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Game Gear Capacitor Kit | All Versions

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Description

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

Knowledge base: RetroSix Sega Game Gear capacitor kit - All versions

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.

Description

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

Knowledge base: RetroSix Sega Game Gear capacitor kit - All versions

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.

Customer Reviews

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C
C.
Works well, steady hand tweezers help
D
D.M.
just what my game gear needed
W
W.S.
Good but not great
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w.
great caps
R
R.C.
Fantastic Kit
T
T.R.
Good easy install but!!!