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SEGA Game Gear and Atari Lynx Backlight

SEGA Game Gear and Atari Lynx Backlight

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SKU : SGG4000

The old lighting tubes in the SEGA Game Gear are obsolete in the world of modern electronics. Tube lighting is a major power drain and many bulbs have burnt out or have lost their brightness. With a backlight replacement kit, you can double the battery life of your console, prevent overheating, improve screen brightness and improve the consistency of your LCD screen. This panel is thick to provide optimal light distribution and includes 5 bright SMD LEDs. 

FEATURES:

  • Doubles battery life
  • Reduced operating temperature over time: Testing shows consoles with hand-Held Legend Game Gear backlights installed had no change to operating temp from start to hour 2. Non-modded consoles show a 40 degree increase in 2 hours!
  • Dimensions: 2.2 inches by 2.8 inches.

INCLUDED:

  • 1x Game Gear/Lynx 5-LED Backlight
  • 1x 33ohm resistor

DOCUMENTATION:

  • Install Guide for Game Gear
  • This item can also be installed in the Atari Lynx although we do not support this modification. Please install at your own risk. Install guide here by Anubis.

WARNINGS:

  • Test before installation! When you receive a backlight/LCD kit, you should perform a dry run before installing to assure that nothing has been damaged in transit. A dry run or test fit means the kit is not installed in the shell. This includes the use of adhesives, brackets, and any performed soldering. All ribbon cables should have no bends or creases in them. If you are unsure how to perform a dry run, please contact our support team and we will be happy to help. Backlight kits that have been installed are not eligible for replacement or return.

  • LCD may break if put under too much pressure or dropped. Please exercise extreme caution when installing.
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shortyetibuilds
Kit works, instructions need updating.

It looks great and definitely fills its role as a dead tube replacement. It just works.

I recommend using excess cap legs or the extra from the resistor leg to bridge L4; don't do a solder blob. Also the reflective housing for the bulb needs some of its top front (that touches the old diffuser) sanded down for a true flush fit since the LED board is thicker than the diffuser was. Otherwise it pushes the LCD too far out to stay in the bracket/flush with the side that was glued. You can just lightly tighten the screws to keep it in place and avoid it pushing the LCD out, but if you use a bit of sand paper you can get a flush fit. Definitely use a saw and sand paper to finish the bracket cuts and it will be perfectly center.

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Kody Pieters
It works but....

Installing it is not for the faint hearted...if you don't have a Dremel or a 3D printer for the mounting bracket, this Install will be very difficult, also lining up the screen is very difficult as well, overall too much trouble to save some battery life, not much visual improvement over the cfl. Go for the clean screen if you can, much better.

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Michael
Works Great, Excellent for the money to replace a bad OEM backlight

I think this replacement LED backlight is a great value for the money, it will yield over 3x the battery life over the original backlight and is a great option to replace a bad backlight. Personally, I prefer the look of the original fluorescent backlight over this one, I feel that the fluorescent backlight is brighter and yields better color; the screen is a bit more washed out with the LED backlight in my opinion. Also the LED hotspots on the top of the screen are a bit distracting to me, others may find that this isn't a problem.

As far as installation goes, it is very straightforward, I recommend watching a few YouTube videos. When cutting the old bracket, use a rotary tool such as a dremel instead of a knife, the plastic diffuser is made of very brittle plastic.

Final thoughts; this backlight is a very inexpensive option to replace a broken backlight in a Game Gear or for someone who values better battery life over look of the screen. If you have a Game Gear with a bad backlight, you can't go wrong with this.

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Jaap B.
Good product, works as intended.

I found the mod quite hard to pull off. The installation of the screen with LED backlight didn't went without struggles. But I managed to succeed, the backlight works as intended so the product provided by HHL is good.

