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If the left and right triggers on your Game Boy Advance are starting to feel soft, uneven, or unresponsibe, switch out your old tactile switches with these high-quality clicky replacement parts.
- Durable, high-quality manufacturing
- Satisfying clicky feeling
- Improves the responsiveness of the left and right triggers
- 1 x Game Boy Advance L/R Clicky Tactile Switch
- Tactile switches sold individually, not in pairs
- We strongly recommend that both tactile switches be replaced at the same time to prevent your L and R trigger buttons from feeling uneven
- You will need to carefully sand down the blue protrusions on the tactile switches in order for the buttons to fit perfectly into your shell. We recommend testing the tactile switches in your shell periodically while sanding them down to determine the height you find most comfortable
- This is an aftermarket product and may not feel identical to its genuine counterpart
The button is too tall, had to solder and desolder to adjust then reassemble my GBA to test the fit multiple times. Had to trim the top of one of them just to make it fit and the ones that were not trimmed are still a very tight fit. Other than that issue the quality is great and feels way better than the OEM buttons.
Buttons are much clickier and satisfying to press. The only thing I don't like is that they are very loud when clicked. That might be a personal preference though. All in all, its a good replacement and I recommend it.
It was a bit of a pain to remove the old parts, but the replacements feel sturdy and not cheap at all.
While these buttons technically work. They are not drop in replacements.
The ground pins will have to be tweaked to fit the hole pattern of the PCB as they were not set wide enough.
The installer will have to make sure the height above the PCB at which they solder in the buttons will not be flush, it's about 3/4mm off the board.
And finally, probably the worst part is that you will have to take some flush cutters and chop about 1mm off the actual plastic button.
If you do not trim the button down, you can't install the triggers into the body of the console without depressing the buttons, which obviously makes them always engaged and useless.
I found this out the hard way by installing them first and then trying to trim them exactly the same length without removing them from the PCB.
All in all, it was very difficult for me to find anyone selling shoulder buttons for the AGB and not the AGS, so I'll have to take what I can get.
A side note to anyone planning this work:
Getting the old buttons off the board is pretty difficult. Even wicking all the solder you can and such. I had to use flush cutters to cut the excess pin from the back of the pcb and then de-solder the button. Then once you clean up the holes, it's not too bad.
These are great if you want a really stiff click, but some might feel that they require too hard of a press.
If you decide to install them, make sure to get them in at a right angle, and be aware that you will either have to shorten the button or drill out the L+R triggers a bit. I decided to do the latter, and a 3/16" bit worked well.
I also had to scrape a slight bit off of my aftermarket shell, I think they may be SLIGHTLY wider than the original switches. It was no trouble, just something to check for if you have trouble closing the shell.