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A common issue with the original Game Gear is the power board failing, the capacitors, transistors or the main IC. Although it can be fixed it has many issues such as a non-standard DC jack that is different per country, it cannot switch power between batteries and DC without resetting the console, and it is old and inefficient.
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Showed up early and was easy to instal! Clean and well regulated power plus a usb c connector and a very nice 3d printed bracket for it to sit in.
The board works as expected. Worked flawlessly! The ease of having usb-c is great. No more trying to find space on my power strip to fit the power brick for the genesis model 2 to use on the game gear!
I have 2 VA4 Game Gears, nonworking, that i have recapped. Originally bought this for my VA1 Game Gear, when the power board took a dump and killed the Mobo. Thought I could just drop this in to restore my VA1, but no dice. Still dead. Then decided to move my Cleanpower board and led backlight mod over to 1 of the VA4...... surpise they dont work with the VA4! So in total, I have dropped around 60 on 2 upgrades that dont work on all Game Gears. Please rewrite your description of said items to reflect this. dont want anyone else to feel the burn like I did.
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Better upgrade from the AC Adapter that gets hard to find but it can also be connected to a External smartphone battery for uninterrupted playing
This is a great drop solution for upgrading the the power board but the black 3d printed cover piece requires trimming on the place that sides In between the USB c port and the pcb. Also the power switch is smaller than the original so there is a lot of play with the power switch. It works well when put together but there is still a little wiggle to it. But over all it is still a great solution to the power upgrade.
A bit expensive, but its a super easy installation and running your game gear off USB is pretty cool. Of course making it able to charge the battery as well and it would be perfect.
I did have some issue with the 3D printed spacer for the USB port (it split as it was being pushed on), but the two halves snapped on securely and I shored up the break with some superglue leaving the break impossible to make out. There is a backup spacer provided, but ultimately I didn’t need it.
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