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

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  1. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Place your device upside down and locate the two battery compartments.

  2. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Press on the tabs at the bottom of the battery covers then lift up to remove.

    • Remove batteries if they are present.

  3. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement, Case: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following screws:

    • Six Phillips screws

    • One 4.5 mm Gamebit screw

  4. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to take all other screws out.

  5. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  6. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully unplug the 2 white-tipped connectors on the top cover.

  7. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement, Screen: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew all the marked screws.

  8. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the logic board out from under the circular black fastener at the top-left corner of the case.

  9. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  10. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  11. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Make sure the screen is towards the bottom, as indicated in the second picture.

  12. Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • 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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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Lauren Thurston

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

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Due to the nature a Game Gear screen attaches, a ribbon directly soldered to the mainboard, replacing it requires a soldering iron and some fairly advanced technique.

This guide, titled “Sega Game Gear Screen Replacement”, only takes us to the point you remove the ribbon. There is much work left.

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so, uh, is there a more comprehensive version somewhere?

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Does the screen get fixed at the end?

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SadlySadly, in step 7 you missed a screw location

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