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  1. Hi all, TL;DR; I have re-capped Game Gear did not boots into games and now has a glitched license screen at start and I would really like to know what is the problem. A few day ago I bought a faulty Game Gear hoping that I could fix it. There was battery leak in the left battery holder and the previous person did a terrible re-cap attempt (cold solder joints everywhere, some of the capacitors already fell off). It was a VA1 (Europe). Both pads of C55 were missing but everything else seemed to be in good shape on the motherboard. I connected the negative leg of C55 into R45 and the positive leg to the farthest leg of Q9. I also made a jumper wire from Q8 to the positive leg of C55. The rest of the re-cap was straightforward. Once I turned on the Game Gear with a game, it come up with a white screen and the contrast wheel was also working. I thought that my job (with the motherboard) was done but when I put in a game, it never passed the license screen ("Produced by or under license from Sega Enterprises LTD.") even after I cleaned the game with isopropyl alcohol and re-inserted it a bunch of times. (I have tested multiple games.) I have never seen this issue before. I have checked the board for corrosion thinking that the battery leak might has caused some problem but the only thing I found was something that looked like flux residue between the legs of IC3. (MB8464A-10L) I have cleaned it and resoldered each leg anyway. I have also checked for broken traces in this area but found none. My next idea was that there might be a cold solder joint for one of the legs of the cartridge connector. I have checked each leg and found nothing on the visual inspection. I have reflowed each leg just to be sure and this is where things went from bad to worse. The license screen was still showing up as before but now it is glitched. I have reflowed each leg again but nothing changed. Another wierd thing I noticed is sometimes when I turn the Game Gear on without any game in it, the license screen still appears but is much smaller. Like when you are playing Master System games though a Master Gear Converter on your Game Gear. I was a little desparate at this point and used sandpaper to "clean" the cartridge connector but it did not help. I also looked for bent pins inside the cartridge connector but as far I can see, all of them are alright. (I only have a cheap chinese USB microscope and looking into the cartridge connector is not an easy task so I would not bet my live on it) My final idea was that I might have screwed up the cartridge connector somehow (I feel stupid) so maybe I could just replace it with another one from one of the dead Game Gears I have. I only have VA0 (Europe) Game Gears for spares but the cartridge connector looked like it might fit however once I desoldered all of the legs I have realized that it is also fixed with rivets to the motherboard so removing it is not that easy. I kind of clueless about what I should do next. I really appreciate any help you can provide. UPDATE: This is exactly the same issue I was having before screwing with the cartridge connector: The Game Gear now shows a glitched license screen (or TMSS screen if you will) and starts in Master System mode even without any game inserted which is weird. I don't own a working Game Gear with TMSS but I am assuming that it should come up with a white screen when turned on without a game. I am wondering what could make it think that there is a game inserted that requires Master System mode. I have also checked all traces under IC3 in case what I have found was not flux residue but corrosion but none of them is broken.
  2. I found a variant of the Sega Game Gear front shell that I've never seen before. There are factory molded "holes" or notches on the left side of the d-pad. At first I thought these were cracks or other wear, but after seeing a few other GGs that had the same thing and opening it up, it's clearly intentional. Out of about 100 GGs I've gone through, I've encountered about 8 of these. The d-pad is not different from any other GG and I have no idea why they would do this. Does anyone have one of these and does anyone have any idea why they would do this? It doesn't appear to affect the usage of the d-pad in any way (good or bad).. -gamegrid2084
  3. The jailbreak for SD card loading is supported with the cart adapters after all.
  4. The long-awaited cartridge converters for Game Gear and SMS cards on Analogue Mega Sg are here!
  5. here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200988746344?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649 Any Qs - be in touch! Many thanks
  6. Hi everyone, I go through a lot of Game Gears and feel that I'm very familiar with them. Recently I acquired a couple, one blue and one grey, which showed "Made in China" on the back label. I found it strange as up until then I was used to seeing Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia as the country of origin. I opened them up and found they had Japanese VA1 (837-9024) motherboards. The grey one has a different texture on the shell (slightly rougher) but the color is generally the same. The blue one has the same texture difference but is a darker blue than the others I have on hand (Japanese manufacture if I recall). It's bordering on more of a navy blue. Interestingly the screws for the motherboard and shell have a courser thread compared to my other examples. I wasn't aware Game Gears were manufactured in China up until now. I've also never seen another dark blue one in my travels. Everything seems legit and after a full cap replacement they look and work just like any of the others I've refurbished. What's the story on these? I will try to get some pictures up once I get home and get a little time.
  7. From the album: My Collection

  8. DoctorSpuds

    Sonic Chaos (Sega)

    From the album: My Collection

  9. DoctorSpuds

    Sonic 2 (Sega)

    From the album: My Collection

  10. Need some cash to help fund some recent comic book purchases, so I'm looking to sell off a couple bundles! First up: AV-modded ColecoVision system from our very own Yurkie, tested and working, complete with a pause button. Comes with AV cables and AC adapter. Asking $115 shipped within continental U.S. SOLD Next: Game Gear lot, tested and working. Pretty sure it was LCD modded, which would make the Game Gear ~$75 alone. Does not come with plastic cover that generally goes over the screen, but the screen itself is in good condition. Not interested in splitting up the bundle; great starter set! Asking $100 shipped within continental U.S. MOTHERBOARD ISSUE Pics: http://imgur.com/a/ntoiL
  11. I've got a couple of the hard to find and highly sought after Sega Genesis Model 2 consoles and Sega Game Gear systems which both were made by Majesco under license from Sega. I'm guessing if you're reading this you're already "in the know," but the Genesis Model 2 made by Majesco (MK-1451) towards the end of the Genesis' life is the "holy grail" of Model 2 systems, as it has the best video and audio encoders of any of the Model 2s. It has the fourth revision of the Model 2 motherboard, known as VA4. I can do console-only or complete in box on these. Meanwhile, the Game Gear made by Majesco is sought after because it has better quality capacitors than earlier Game Gears, a better LCD screen and also is newer overall, since they were made in 2000. Of note, this model Game Gear is incompatible with the TV Tuner (worthless now anyway) and requires a specific brand of Master System adapter if you're into that, called the Nuby Converter. Everything I sell is cleaned and tested and working. You're always able to purchase with confidence when dealing with me. Look no further than my AA feedback, which will show you I've been selling on AA for more than two years and have been an AA member for more than three years. If there's interest here, I would be happy to provide pictures and discuss pricing via PM. Otherwise, I will likely look to eBay in the coming weeks to unload these. Thanks!
  12. I recently saw that an AA seller has listed a Sega Nomad here. This has sparked my curiosity. Does anyone have any particular memories about this handheld? Might as well plug the posting (not mine) while I'm at it: http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/191168-for-sale-sega-nomad-system-16-games-power-controller-case/page__fromsearch__1
  13. DoctorSpuds

    Formula One (Domark)

    From the album: My Collection

  14. Austin

    gone

    meh.. decided to trade most of it in locally, and hold on to some of the other items (3DO games). Whoever has already paid, your package will be shipped out tomorrow or the next day.
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