Introduction

How to repair the speakers of 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 the 8 Phillips screws from the logic board.
  • Unscrew the 8 Phillips screws from the logic board.

There are 2 additional screws to remove from the motherboard to the left and right of the cartridge port's shiny metal shield's screws on my Sega Game Gear with the RED GREEN and BLUE colors on the front.

Karl Dusenbery - Reply

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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Removing the plastic holding the speaker to the case may  permanently detach the speaker. The plastic at these three locations is melted to the plastic. Pry off with caution.
  • Removing the plastic holding the speaker to the case may permanently detach the speaker.

  • The plastic at these three locations is melted to the plastic. Pry off with caution.

Recommendations for the prying off process? It looks like a soldering iron was taken to the points to loosen the plastic but I'm not sure

Navy Vet 2015 - Reply

I found that poking around the orange/redish posts with a hobby knife worked really well. Poke a small hole where the black plastic meets the red plastic and continue doing this around the post. Once you have done that it might help to go around the post a second time pressing more firmly as to push the knife just a little further. Use your finger or plastic prying tool to pry up each side. I wouldn't recommend just taking a prying tool to each post without breaking the connection between the posts and the retaining plate as you will potentially break the plate that holds the speaker in place. This is very easy to do but it is time consuming if you're concerned with keeping everything in as close to "new" condition as possible.

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Conclusion

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

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