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Replacement Sega Game Gear LCD Screen and VGA out mod (McWill version)

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£87.60 price includes VAT
£73.00 price excluding VAT


Note, this is a complex, intricate mod. Please study the fitting instructions at the bottom of the page carefully before you decide to order.

Breathe new life into your classic Sega Game Gear hand held with this cutting edge LCD replacement. Replacing the dated original LCD with this new, vibrant model will make playing Game Gear games a lot more fun, thanks to increased brightness, contrast, picture sharpness and improved battery life. Just look at this comparison picture to see the difference.

 

 

What’s more, these kits provide a VGA output option, allowing you to play your Game Gear games on your monitor or HDTV (VGA input or a suitable adapter, such as an OSSC, is required). Now, when you are home you can enjoy your favourite classic Game Gear games on the big screen too!

These replacement LCDs are the best on the market and have been specifically engineered for the Game Gear. While not retaining the native resolution of the original Game Gear screen, they offer several versatile scaling modes, these modes can be selected at any time by holding buttons 1, 2 and Start on the Game Gear. The modes are as follows.

1 – Scaled Resolution – The Game Gear’s 160×144 resolution scaled to the 320×240 resolution of the new LCD screen.

2 – Scaled Resolution with Scanlines – As above but with vertical scanlines, emulating the look of the original screen.

3 – Doubled Horizontal, Scaled Vertical Resolution – An alternative scaling mode that doubles the consoles 160 horizontal pixels to 320. When scaled to the 320 pixels of the LCD screen, the horizontal resolution is upscaled perfectly, while the vertical resolution is stretched to fit.

4 – Doubled Horizontal, Scaled Vertical Resolution with Scanlines – As above, but with scanlines.

5 – Doubled Resolution (cropped image) – The Game Gear’s native resolution is doubled to 320×288, but only 240 of the 288 vertical pixels are displayed. This mode is useful as it produces a pixel perfect scale, but with the top and bottom of the image cut off. Depending on the game, this might be an acceptable trade-off.

6 – Doubled Resolution with Scanlines – This is the same mode as above but with scanlines added.

7 – Native Resolution – This mode displays the native 160×144 resolution centred in the 320×240 resolution of the screen with black borders around the edges.

Our friends over at RetroRGB.com have done an in-depth review and test of this mod, including comparison shots and examples of all the scaling modes. Check it out by clicking here.

Fitting Instructions

Note, this is a complex, intricate mod. Please study the fitting instructions carefully and only order if you’re completely confident that you can carry out the mod. We cannot offer refunds for mods damaged due to incorrect installation, nor can we offer technical support for installation of this mod.

Please make sure your Game Gear is in good working order before installing this mod. If the existing LCD is faint or can only be seen at an angle, you must replace the systems capacitors, otherwise performance from the replacement LCD will not be satisfactory. There are various guides on-line on how to do this or we can perform the repair for you here.

Installation Guide – Game Gear PCB Revision 837-9130 / 837-9024 / 837-8560 (1 ASIC)
Installation Guide – Game Gear PCB Revision 837-7996 / 837-7719-01 VA0 (2 ASIC)

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