I got this package from Bulgaria. I never knew their lettering reminds of the Russian ones, so I was surprised to get this brightly yellow parcel in my hands.
Here it is, the GBA SP that I bought for 15 pounds excl. shipping. Pretty neat, huh?
Not a single scratch in the screen, no cracks, and comparatively few scratches when compared to other consoles for sale.
Here it is, the new Pearl White shell mounted on. It took a lot of effort, especially when I forgot steps and had to unscrew the board and backtrack a bit, but all in all it was a pretty easy thing to do, considering I’m not the technical type.
Here’s the bottom of the system. It came with a Hong Kong sticker for the system along with all the other parts.
And here’s the system with Dragonball: Advanced Adventure, one of the best games for the system.
I never installed the white plugs at the lid, but used the old system’s gray ones since it looked way nicer that way. Incidentally, the kit didn’t contain the hinge-thingeys to I had to salvage the parts from the original system’s shell. It also missed a certain metal part for the battery lid, that too had to be salvaged.
Since the Bulgarian box was awesome I kept it, and put all the parts of the old GBA SP and the shell of the new one into it. Effectivity for the win!
I was so focused during the assembly that I forgot to take pics of the guts of the system… as my apology I’ll show you this link of X-rays of Video Game Systems:
Joystiq: Video Game Innards
Here’s a sample:
Wario image from: http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/f/f7/Tiny_Wario_SML3_Wario_Land.png/100px-Tiny_Wario_SML3_Wario_Land.png