Charge a Game Boy Advance SP and Still Have It Plugged Into a Gamecube!

10,581

5

7

Intro: Charge a Game Boy Advance SP and Still Have It Plugged Into a Gamecube!

I was playing the Legend of Zelda Wind Waker with my GBA SP plugged into my Gamecube and it started to run out of juice. So I quickly ran down to the fridge and pulled out some orange juice! I poured it in a glass and ran to the poor thing. Acting quickly I sat down at my desk and started this up!

Step 1: Materials

You will need a Game Boy Advance SP, a GBA to Gamecube cord, A Phillips screwdriver, and something to pry it apart which could be a knife, a screwdriver, or a multi-tool!

Step 2: Dis-asemble

First you have to take the adapter apart, just take out the screws.

Step 3: The Insides

This is the insides of the adapter. All you need to do is just pull the electronics out!

Step 4: The Needed Piece

This is the only part you need so you can just throw the rest away!

Step 5: Plug It In, Plug It In!

Just plug in the remains of the adapter and move the cords over then plug the power in and play away!

Video of proof!


Share

    Recommendations

    • Plastics Contest

      Plastics Contest
    • Electronics Tips & Tricks Challenge

      Electronics Tips & Tricks Challenge
    • Optics Contest

      Optics Contest

    7 Discussions

    Nice 'ible and all..... But thats just a shame. These GBA - GCN cords are becoming increasingly harder to find. I have 3 that took me 2 years to find at GameStop.

    1 reply
    0
    None
    STCVKR

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Just a suggestion, wouldn't it have been better to house the charging cable inside the gamecube connector puck instead of removing that cable, It would look much cleaner and not break as easily.

    0
    None
    dude22072

    8 years ago on Step 5

    i try this and the cable wouldn't go in. so i made it bare like you have and it almost went in but not all the way.

    0
    None
    pikmin816

    8 years ago on Introduction

     ugg finally I always run out of juice on the tingle tuner when i'm playing wind waker and I've been thinking why can't they just make it so you can charge the same time and now there finally is one thanks man!!!!

    0
    None
    ironsmiter

    10 years ago on Introduction

    that's a nice "quick fix" looking at step 4, picture.... it sure does look like there's a tidy little spot for your dremel to get to work on :-) any plans to "recase" the electronics? THAT i'd like to see( the girlfriend doesn't like the bare wire look for her electronics... and since all the nintendo stuff is hers...)

    1 reply
    0
    None
    taco_guy93ironsmiter

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yeah i tried cutting it out, the original idea was to cut out and area where all i had to do was plug the adapter in and then a hole would be there to plug the power in but the plug wouldnt fit so...... and i dont have the stuff to re-cast it