All Versions Capacitor Kit | Game Gear
Install Guide with troubleshooting options and information provided by RetroSix.
This kit comes with all the capacitors needed to fix EVERY VERSION of your Game Gear: VA1 VA4 VA5
In this kit you will find the following surface mount capacitors (for audio and main board): 13x 100uF 13x 10uF 2x 1uF And the following aluminium capacitors (for the power board): 100uF Aluminium 22uF Aluminium 1000uF Aluminium Audio Board Recapping: Replace all 5 capacitors on the audio board with the 100uF surface mount capacitors. *Polarity does not matter. Power Board Recapping: Replace the 3 capacitors on the board with the same sized aluminium capacitors. *Polarity matters, make sure to put them in the right way! Main Board Recapping: Replace all 100uF, 68uF, 47uF, 33uF, 22uF capacitors with 100uF surface mount capacitors. *With the exception on the rare VA4 (837-9537) revision of the board, DO NOT replace C46 located at the top left with 100uF capacitor, instead replace it with the 10uF capacitors. Stack 2 of the 10uF capacitors on top of each other. Replace all 10uF and 4.7uF capacitors with 10 uF surface mount capacitors. Replace all 1uF and 0.47uF capacitors with 1 uF surface mount capacitors.
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