RGB Pick Up Thread Of Swag!


#1743


#1744

#1745

!!!

I do not own any other pins and do not want to but will buy any and all Tomba products.

I mean fuck I will never even put it on anything, why am I now looking to buy that?


#1746

Because Tomba


#1747

Got back my original Game Gear from when I was a kid. Unfortunately it starts with a black screen and no sound. I think it might need new capacitors. Been sitting in storage for like 20 years.


#1748

Yup, that’s the case with pretty much every game gear made. The good news is you can order a cap kit for about $8.


#1749

I think I found your problem. Looks like you forgot to put all 25 batteries in there.


#1750

My GG is in the same condition. :frowning: Isn’t it notoriously difficult to recap?


#1751

I haven’t done it, but no, it’s quite easy if you have a little skill with a soldering iron. You’ll need flux, wick, and some new solder.

Here’s a nice video of it… Do not snap them off with pliers as so many videos say to do. You’ll probably ruin a couple pads on the board, then you’ll have yourself a real mess to try and fix.


#1752

After looking at a bunch of videos on recapping it, I came across installing the McWill screen mod that makes it much brighter. while kind of expensive, it looks WAY better. Descisions descisions!


#1753

Beware the uneven upscaling though


#1754

Indeed, that would drive me insane.

The last GG I had took a while to warm up but then it was “ok”. Really needed a re-cap though.


#1755

Stopped by my local Mega Replay today and had to grab Fire Emblem at that price. Also grabbed X-Men as I’ve been on a Genesis kick lately.


#1756

A McWill mod would still need the caps replaced.

I redid my GG about a year ago. The first couple of caps were stressful, but then you really start to get the hang of it. Definitely agree that you’ll want to use a soldering iron + solder wick to remove the old caps though. And plenty of Isopropyl Alcohol to clean the pads of corrosion from the old caps, since more than 50% of them will have leaked.


#1757

That’s a great mod, but you’d still have to recap it.


#1758

I never had a genesis back in the day, but I distinctly remember seeing that X-men cover on the shelf at blockbuster all the time and being so jealous I couldn’t play it.

They eventually released Mutant Apocalypse and I felt better though.


#1759

Finally got copies of Contra Force and Famicom Die Hard for cheap

Seems Die Hard as exploded in price over the years. Still got my ex-rental NES copy!


#1760

The vertical scanlines filter helps with the uneven scaling. I think they’re great too and add a lot to the visuals when using the McWill GG.


#1761

I really want to do this mod but honestly the scaling stops me.


#1762

Have you done just the backlight replacement? That’s supposed to at least double GG battery life in addition to improving the poor lighting.