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12-01-2019, 20:58   #2311
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I like the look of these

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/produc...-Joystick.html

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/produc...de-button.html

Or maybe this one as a kit ...

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/produc...oller-kit.html

I'm leaning towards the Sanwa stuff, based on their blurb about durability and "aggressive gameplay" for Street Fighter and the likes
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The old Game Gear was in the living room the other day, must have been packed away somewhere. From what I remember it doesn't turn on.

What could I check to fix it/what parts might it need? Also what mods should be done to it?
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The old Game Gear was in the living room the other day, must have been packed away somewhere. From what I remember it doesn't turn on.

What could I check to fix it/what parts might it need? Also what mods should be done to it?
Full cap kit, little over a fiver on eBay.

Theres really only 2 mods worth while doing, an LED backlight instead of the lamp.. which imo still looks the same, bit increases battery life considerably OR fit a new McWill LCD which are top notch.. but also around €100 and tricky enough to fit.
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16-01-2019, 16:42   #2314
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Full cap kit, little over a fiver on eBay.
Usually easy enough to do. I've done a few though that had lost whole solder pads due to electrolytic fluid damage from bad caps. Then you've to find alternative sold points/run bypass wires etc.

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Theres really only 2 mods worth while doing, an LED backlight instead of the lamp.. which imo still looks the same, bit increases battery life considerably OR fit a new McWill LCD which are top notch.. but also around €100 and tricky enough to fit.
Don't bother with the LCD backlight mod, it can be a bit of a headache getting an even lightspread, and you tend to get spotlight effects on the screen. The replacement screen mod is the way to go.
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Was it my Gamegear where the audio board had completely crumbled due to a leak? I remember there was some mad damage on it anyway. Still works a treat now.

You really were cap man there for a while, wheren't you?
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16-01-2019, 18:25   #2316
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Was it my Gamegear where the audio board had completely crumbled due to a leak? I remember there was some mad damage on it anyway. Still works a treat now.

You really were cap man there for a while, wheren't you?
Coulda' been yours alright, required a trace bypass from memory! Those GameGear caps were bloody awful things.
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Coulda' been yours alright, required a trace bypass from memory! Those GameGear caps were bloody awful things.
My own was the same, GameGame caps and org Xbox clock caps are the worst I've come across for leakage. I've modded 40 year old Atari's with perfect caps.
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That turned out well, what UV light did you use and for how long?

Meant to do mine and few other bits and pieces last summer in the good weather but never got around to it
Sorry @sugarman - hadn't noticed your question till now !

I used this one from Amazon.
Basically 2 half days (I don't like leaving it on overnight)
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Today I learned that the cutouts on my cabinet are 24mm, and the buttons I ordered from Arcade World are, you guessed it ... 30mm.

So ... anyone need 8 x 30mm buttons? I'd send them back, but it's hardly worth the postage.

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Every day is a school day

Today I learned that the cutouts on my cabinet are 24mm, and the buttons I ordered from Arcade World are, you guessed it ... 30mm.

So ... anyone need 8 x 30mm buttons? I'd send them back, but it's hardly worth the postage.

If you paid by Paypal you get free returns up to €30.
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Every day is a school day

Today I learned that the cutouts on my cabinet are 24mm, and the buttons I ordered from Arcade World are, you guessed it ... 30mm.

So ... anyone need 8 x 30mm buttons? I'd send them back, but it's hardly worth the postage.

If no one else wants them I'd be happy to take them. I did get some from BGOllie recently though so don't want to be selfish.

It was mostly switches so I could do with some buttons.
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8 of these bad boys ... I needed 6, and thought 2 spares would be a good idea

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/produc...de-Button.html



I paid by credit card, as part of a larger order ... and it's my own stupid fault for ordering the wrong size
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Someone else can have them if they like if you're still offering. I forgot that its strictly concave buttons im after for my cab.
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I'll stick up a post in the marketplace so ...
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Sorry for wasting your time. I have similar Sanwas in my icade core and they're very light on the fingers. Someone will be delighted with them.
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