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    Sega Game Gear repair

    I've had this unit for a while now.
    When I got it, it was dead and after a bit if research I realised that it probably needed a recap. One recap later
    and it still didn't work. The power light would come one but nothing would play. After closer inspection I realised one of the transistors had a hole in the top of it.
    After a wait for parts to arrive I managed to solder in the replacement, no mean feat when they're the size it's a grain of rice. Still no luck.
    I had another look around the board and saw that Q8 was completely missing, so after another long wait Q8 arrived and was fitted. Still no luck.
    I was just about to place it in the too hard basket. The power light was not coming on and the backlight would flash on and then turn off.
    It seemed to me that I had a power issue so I decided to check the batteries and what do you know, one was completely dead. After changing the dead battery and turning it on again it finally worked.
    Needless to say I was stoked. So I tried a second cartridge which ended up needing a reflow and a bodge wire and it worked too. I'm happy about that as it had Sonic and WonderBoy on it being a 30 in 1 cartridge.

    Cheers Trev

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    That wouldn't happen to be one that BlahJedi sent you, would it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldcat34 View Post
    That wouldn't happen to be one that BlahJedi sent you, would it?
    Certainly would.

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    Glad its alive again Certainly looks like a nice job - think you could share the parts list? I went and ordered a heap of SMD to do one, so i wasn't using through hole caps, and they were all the wrong size!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldcat34 View Post
    Glad its alive again Certainly looks like a nice job - think you could share the parts list? I went and ordered a heap of SMD to do one, so i wasn't using through hole caps, and they were all the wrong size!!
    I cheated on this one and bought a kit so no list sorry. The kit had through hole caps they're a bit fiddly to fit around posts. It's a pity you can't get the original style.


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    Ahh ok! Thanks anywho - good work on it at any rate. I need one thats not mine to put in this, so I have to attempt another repair!

    Attachment 147219

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldcat34 View Post
    Ahh ok! Thanks anywho - good work on it at any rate. I need one thats not mine to put in this, so I have to attempt another repair!

    https://www.aussiearcade.com/attachm...hmentid=147219
    Thanks for passing it on to me.

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    ALl good dude - share the love

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldcat34 View Post
    ALl good dude - share the love
    It looks like I did make a list for this one.
    It's a twin Asic board

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    Thankee sir


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