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    • SEGA GameGear Disassembly

       

      This guide will take you through the disassembly procedures of all 3 variants of the SEGA GameGear for cleaning and/or further repair.

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      Table of Contents

      1. Hardware Notes
      2. Materials Required
        • Tools, Parts, Additional Supplies
      3. Difficulty
      4. Time Estimate
      5. Console Variant Recognition
      6. GameGear Disassembly

       

           1. Hardware Note:

         There are 3 variations of the SEGA GameGear that were released and this guide was originally based on the VA1. Any differences between VA1 and the VA5/VA5 variants will be noted below each step.

       

           2. Materials Required:

      Tools:

      #00 Philips Head Screwdriver

      4.5mm GameBit Tamper Proof Security Bit

      Specialty Scraping Tool (Can use small flat-head screwdriver)

       

      Parts:

      N/A

       

      Additional Supplies:

      N/A

       

           3. Difficulty:

      Easy

       

           4. Time Estimate:

      25-30 Minutes

       

           5. Console Variant Recognition:

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      VA1: Smooth and flat screen cover with color “GameGear” logo in the top left.

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      VA4: Smooth and rounded screen cover with color “GameGear” logo in the top left.

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      VA5 / MAJESCO: Smooth and rounds screen cover with black and white “GameGear” logo in the top left.

       

           6. Console Disassembly:

      Step 1:

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      1. Flip the console face down.

       

      Step 2:

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      1. Remove both battery covers, batteries, and game from console.

       

      Step 3:

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      1. Unscrew (1) with the 4.5mm GameBit.
      2. Unscrew (2-7) with the #00 Philips screwdriver.

       

      Step 4:

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      1. Gently unplug the cable connectors (1-3) from the audio & power boards.

       

      Step 5:

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      1. Unscrew (1-12) with the #00 Philips screwdriver.
      2. Lift main board and set aside.

      (Note: Watch for the contrast wheel and the screen protector film as they can get stuck.)

       

      Step 6:

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      1. Remove all buttons, D-pad, and screen protection film (1-5).

       

      Step 7:

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      1. Unscrew (1-4) with the #00 Philips screwdriver, remove the metal shielding, and set it aside.

       

      Step 8:

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      1. Unscrew (1-2) with the #00 Philips screwdriver from sound board.
      2. Remove the sound board and set it aside.

      (Note: Watch for the volume wheel as it can get stuck.)

       

      Step 9:

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      1. Unscrew (1-2) with the #00 Philips screwdriver from power board.
      2. Pry the black plastic shield (3) with a flat head screwdriver or specialty tool.
      3. Remove the power board and set it aside.

       

      Complete:

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      1. Clean and repair the console as required.
      2. To reassemble, reverse steps 1-9.

      (If you see anything incorrect or that you want added, feel free to comment below and the posting will be edited to reflect the corrections.)

       

       

    • Windows: General Guides

         Below you will find general guides for everything Windows.

       

      • Windows 7 -- Recover from the Infinitely Looping Startup Repair:  If you've ever experienced a Startup Repair that continuously loops and fails to fix the problem of not being able to load windows, even in safe mode, then you'll know that usually the only way to recover from this when System Restore does not work is to do a clean install of Windows.  This tutorial will show you how to use the System Recovery Options provided by Windows to recover your system to a working state so that you don't have to risk losing data by performing a clean install.

       

      • Notepad++ 7.5.3 – Encrypt text files:  This tutorial will show you how to use the NppCrypt plugin provided by Notepad++ to encrypt your documents so that you don't have to worry quite so much about your documents being read without your permission.

       

      • More coming soon...

      (If you see anything incorrect or that you want added, feel free to comment below and the posting will be edited to reflect the corrections.)

    • MokiePoet's Recipes

       

      Etoufee

      Ingredients:

      • 12 Tbs. Butter
      • 6 Tbs. Flour
      • 1 Small Chopped Onion
      • 8 Chopped Green Onions
      • 2-3 Chopped Bell Peppers
      • 4-5 Chopped Celery
      • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
      • 2-3 Lbs. Prepared Shrimp
      • 2-3 Lbs. Crawfish
      • ½ Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
      • 1 Bay Leaf
      • Tobacco to Taste
      • 1-2 Tsp Sea Salt to Taste
      • Black Pepper to Taste
      • 1 Tbs. Créole Seasoning (If Possible)
      • 1 Tsp. Paprika
      • ½ Tsp. Cayenne Pepper to Taste)
      • ½ Chili Powder
      • 3 Cups Cooked Rice

      Directions:

      1. In a large skillet, melt butter over med heat, add the flour and stir until golden brown. Add the vegetables and cook until they are tender, then add the broth, parsley, seafood, seasoning. Simmer on low heat for 30-45 minutes. If mixture seems to thin, thicken with corn starch. Serve over hot rice.

       

      Chicken Cordon Bleu (with White Sauce)

      Main Ingredients:

      • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
      • 4-8 Slices of Swiss Cheese
      • 4-8 Thin Slices of Ham
      • 2 Cups Bread Crumbs
      • ½ Cup Flour
      • 2 Tsp. Salt
      • ½ Tsp. Pepper
      • 2 Eggs Beaten
      • Approx. ¼ Cup Oil
      • Toothpicks

      White Sauce Ingredients:

      • 4 Tbs. Butter
      • 4 Rounded Tbs. Flour
      • 1 3/4 Cups Milk
      • 1/8 Cup Cream
      • 1/8 Cup White Wine (Optional)
      • ½ Tsp. Salt

      Main Directions:

      1. Stir bread crumbs, flour, salt and pepper together. Next pound chicken with a mallet as flat as can be. Place enough swiss cheese and ham over flattened chicken, roll the chicken up as tight as possible and secure with toothpicks. Roll in eggs and bread crumb mixture. Then heat oil in large frying pan on med-high heat. Cook about 10 mins and then turn with tongs and cook another 10 mins until golden brown and no longer pink inside. Drain on paper towel and allow to cool enough to remove toothpicks.

      White Sauce Directions:

      1. Melt butter in sauce pan, mix flour, salt, wine and let it bubble slightly, and then slowly add milk. After sauce has thickened, turn off the heat and add cream. Let cool slightly before topping the chicken.
      2. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus & or sugar snap peas.

       

      Spaghetti

      Ingredients:

      • 1 Box Thin Spaghetti or Angel Hair Pasta
      • 2 Large Cans of Tomato Sauce Or 1 Large Sauce And 1 Large Puree` Tomatoes
      • 2 Medium Cans Diced Tomatoes Or 4-6 Fresh Roma Tomatoes Diced
      • 2-3 Cloves Garlic
      • 1 Small or Med Onion
      • Olive Oil
      • 1 Lbs. Hamburger or Italian Sausage
      • 1 Med Or 2 Small Cans Mushrooms Or 1 Package Fresh Sliced Mushrooms (Portabella If You Can Find It)
      • Salt 1-2 Tsp.
      • 1-2 Tsp. Oregano
      • 1 Bay Leaf
      • 1-2 Tsp. Basil
      • 1-2 Tsp. Parsley
      • ¼ Cup Red Wine (Optional)

      Directions:

      1. Coat a large sauce pan with olive oil. Dice onion and garlic and brown in pan under med heat. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce wine, and all the spices. Simmer under low heat for no longer than 2 hours. While sauce is cooking, cook the meat in a separate pan, drain and add to sauce. Then add mushrooms. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
      2. Serve with a salad and garlic bread, top with Parmesan and or Romano cheese.
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