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    SEGA GameGear: Disassembly

    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. Table of Contents Hardware Notes Materials Required Tools, Parts, Additional Supplies Difficulty Time Estimate Console Variant Recognition 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: VA1: Smooth and flat screen cover with color “GameGear” logo in the top left. VA4: Smooth and rounded screen cover with color “GameGear” logo in the top left. VA5 / MAJESCO: Smooth and rounds screen cover with black and white “GameGear” logo in the top left. 6. Console Disassembly: Step 1: Flip the console face down. Step 2: Remove both battery covers, batteries, and game from console. Step 3: Unscrew (1) with the 4.5mm GameBit. Unscrew (2-7) with the #00 Philips screwdriver. Step 4: Gently unplug the cable connectors (1-3) from the audio & power boards. Step 5: Unscrew (1-12) with the #00 Philips screwdriver. Lift main board and set aside. (Note: Watch for the contrast wheel and the screen protector film as they can get stuck.) Step 6: Remove all buttons, D-pad, and screen protection film (1-5). Step 7: Unscrew (1-4) with the #00 Philips screwdriver, remove the metal shielding, and set it aside. Step 8: Unscrew (1-2) with the #00 Philips screwdriver from sound board. Remove the sound board and set it aside. (Note: Watch for the volume wheel as it can get stuck.) Step 9: Unscrew (1-2) with the #00 Philips screwdriver from power board. Pry the black plastic shield (3) with a flat head screwdriver or specialty tool. Remove the power board and set it aside. Complete: Clean and repair the console as required. 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.)
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    10 Complete

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    9 Remove Power (2)

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    8 Remove Audio

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    7 Remove Shield

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    6 Remove Buttons

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    5 Remove Main

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    4 Remove Cables

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    3 Remove Screws

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    2 Remove Covers

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    2 Remove Covers

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    Complete (2)

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    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.)
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    April 2018

    Only piece from my actual collection is the Xbox One and the JVC X'Eye. Everything else has been picked up since January.

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    April 2018

    These are far from my old shelves but they work... Can't wait to move my old collection here so I can fill several shelves instead of having so much filler.

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    MokiePoet's Recipes

    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: 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: 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: 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. 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: 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. Serve with a salad and garlic bread, top with Parmesan and or Romano cheese.
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    SluggerCat's Recipes

