Sega Game Gear | Atari Lynx Backlight

Sega Game Gear Collection by Hand Held Legend

$9.99 USD Sale price

Regular price $9.99 USD

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. 

What's included:

  • 1 Game Gear 5-LED Backlight
  • 1 33ohm resistor

Benefits:

  • 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!

Find installation instructions here.

This item can also be installed in the Atari Lynx although we do not support this modification. Please install at your own risk.

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. 

What's included:

  • 1 Game Gear 5-LED Backlight
  • 1 33ohm resistor

Benefits:

  • 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!

Find installation instructions here.

This item can also be installed in the Atari Lynx although we do not support this modification. Please install at your own risk.

Customer Reviews

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Didn't work

I did everything in the instructions and after a long process of trying to put it together it just didn't turn on. I went to reread the instructions and I did everything it said but still nothing, not sure what the problem is but now I have a game gear just laying here

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a.c.

great product

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D.B.
Great product

This is a nice easy mod to install. It greatly increases the battery life. Highly recommend if you are not ready to go for the McWill screen replacement.

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J.B.
Backlighting a TI83+ calculator

I remember reading somewhere that this kit was used to backlight a TI84+. I couldn't find where I saw it so I decided to poke around for some voltages on the ribbon connection and found what I needed. I had to modify the backlight a little bit to make them fit, but everything worked out as good as it could have - bright screen, powers on and off with the calc, relatively simple to install. If you want to check out what I did you can find it on my youtube where I tried to make a decent "how-to" video for it. https://youtu.be/3apdGCHpDwo

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S.L.
Excellent product

Excellent product and costumer service !

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J.
Traditional installation is a pain so I assembled a mounting kit

What you can expect:
x2-x3 battery life in the Sega Game Gear
Reduced temperatures aid in longevity of other components
Traditional install may be intimidating to beginners
Traditional install will be a pain for all skill levels

My first install was preformed using the instructional video provided for this backlight which requires cutting the LCD away and butchering the diffuser. If you haven't installed one of these yet traditional methods aren't fun and requires an exacto knife, dremel, a lot of patience and plenty of potential for an OH S*** moment leaving screen modding your only option if that happens. Your mod could instantly jump from $10 to $100+

So I made it easier and now the only challenge is the 4 florescent tube components to remove. No cutting of any kind and your diffuser remains 100% intact leaving it free to do its intended job; diffuse your backlight.

Backlight no longer takes the place of the diffuser resulting in a more authentic look.

Screen alignment is no longer a "fiddly" process. Provided spacers allow use of reflector shield screws without further need for the reflector shield itself.

Installers note:
Regardless of which route you intend to go, traditional or with the mounting kit, the screw posts on the diffuser are very brittle. Colin points this out in his installation video during the cutting process. The screw posts are no different and, in my experience, they can fall apart simply by removing the screws. If this happens do your best to put the pieces back in place using super/krazy glue. If glue fills the entire hole take a toothpick and gentle thread it through the hole to prevent it from becoming filled with hardened glue. I would also advise applying glue to the exterior of any non broken screw posts. This will help reinforce them down the line hopefully preventing them from cracking altogether. Allow the glue to fully dry before proceeding.

YouTube Review (NOTE: video was made prior to mounting kits final revision)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfQzmom_bTE&t=7s

HHL LED Backlight Mounting Kit (Kits are assembled by me and not affiliated with HHL)

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