolen at school... :D

    nice. the only thing i don't like is how wide it is, otherwise i'd totally do it!

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    thanx im in da works of trying dis out wit a gameboy pocket cartridge and turning my gameboy pocket into a mini external hard drive maybe with like 3 flash drives in it

    also, it would be cool if you took a broken GBA and modded a usb port into it. put the kart in and you are connected to usb.

    It would be a good idea to make it so that the plug part folds out, instead of jutting out of the bottom. I've never tried to mod one of these before, so I don't know if that would work.

    Neat. Heres mine I made...

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    yea it kind of is if u have all of the tools and things needed dat i listed but other then dat yea if u try it out send me a video or picture of how urs came out just like some of my other fans of my mod.

    it was a rom game i found at a flea market and i didn't like da game so i use it 4 dis project and it worked out fine

    now make your gameboy advanced into a usb hub lol. so you slide the cartridge in like a game and have storage!

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    sounds like a new project but i already made a nes controller hub but dat could work out 2 im goin 2 try it but i need a GBA 2 WORK WITH IF SOME ONE WOULD LIKE 2 DONATE THERES dat would be kool.

    I actually did something similar to this, except I Dremeled a hole in the side of the cartridge because I didn't want the thing to be so wide. A wide flash drive tends to have difficulty fitting into small spaces.

    Nice tutorial. It seems pretty good.