    SluggerCat's Recipes Sourdough Biscuits Ingredients: 3 Cups Flour 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Shortening 2 Cups Sourdough Starter Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Lightly grease cake pan or other pan with sides. (NO PAM) Sift together 3 cups flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in 1 cup shortening then stir in with a fork 2 cups sourdough starter. Toss on floured surface until it’s not sticky. Knead lightly then roll to 1/2 inch thick. Cut and place on pan. Cover and let rise in warm draft free location for 15 minutes. Cook 10 to 15 minutes until lightly browned. Watch closely as they will burn easily. Gumbo Full Recipe Ingredients: 12 Quart Pan 6 Quarts Water 4 Chicken Breasts 3 Cups Celery 6 Cups Okra 2 Onion 2 Garlic Clove 2 Cup Shrimp 2 Cup Sausage 3 Cups Crawfish Tails 30 Oz Tomatoes 30 Oz Tomato Sauce 2 Tablespoon Salt Tabasco (To Taste) 4 Teaspoons File’ Half Recipe Ingredients: 6 Quart Pan 3 Quarts Water 2 Chicken Breasts 1 ½ to 2 Cups Celery 3 To 3 ½ Cups Okra 1 Onion 1 Garlic Clove 1 Cup Shrimp 1 To 1 ½ Cup Sausage 1 To 2 Cups Crawfish Tails 1 15 Oz Each Tomatoes and Sauce 1 Tablespoon Salt Tabasco to Taste 2 Teaspoons File’ Quarter Recipe Ingredients: 4 Quart Pan 6 Cups Water Chicken Breast or Omit 3 Cups Water and Add 2 Cans Chicken Broth. 1 Cup Celery 2 Cups Okra Small Onion or A Tablespoon Onion Flakes ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder 10 To 15 Shrimp - Size Matters ½ to 1 Cup Sausage 1 Cup Tails Salt and Tabasco to Taste 1 Teaspoon File’ Directions: In a 10-quart pan bring 6 quarts of water to a boil then add 4 chicken breasts skin on bone in. Boil until done should take about 30-40 minutes. Turn off heat and remove chicken from the stock and put it into a strainer that been placed in a bowl. When it’s cool - skin it, bone it and chop it up in bite size pieces. Add to the stock 3 cups chopped celery, 6 cups sliced okra, 1 large onion chopped, 2 crushed and chopped garlic cloves, 2 cups uncooked large shrimp shelled \ de-veined, 3 cups smoked sausage, 2 cups craw-fish tails cooked-shelled, 1 can 29 oz. tomato sauce, 1 can 29 oz. chopped tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste, 2 tablespoons sea salt for starters, ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional), 1 teaspoon Tabasco (not optional) and the chicken. Bring to a slow boil then cut heat to low until shrimp is done. Turn off heat stir in 4 teaspoons file’ powder. Absolutely no cooking after file’ is added. Make a big batch of rice to go with it and eat. NOTE: All ingredients are estimates use what you got. Experiment! If you like shrimp, then put more in and the same goes for sausage and crawfish tails. Use polish sausage, oysters, crab-meat whatever floats your boat but don’t vary much on the vegetables - more okra is better. Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients: 2 Cups Flour 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1.5 Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Shortening 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Can Mix 2 Cups White Sugar + ½ Cup Molasses’s as A Substitute) 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 2 Cups Oats 2 Cups Coconut 1 To 2 Cups Raisins Directions: Preheat oven to 350 Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and set aside. Cream shortening and sugar (white and brown). Add eggs and mix well. Add vanilla and flour. Slowly mix in oats, coconut, raisins until well mixed. Place on ungreased cookie sheet in golf ball sized balls Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. ENJOY
  24. Two NES Games, One Cart From One Rad Dude! My pal Sergio Elisondo is doing something special with his new NES project, which is currently on Kickstarter right now. They are sure to have killer tunes and killer gameplay. Checkout the new NES project on Kickstarter HERE! "Ninja" and "Ninja II" for the NES on one cartridge! Both of the games are finished and are being combined into one game for the NES and PC/Mac. You may remember Sergio for his work with the mind-blowing "A Winner Is You" NES cartridge that is available through retroUSB. Ninja Features: 1 or 2 players 9 Mini-games (Various Game Play Styles) Over 10 Unique Soundtracks (Sergio Elisondo) Unique Controls per Event/Mini-Game Difficulty Setting of 1 (Easy) 2 (Medium) and 3 (Hard) Ninja II Features 1 or 2 players 8 Mini-games (Various Game Play Styles) Event Selection Screen (Practice Mode) Over 10 Unique Soundtracks (Sergio Elisondo) Unique Controls per Event/Mini-Game Hidden Score System (Compatible with RetroUSB's AVS/NA Scoreboard) Difficulty Setting of 1 (Easy) 2 (Medium) and 3 (Hard -- Activates Hidden Score System) Extra Point Rewards (Beating CPU Quickly/Completing Events Faster)
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    Disassembly - SEGA GameGear

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    Download link contains a disassembly guide for all variations of the Sega GameGear.
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    Sega GameGear: General Guides

    Sega GameGear: General Guides Below you will find general guides for everything from disassembly to full restores. Disassembly: If you need to do any work on your GameGear more than likely you will need to start here and then work with the repair guides below to fix any issues that might arise. Click HERE for the forum post OR Click the following for the PDF download. Disassembly - SEGA GameGear Cap Replacement: If your GameGear LCD Screen look washed out, dim, or lacking in contrast, if the sound is non-existent, or if it turns itself off randomly this repair guide could fix all of your issues. LINKS COMING SOON More guides 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.)
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