Game Gear replacement mainboard 315-5535 v1.6
This is a brand-new manufactured replacement mainboard for your Sega Game Gear, using all new components. This board makes it possible to repair your VA1 model Game Gear which suffers from PCB damage caused by leaking capacitors or batteries.
Please watch the video from Macho Nacho, he goes over all details of this board: https://youtu.be/tgnbuYgp_oI
The board has been reverse engineered from a Sega Game Gear VA1 model, better known as the single ASIC variant. Since I am not able to source new ASIC chips, cartridge connectors and expansion port connections, you need to supply these parts from one of your broken boards. Currently I do not have enough supply to provide you a fully assembled board!
TV-tuner is not supported - this is limited due to the current available LCD kits.
Installation is done at your own risk. I do not take responsibility for damage resulting from installation. Experienced soldering skill is needed – do no buy this kit if you do not know how to solder fine pitch SMD chips.
Before installation, please join the BennVenn discord via https://discord.gg/f8AbftjEMs and look for the #game-gear-mainboard-kit channel!
Recommended tools are:
- Soldering iron with 1-1.5mm chisel or gull-wing tip
- Hot air rework station
- Desoldering gun or pump
- Multimeter and/or oscilloscope
- All SMD parts assembled on mainboard - except for ASIC
- 5-pin potentiometer for brightness level adjustment
- 3mm LED red with diffused lens
- 32.2160MHz crystal
- VA0/VA1 Tyco AMP CT style power and sound board wire harness
- Sound board with tantalum capacitors
- Power board for 3.7v LiPo batteries and has USB-C play-and-charge feature
This mainboard has a connectors for easy installation of a LCD kit. Currently the following kit is available to connect a BennVenn IPS LCD. New kit to connect RetroSix CleanScreen and Chinese kits will be added soon!
Currently limited stock available - assembly of new boards will be based on demand. Soon black color PCB will be added!