Strange contrast game gear?

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Lostgame, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Lostgame

    Lostgame

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    Hey, I just pulled my old game gear out - it used to work fine but strangely shows a very white screen now. Is this a common problem? The contrast switch does nothing, except change the tone of the screen.
     
  2. nineko

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  3. Lostgame

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    Holy shit, that looks....complex.

    There's no way in hell I'm doing that when I can just run an emulator. :/
     
  4. Vangar

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    But it will fix your Gamegear? It's only soldering?
     
  5. Lostgame

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    The last time I tried to open a game gear, I ended up breaking it because it's got some weird, God-forbidden screw in the back that I can't for the life of me figure out how to take out.

    I don't have a soldering gun, nor do I have the sufficient funds to purchase one (unless it's like $20. Then I'll go for it.) And if I can get advice on where to buy these capacitors and more specific shiz, I'll do it, but you guys have to know, I am a complete dumbshit with electric shit, I've never so much as installed a modchip, so I'd love advice.

    Thanks a ton!