Game Gear Capacitor Kit | All Versions

SKU: SGG1809
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Developed under the name "Project Mercury", the Game Gear was the primary competition to the Game Boy, the Atari Lynx and the TurboExpress.

It shared much of its hardware with the Master System, and can play Master System games by use of an adapter. Sega positioned the Game Gear, which had a full-color backlit screen with a landscape format, as a technologically superior handheld to the Game Boy.

The Game Gear was notorious for bad capacitors, which means almost no Game Gears exist in the wild that work without repair.

This kit comes with all the capacitors needed to fix EVERY VERSION of your Game Gear:

  • VA1
  • VA4
  • VA5

Soldering skills required, small components may be difficult for beginners. Simply remove all old aluminium capacitors from the board, and install the same value capacitors in their place.

Installation instructions can be found for this kit below:

RetroSix Sega Game Gear capacitor kit - All versions

Replace all 10uF and 4.7uF capacitors with 10uF surface mount capacitors.

NOTE: This kit now comes with 1000uF instead of 820uF.

Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Most products ship within 1 business day from our warehouse in Pennsylvania USA. Orders will be shipped in the order they are received. Please select a shipping speed according to your needs.

About Us

Hand Held Legend is committed to keeping retro gaming alive and better than ever. Upgrade your childhood consoles with modern tech. We strive for excellence in all that we do and aim to serve our customers well.

Customer Reviews

Based on 85 reviews
I'm very happy

It's a good product for my old game gear.
And the GG works again. :)

Works perfectly

I recapped two game gears with this kit and everything works phenomenally. It's great to have my childhood game gear in working order again. Both were va1 boards and didn't notice any sound issues vs an electrolytic recapped soundboard.

Tony Ontiveros
LAME he didn’t care about helping me out!!!

The kit was nice but it was really dumb that you wouldn’t help me out. In purchasing just the specific capacitors I needed cause I already purchase some beforehand and I needed two kits of caps so it wasn’t just 1 order.

Luis Salas

Game Gear Capacitor Kit | All Versions

田中 賢志

Game Gear Capacitor Kit | All Versions

Rick King

It was labeled well, and the instructions were easy to follow

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