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Gamegear screens

by BlackDS Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:38 pm

Is there any way to replace gamegear screens?
Is there anyone who will buy GG motherboards with broken screens?
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Re: Gamegear screens

by dedalusdedalus Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:49 pm

I'm not sure what the incentive would be. Game Gears are dirt cheap these days; I'm pretty sure you'd be better off buying a new one than going through the trouble of getting parts then repairing.
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Re: Gamegear screens

by BlackDS Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:07 pm

so...i should just throw out the motherboards? :?
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Re: Gamegear screens

by Mod_Man_Extreme Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:16 pm

BlackDS wrote:so...i should just throw out the motherboards? :?

NO!

Throwing out working Mobos that people might need is just stupid. Sell them here on the forums or something. As for the screens, you mean the actual LCD panel, not the little protective lens/screen cover right?

Lenses/screen covers can be easily replaced by simply peeling them off and applying a new one, as for screens they're replaceable but you need some soldering skills. Look at this to see what I mean:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=17415

The mod in that thread is more expensive as he also installs rechargeable batteries and the screens needed for a Nomad are larger and run at a higher resolution than a GameGear. Replacing the screen in a GameGear with a modern high contrast easily viewable LCD Display should be much cheaper in the $15-$20 range ad will be well worth the end result.
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Re: Gamegear screens

by Hateshinai Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:37 pm

Mod_Man_Extreme wrote:Replacing the screen in a GameGear with a modern high contrast easily viewable LCD Display should be much cheaper in the $15-$20 range ad will be well worth the end result.


Unfortunately the GameGear does not use a video signal that can be easily interpreted by modern LCDs. It uses some weird proprietary system which means that replacing the screen with a new one is not really an option. That's also the reason why there is no easy way to mod a GameGear to output to a TV (at least in colour).
The above is based on what I read around different forums, and not on any personal experience.

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Re: Gamegear screens

by hailrazer Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:06 pm

As mentioned replacing the GameGear screen is a No-Go.

Sad because they really suck. :(
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Re: Gamegear screens

by Mod_Man_Extreme Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:07 pm

Oh, well, at least someone could use those mobos to repair broken GG's with working screens, right?
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Re: Gamegear screens

by justinforasec Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:52 pm

BlackDS wrote:Is there any way to replace gamegear screens?
Is there anyone who will buy GG motherboards with broken screens?


I can't really answer your question but I just wanted to warn you that I once ordered a 'replacement screen' from sega-parts.com and just got the plastic thing that covers it. Hey now that I think about it I think that site also does repairs, not sure though.

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Re: Gamegear screens

by Anapan Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:55 pm

Looks pretty difficult replacing the screen with a better one:
http://www.disgruntleddesigner.com/chrisc/segahacking/ggrgb.html
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Re: Gamegear screens

by Anapan Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:36 am

Someone made it a lot easier to hook up gamegear to a TV (or replace the screen with a newer LCD):
http://users.tpg.com.au/vile88/ggtv/ggtv.htm
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