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fenikso

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Anybody know where I can find replacement silicone conductive pads for Game Gear. I had a quick look online, but I was unsuccessful. Not even on Console5, at least not that I could see.

Handheld Legend now sell these. I bought a bunch, but haven't had a chance to try them out yet.
 

FilthyRear

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Anyone buy one of those GG shells that HHL sell now? I wonder if the quality is better than the GB shells they used to sell.
 

pixeljunkie

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Anyone buy one of those GG shells that HHL sell now? I wonder if the quality is better than the GB shells they used to sell.

I just got mine in yesterday! First impressions: WAY better than the GB prestige shells. They ditched the weird rubber coating, thank god. It feels legit. The print on them looks a little "china", but otherwise I am giving a solid "A" in appearance and feel. I'll test out the fit today and make sure all the buttons have room and don't stick or anything weird like that. But my gut says, these are good.
 

fenikso

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Did you guys see the new battery board coming out next year that will let you play and charge rechargable batteries at the same time? Sounds dope.
 

BlackaneseNiNjA

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I have started to encounter a new issue with the last 2 game gear units that I’ve repaired. Board inspection and capacitor replacement are the best starting point, but as the other components in these consoles age, I am seeing more consoles that have a failing inductor on the power supply board (at D3, I believe) that seems to be causing some game gears to exhibit the infamous “1-second” shutdown issue (the issue occurs both with, and without the use of an ac adapter). Even after a recap, these consoles will require multiple power on attempts before they stay on for a full gaming session. Replacing this failing inductor has been a necessity on the last 2 units that I worked on.

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After replacing the inductor on the isolated power supply board the unit operates fine:

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I just wanted to help spread this information in case others encounter this particular issue in the future.

Edit:
Watch what happens when this tech replaces just the inductor on a unit that had no caps replaced and had no sound or picture:
(Fast Forward to the 4:45 time mark)
The site won’t let me edit my original post so I will add to it via reply. I never included the inductor details that I used as a replacement to revive the game gear units in my photos and repair the issue. The part I used was as follows:

2474R-23L, API DELEVAN, FIXED IND 68UH 1.56A 145 MOHM TH RoHS​

 
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HMG

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The site won’t let me edit my original post so I will add to it via reply. I never included the inductor details that I used as a replacement to revive the game gear units in my photos and repair the issue. The part I used was as follows:

2474R-23L, API DELEVAN, FIXED IND 68UH 1.56A 145 MOHM TH RoHS​


Awesome, thanks for sharing that!
 

max 330 mega

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Can anyone help me with something stupid? So i have had this problem previously, with other older handhelds, so i know its not the system...
So newer headphones seem to have a longer 3.5 mm headphone jack or something. Of all the sets i have in the house, they range from completely not working with the gamegear at worst, to providing mono for most, to best case being one set that provides 75% sound in the left ear and 25% in the right.

What do i need to purchase to solve this? The headphone jack on the gamegear (its not the freshly recapped console, its the physical headphone jack) will literally spit a quarter of the headphone cable back out if you even look at it wrong while playing.

I suppose the question here may be, where do i buy old cheap headphones, or a cable that is as bare bones as they were sold with?
 
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