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    I see on Ebay that they sell replacment screens for the Game Gear pretty cheap. My game gear is extremely faint when a game is playing, would replacing the screen be the solution? Or is it more a inner hardware issue? If so any links or ideas how I can fix it? Thanks in advance!!!

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    good question. my GG screen sucks too. how can this be improved?

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    I've seen others with similar problems solve it by replacing the capacitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyruleHero View Post
    I see on Ebay that they sell replacment screens for the Game Gear pretty cheap. My game gear is extremely faint when a game is playing, would replacing the screen be the solution? Or is it more a inner hardware issue? If so any links or ideas how I can fix it? Thanks in advance!!!
    The screen isn't the problem, the problem is the capacitors on the mainboard. You need to replace all of them. I have done it several times, it is a fairly easy but slow process. As long as you are not terrible at soldering.

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    [QUOTE=drmay;1806359]The screen isn't the problem, the problem is the capacitors on the mainboard. You need to replace all of them. I have done it several times, it is a fairly easy but slow process. As long as you are not terrible at soldering.[/QU

    Do you know of any link or site that gives u a how too on how to fix it??

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    Here you go
    This guy also has instructions on how to get TV output from the GG.

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    Solder out old caps, solder in new ones, and pay attention to polarity. There's really not much more to it.

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