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These are currently produced by two separate factories. We will distinguish them by TYPE A and TYPE B.
There are some issues with compatibility across the different manufacturers, as a result, we have added attributes to our GBA products to help you find the best match (or at least make a more informed decision).
TYPE A SHELLS are from the same factory that produces the coloured GBA BUTTONS. TYPE A SHELLS are considered a more accurate moulding and are the most compatible with GBA BUTTONS - they should require very little or no modification for a good fit.
TYPE B SHELLS came after TYPE A - they are available in many more (excellent) colours BUT are considered a lower accuracy moulding. TYPE B SHELLS are still compatible with GBA BUTTONS, but will most likely require modification of the shoulder buttons and shell to achieve a good, freely moving and usable fit.
Since some colours of shell are available in both TYPE A and TYPE B, it is no longer as straightforward to identify which type you have by the colour alone.
A few things we noticed include:
You cannot replace the buttons on an original GBA without also changing the shell. It may be possible with HEAVY MODIFICATION but they are certainly not designed for this purpose.