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!

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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!

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    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.

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    7 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.


    9 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.


    9 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!!!!


    11 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...)

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    Reply 11 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