Introduction

A guide to installing a replacement screen on a Sega Game Gear.

Parts

No parts required.

Place your device upside down and locate the two battery compartments.
  • Place your device upside down and locate the two battery compartments.

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Press on the tabs at the bottom of the battery covers then lift up to remove.
  • Press on the tabs at the bottom of the battery covers then lift up to remove.

  • Remove batteries if they are present.

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Remove the following screws:
  • Remove the following screws:

    • Seven Phillips scres

    • One 4.5 mm Gamebit screw

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Use tweezers to take all other screws out.
  • Use tweezers to take all other screws out.

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Gently open the case by unfolding it over the top of the Sega Game Gear. Do not pull the back of the case away, as cables are connected between both sides.
  • Gently open the case by unfolding it over the top of the Sega Game Gear.

  • Do not pull the back of the case away, as cables are connected between both sides.

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Carefully unplug the 2 white-tipped connectors on the top cover. Carefully unplug the 2 white-tipped connectors on the top cover. Carefully unplug the 2 white-tipped connectors on the top cover.
  • Carefully unplug the 2 white-tipped connectors on the top cover.

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Unscrew all the marked screws.
  • Unscrew all the marked screws.

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Slide the logic board out from under the circular black fastener at the top-left corner of the case.
  • Slide the logic board out from under the circular black fastener at the top-left corner of the case.

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Place the board onto a flat surface.
  • Place the board onto a flat surface.

  • Small plastic buttons may fall off during this process, save them in a container or a place where they could be found later on.

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Unscrew the marked screws.
  • Unscrew the marked screws.

  • Flip the board, having its back facing up.

  • Hold onto the screen in the back, as it will flip open if not held onto.

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Make sure the screen is towards the bottom, as indicated in the second picture. Make sure the screen is towards the bottom, as indicated in the second picture.
  • Make sure the screen is towards the bottom, as indicated in the second picture.

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Gently open the screen up. The screen will not come out all the way since it is glued onto the top side.
  • Gently open the screen up.

  • The screen will not come out all the way since it is glued onto the top side.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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any one know where to get a new display that wont bleed me dry?

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