Game Boy Advance SP: USB-C Kit (Centered)

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The new renovated design of the Game Boy Advance SP board has been improved by adding features which will help with much easier installation.

As before, this board allows to charge the battery by USB-C cable or connect headphones with USB-C or jack adapter to USB-C in your Game Boy Advance SP (Also compatible with Nintendo DS).

However, this new model has three important changes:

First, the thickness changed to 2.4 mm instead of 1.2 mm which helps to have the connector as much centered in the hole as possible.

Second, the pads are castellated holes now that make much easier to solder it. (check the video below)

Finally, the new plastic cover is now made with resin 3D printing which with the high resolution provides more details and an improved finish fitted to the shell.


  • New castellated holes (pads): It has never been so easy to solder it.
  • New redesigned plastic cap made by resin 3D printer. It fit the hole like a glove with original GBA SP case. (1)
  • Charging your Game Boy Advance SP by USB-C, compatible with:
      • USB power banks
      • USB-A chargers
      • USB-C chargers (2)
      • USB-C PD chargers (normal speed, not fast) (2)
      • USB-A to USB-C cables
      • USB-C to USB-C cables (2)
  • Playing the sound using a USB-C headphones or USB-C adapter to Jack 3.5mm.

(1) The plastic cap is made for the original GBA SP shell. It may be compatible with other shells, but it will depends on how similar they are to the original.

(2) This feature has been recently added but has a limitation. Before USB-C to USB-C cables were not compatible and they didn’t charge the GBA SP. They can be used now, but they work only connected in one side. It means when you connect the USB-C cable face up will charge correctly the battery and the orange led will turn on, but when you connect face down will not do anything.
(Supporting double side connecting disable the audio of the speaker. So, this is the best option to keep the audio works and makes the USB-C to USB-C cables/chargers compatible. You can see a video in the “Additional content (videos)” tab.)


Installation detail of the v1.6 (current version):


  • 1 board (2.4 mm thickness)
  • 1 plastic cap to cover the hole



Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the plastic cap.

The USB-C earphone or USB-C adapter to Jack 3.5mm must be without any DAC inside, just analog device, otherwise it won’t work. For example these ones work perfect:


Additional information

Weight 0,0014 kg
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 1 cm
Circuit color


Circuit version


Plastic color

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Additional content (videos)

Soldering the board

You can see in this video how to solder the board.

Compatibility test

This another video shows the compatibility with different chargers

Test sound

I recorded two GBA SP, one with the original connector and adapter, and the another one with USB-C connector and USB-C adapter. Both sound layer are similar:

If you wish, you can download the mp3 and compare them yourself with a specialized software.


This board is compatible with:

  • Game Boy Advance SP (AGS-001)
  • Game Boy Advance SP Backlight (AGS-101)
  • Nintendo DS (NTR-001)

Some third party modules which people or I have tried and work well together this kit:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a USB-C to USB-C charger?

Yes, you can use it, but the game console will only charge with certain chargers/cables when you connect the connector with the face up (Read the description for more details).


  • 2022-12: v1.5
    • PCB thickness of 2.4 to center the USB in the hole.
    • New castellated holes (pads) to make easier to solder the board.
    • New redesigned plastic cap made by resin 3D printer.
    • USB-C to USB-C cables/chargers support.
  • 2023-01: v1.6 (published on 2023-02-21)
    • Added castellated holes for the shield pads.

If you are happy with your installation result, you can send me the photos and I can publish here, other clients will see the result!

Benoit Prégent:




1 review for Game Boy Advance SP: USB-C Kit (Centered)

  1. Filipe Renca (verified owner)

    Amazing upgrade!

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