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Ethan S
It works, but a bit dissapointing

Bought this to replace the CFL for a customer of mine who was looking for a low-cost solution. While it does work and uses less power, it's not without flaws. For starters, the instructions are not as well written as other products from Handheld Legend. The install easy in hindsight but the pictures aren't very good representations. You will definitely need non-conductive tape to anchor the backlight in place or you'll struggle to get it to seat evenly. I'd be okay with this if it weren't for the fact the LED's are a blue hue and makes the colors really washed out no matter how you adjust the contrast. This really should be a white LED. Also the edge bleed on top is pretty noticeable. It gets the job done for $5 but if you care about a decent looking image you should probably just splurge and get an IPS or McWill upgrade screen.

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Rob R.
Great Replacement for Original CCFL Bulb

Followed the installation video and had no drama. Was careful separating the diffuser from the LCD and used a Dremel tool to cut the sides of the diffuser for use in orienting the LCD. Orienting the LCD was still a little tricky. The only improvement to this mod that I can think of is making/adding an orienting bracket for the LCD screen so it doesn't move around during the assembly. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product. It works great!

Orders placed with us will be fulfilled within 1 to 2 business days. Delays may occur depending on the volume we experience. This is especially true during sales and around the winter holidays. Once a package is fulfilled, we are unable to make any changes to the order or cancel it. Please review your entire order and the shipping information before completing the order for accuracy. Refunds will not be given under these circumstances. Once packages leave our warehouse, it is not in our control how fast it will get to you from there regardless of shipping option chosen. The shipping times shown are estimates, not guarantees. Refunds will not be given under these circumstances. 

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*If you would like to return or receive a refund on any item, please contact support@handheldlegend.com first to ensure that your item will qualify.

Purchases are eligible for return within 30 days of purchase. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

When you receive a backlight/LCD kit, you should perform a dry run before installing to assure that nothing has been damaged in transit. A dry run or test fit means the kit is not installed in the shell. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of adhesives, brackets, and any performed soldering. All ribbon cables should have no bends or creases in them. If you are unsure how to perform a dry run, please contact our support team and we will be happy to help. Backlight kits that have been installed are not eligible for replacement or return. If a backlight/LCD is returned and shows any signs of having been installed, it will not be eligible for a refund.

Requested returns/refunds/exchanges for items you believe to be defective, will be subject to a troubleshooting process with our support team before proceeding with a return/replacement/refund.

Modifying a product in any way, including but not limited to removing or adding components, will result in the voiding of our return/refund policy.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Defective or damaged parts are free to return within 30 days of purchase. Shipping costs are not covered for items returned at a customer's request or the refusal of the troubleshooting process with our support. Refunds for shipping costs and Route Shipping Insurance will not be given.

Please note that international orders are not eligible for a prepaid shipping label for returns on defective products. Returns must be paid for by the customer.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Returns can be sent to:
Hand Held Legend
Attn: Returns
519 Davisville Road; Unit 102
Willow Grove, PA 19090

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable).

We reserve the right to deduct an amount proportional to the chosen shipping return method from your refund if you order does not quality for a free return:

Refund Deduction Amounts by Shipping Method (USA):

  • $5.00 for USPS First Class Mail Returns
  • $10.00 for USPS Priority Mail Returns
  • $13 for all over carrier returns

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Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your original method of payment, within 1-7 business days.

Refunds for shipping costs and Route Shipping Insurance will not be given.

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If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account. Then contact your bank or credit card company. It may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund, please contact us at support@handheldlegend.com.

EXCHANGES (IF APPLICABLE)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at support@handheldlegend.com.

CANCEL/EDIT ORDERS

You may cancel or edit orders yourself (before fulfillment) by following the steps in this guide. If you edit/cancel your order, you can expect a refund within 1 to 7 business days. Orders that have been fulfilled by our shipping team cannot have edits made or be canceled. We will do our best to assist customers in this process if needed, but it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their order and shipping information is correct before processing the order. We are not responsible for any issues that may occur due to incorrect items, shipping information, etc on orders.