Game Gear Capacitor Kit | All Versions

Sega Game Gear Collection by Hand Held Legend

$7.49 USD Sale price

Regular price $7.49 USD

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.

Schematics

Installation

The installation guide can be found here

In this kit you will find the following surface mount capacitors (for audio and main board):

• 13x l00uF
• 13x l0uF
• 2x luF

And the following aluminium capacitors (for the power board)

• l00uF Aluminium
• 22uF Aluminium
• 820uF Aluminium

Audio Board Recapping:
Replace all 5 capacitors on the audio board with the l00uF surface mount capacitors.
Polarity does not matter.

Power Board Recapping"
Replace the 3 capacitors on the board with the same sized aluminium capacitors.
Polarity matters, make sure ta put them in the right way!

Main Board Recapping:
Replace all l00uF, 68uF, 4 7uF, 33uF, 22uF capacitors with l00uF surface mount capacitors.

*With the exception on the rare VA4 (837-9537) revision of the board, DO NOT replace C46 located at the top left with l00uF capacitor, instead replace it with the l0uF capacitors. Stack 2 of the l0uF capacitors on top of each other.

Replace all I OuF and 4.7uF capacitors with lOuF surface mount capacitors.

Replace all l uF and 0.47uF capacitors with l uF surface mount capacitors.

Note: Commission may be earned from the links provided above

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.

Schematics

Installation

The installation guide can be found here

In this kit you will find the following surface mount capacitors (for audio and main board):

• 13x l00uF
• 13x l0uF
• 2x luF

And the following aluminium capacitors (for the power board)

• l00uF Aluminium
• 22uF Aluminium
• 820uF Aluminium

Audio Board Recapping:
Replace all 5 capacitors on the audio board with the l00uF surface mount capacitors.
Polarity does not matter.

Power Board Recapping"
Replace the 3 capacitors on the board with the same sized aluminium capacitors.
Polarity matters, make sure ta put them in the right way!

Main Board Recapping:
Replace all l00uF, 68uF, 4 7uF, 33uF, 22uF capacitors with l00uF surface mount capacitors.

*With the exception on the rare VA4 (837-9537) revision of the board, DO NOT replace C46 located at the top left with l00uF capacitor, instead replace it with the l0uF capacitors. Stack 2 of the l0uF capacitors on top of each other.

Replace all I OuF and 4.7uF capacitors with lOuF surface mount capacitors.

Replace all l uF and 0.47uF capacitors with l uF surface mount capacitors.

Note: Commission may be earned from the links provided above