Sega Game Gear Capacitor Replacement Kit
is on back order
Even if your Sega Game Gear works today, it may not tomorrow.
This kit replaces the mainboard surface mount caps with new radial lead capacitors. You will receive SMD caps for the audio board. Power board caps are radial leads. Some replacement caps may have higher voltage ratings than the original parts (e.g. 10uF 50v instead of 10uF 6.3v)
Cap kits are made using name brand, high quality parts from Nichicon, Panasonic and occasionally other high quality brands.
Leaking & aging capacitors can lead to the following problems:
1) Low or No Audio on certain games.
2) Low brightness on video output, colors out of spec.
There are several variations in the cap kits. Choose between a universal kit or exact match for cost savings. View the photo for a guide on game gear mainboard IDs
VA1 - Single ASIC (837-9024)
VA1 - Twin ASIC (837-7719-01 and 837-7996)
This repair takes considerable soldering skills and knowledge. Please don’t attempt this repair without such skills. The repair takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete and significant patience. This kit is made for skilled repair techs.