Introduction: GBA Flash Drive Mod

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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

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

Step 2: Open GBA N Cut

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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

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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

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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

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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!!!

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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!!


thecoolhobo (author)2012-08-27

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

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

chaosvoider (author)2010-02-07

 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

Merloc50 (author)2010-01-16


TheGamerDude (author)2009-11-25


PSPerson (author)2009-10-05

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

GhostBoyHiro (author)PSPerson2009-10-05

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

PSPerson (author)PSPerson2009-10-05

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.

JasonMyers (author)2009-08-25

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.

amakerguy (author)2009-01-29

Neat. Heres mine I made...

Create123 (author)2009-01-18

Cool!! Is this an easy project??

GhostBoyHiro (author)Create1232009-01-21

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.

bassclarinet23 (author)2009-01-04

Pretty cool!

rocksalt2342 (author)2008-12-08

just out of curiosity, what game did the GBA cartridge contain?

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

...but, what was the game?

Nameless37 (author)2008-10-13

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

GhostBoyHiro (author)Nameless372008-10-13

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.

PCDude2143 (author)2008-09-19

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.

mg0930mg (author)2008-09-10

Nice tutorial. It seems pretty good.

deathorange (author)2008-08-27
Thanks for the tutorial i made my own but the bsu is further to the left than yours because i wouldent of been able to fit the screw in otherwise.
O and i used a 1.4mm flat screw driver no special one nedded.

GhostBoyHiro (author)deathorange2008-08-27

thanx bro 4 showin me urs i like dat idea, im glad people are lookin at my tutorial on dis it was a first time thing and i need a case 4 my broken flash drive hope 2 see many others like urs and ur a true fan of my work and i do love sonic so nice tough on dat.

deathorange (author)GhostBoyHiro2008-08-29

Mind the weird thing is i bought that sonic game of one of my friends before the holidays and my exact words were "ill find something todo with it" and i did thanks to you great tutorial. P.S Mind if got a big project in the works at the minute im making a ipod wireless dock out of a old ps1 a old ipod dock and some wireless gear.

reedz (author)2008-08-22

That makes me so sad to hear "OLD Game Boy Advance Game"

GhostBoyHiro (author)reedz2008-08-22

sry but dats wat i think of them im sad 2 now we have ds games boo hoo!! lol

GhostBoyHiro (author)2008-08-22

this is my first mod try it out and send me pix of wat ur looks like. im hoping to make something better soon. but i would like to see more people trying dis out. thanx 4 checkin it out and comment me on any questions or if u have any other gud ideas 4 me as 2 wat 2 mod next.

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