Game Gear Capacitor Kit | All Versions

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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.

9/12/23 - It has come to our attention that for VA4 models, when doing a recap of motherboard, power board, and audio board, three more 100uF caps are needed than this kit currently contains. Please plan accordingly for these three missing caps.

This kit comes with all the capacitors needed to fix most versions of your Game Gear:

  • VA1
  • VA4 (missing three 100uF caps for complete cap replacement)
  • 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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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 106 reviews

Worked great

manuel mercado

Works great had extra to use on another project.

Janeth Figueroa
Game gear capscitors

Amazing capacitors restored my game gear no problem. Easy to install with tweezers and a solder iron.

Jason Camp
ceramic capacitor kit (Game Gear)

I was very pleased with the packaging and accurate labeling of these ceramic capacitors. They said it up very nicely, and was rather easy to install. I look forward to doing business with you guys in the near future! Thank you for your dedication to this industry. Keep up the good work :-)


Complete kit. Tutorial was easy to follow. Will continue to order whenever I source more GameGear.

Pablo Gonzalez
Worked like a charm

Worked like a charm. Make sure to not a very high temperature because the small fuses will blow away.

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