Game Gear Capacitor Kit | All Versions

SKU: SGG1809
$7.99 USD
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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.

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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 82 reviews
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

Liam Thomas
Great kit

Great kit. Went on super easy. Everything fit without having to align at weird angles. Didn't have to bend any legs. If only getting the caps off had been this easy.

John S.
Brought my Game Gear back to life

I use ceramic caps in most of cap replacements, beats messing with electrolytic caps and polarities. Plus they will never leak. In this kit I had left over 100 and 10 caps, redoing a one-chip game gear. Paired with clean screen, clean amp, and recharge mod.

Robert Meason
Power board caps stopped working after a few hours of play...

Caps seemed good for a few days then stopped working again. Double checked my install and it's fine. Only problem is the power board caps....

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