Introduction

We all know that the Sega Genesis brought to us many hours of fun, but, as we get older, the reset button gets older too.

Today, let's lend a hand to our nice friend and replace its reset button!

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the six screws from the underside of the console with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the six screws from the underside of the console with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Flip the Sega Genesis upright.
  • Flip the Sega Genesis upright.

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Gently lift the top casing.
  • Gently lift the top casing.

  • Note: the case will be connected to the main board by LED wires.

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Bend out the LED leads into vertical positions.
  • Bend out the LED leads into vertical positions.

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Slide the LED wire apparatus off the lead pins.
  • Slide the LED wire apparatus off the lead pins.

  • Note: observe which color wire corresponds with which length of pin.

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Separate the main board from the outer case.
  • Separate the main board from the outer case.

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Using Philips screwdriver, remove 11 screws securing silver casing.
  • Using Philips screwdriver, remove 11 screws securing silver casing.

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Remove silver case.
  • Remove silver case.

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Locate reset button on motherboard
  • Locate reset button on motherboard

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Place three pieces of 1cm x 1cm masking tape over reset button.
  • Place three pieces of 1cm x 1cm masking tape over reset button.

You could also, if you feel confident in your skills, desolder the old button and replace it with a standard 4-pin pushbutton. Resolder the new one, and it should work.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. And the most important, be happy!

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