Make this my favourite Game Gear Re-capping / Repair Service

Games Consoles >> Sega >> Game Gear
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BURNHAM ON CROUCH, Essex, United Kingdom
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Many faults on the GameGear can be resolved by re-capping the logic board, sound board, and power board. I now use MLCC ceramic capacitors (unless you specifically ask for electrolytic capacitors to be fitted) on the logic board instead of electrolytic capacitors to guard against any future leakage problems (as well as being a much tidier solution). Please note that while all capacitors are included within the price, I don't include any other parts that may be required. This particularly includes the screen, which is also prone to going faulty. If the screen has failed, then I recommend replacing it with the McWill screen as the original screens are no longer easily available. After re-capping the boards I will contact you to advise if the GameGear is working normally, or if any other work is required. You can then choose whether or not to go ahead with any further repair.
Simply send the GameGear to me (address will be given after purchase - please allow up to 24 hours) and I will let you know once it arrives. Please fill in the mail-in form from and include with your item.
Also available - McWill screen replacement service. Please see my other listings.
Price includes return shipping (UK Only).
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All prices quoted are for labour only (except for re-capping services where standard capacitors are included in the price) - any parts used (except small parts costing less than £3 in total) will be invoiced extra at prices ruling on date of installation. Where part are not available, or where the price is not acceptable, I will fit a socket wherever possible and the normal labour cost only will apply. Customers can then fit their own part at a later date.

If I am unable to repair any computer sent to me (except for the reasons above), I will refund any money paid less return shipping costs. This applies providing a previous repair has not been attempted. Where machines have had previous repairs, then I reserve the right to make a minimum charge of £25 in view of the fact that I need to spend more time checking previous work.


I have been asked a few times about warranties on my repairs, so here is an explanation of how I work. In the 1980s I started my own business repairing and manufacturing computers. I worked primarily on Spectrums, C64 and BBC Micros, but also on other home computers and PCs from IBM, etc. I did this for some while, then worked in technical support roles until retiring in 2004. I am now a hobbyist who enjoys repairing old computers and the like, not a business. I sell and repair machines from time to time to help fund my own collection of computers, test equipment, tools etc. and as such I don't make large profits and am unable to offer the sort of warranty you are likely to get on new items. Also, due to the age of the computers I repair, there is a larger risk of component failure than with new parts. Accordingly, in the event of any failure of a repair that I have undertaken (other than cosmetic), I will further repair free of any labour costs for at least 3 months from date of original repair. I would expect you to pay shipping (both ways) and the cost of any parts used. After 3 months I will work on a case-by-case basis, but will try and be as flexible as I can.

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