Plus I got furstrated with it and stomped on it a few times and threw it across the room.
Anywho, it looks like all my problems are solved now. The wonderful folks at Nintendo have announced a new version of the handheld console called the Game Boy Advance SP. It's smaller, it folds up, it has a rechargable battery and a built in light.
Wow, that thing looks cool. Too bad I can't get one until March 23rd.