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Do you have information on SD  cards that you don't want anyone to see? Do you like hideing things where no-one will find them? Do I sound like a person from an infomercial? Anyway,this instructable will teach you how to hide SD cards inside video games. 
Specifically,how to hide SD cards inside Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance games. This is my first instructable,so comments telling what I did wrong,if I did anything wrong,would be appreciated.
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Step 1: Stuff you'll need.

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You will need:

A Gameboy Color game
A Gameboy Advance game
A mini SD card
A Micro SD card
A small flathead screwdriver

Scotch Tape ( not pictured )

Step 2: Color Or Advance?

Decide. Color houses mini SD, Advance houses Micro SD. For Gameboy Color instructions,go to the next step,for Gameboy Advance ,go to step 6.

Step 3: Gameboy Color-Mini SD

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Flip the game so the label is faceing down. You will see a REALLY odd-looking screw on the back. You could find an odd-looking screwdriver that matches it (I couldn't) or you can open it with the flathead by putting the head into one of the grooves and pushing it counterclockwise to loosen it. Sorry my camera couldn't focus on the screw. 

Step 4: Inserting the SD into the Color game

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Open it in the similar way to the Gameboy Advance game on step 6. Once it's open,put the SD EXACTLY where the picture illustrates. Failure to do so may result in permanent damage to your SD card. It may take some pressure, but close the game again and screw it back toghether. See picture.

Step 5: Color-Done!

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Done! For alternate construction,go to final step.
dajobe3 years ago
Alternatively you could heat up the end of a cheap ballpoint pen casing (with the ink cartridge and roller removed) then press it onto the screw so it sets around it for an ersatz screwdriver.
Oi23 (author)  dajobe3 years ago
Thanks! I'll have to try that,and once I verify if it works or not,which it should, do you mind if I use your idea,word for word in the instructable? I'll give credit to you for the idea.
dajobe Oi233 years ago
Feel free.
Oi23 (author)  dajobe3 years ago
Thanks for allowing me to use the idea. But what do you use to heat the pen? I used a hot glue gun to melt the pen to a putty-like consistancy, but by the time I took it off the tip of the hot glue gun and put it on the screw, it had hardened again. So it hardens the second I take the pen off the hot glue gun. It didn't work heating it with a glue gun. Or maybe I just used the wrong kind of pen.
dajobe Oi233 years ago
These are the kind of pens I meant:

And to melt them I just tend to use a lighter, or a soldering iron. Surprised a glue gun isn't doing the job, if it's melting as you say it should be fine, though I guess you do have to be a bit quick in applying it to the screw.

I should also point out that it's not a long-term solution, in that the pen casings I've used for this tend to shatter in a fairly short amount of time - but it lasts long enough for me to remove the screws and replace them with ordinary phillips ones.
Oi23 (author)  dajobe3 years ago
I'm still having trouble with it even when useing the specific pens you said and an open flame in the form of a candle (Which melts the pen to a liquid consistancy) Do you have an instructable or youtube videos or something to use pictures to help explain the process?