So after having a half stripped Sega Game Gear rattling around in my work drawer for a few years, I decided it was time to order a Cap Kit and get it running in its former glory…
So as a starter, split the Game Gear in two:
Remove the metal shield overlapping the audio board:
Remove the Audio Board:
And prep for surgery. Looks like one or two of the caps on here have already been changed at some point in the past:
Game Gear Audio Board stripped of caps. Unfortunately two of the solder pads came away during the process. They are very fragile so carefully does it:
And now new caps fitted. Also ran two pieces of instrument wire to bridge the connections from the missing solder pads:
A quick test and audio from both the in-built speaker and the headphone socket is blasting out nicely.
The next step… The main board!