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Recapped Game Gear Poor viewing angle.
Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:38 pm
I bought a Game Gear, the seller said all the capacitors were replaced by the repair service. Once I got the console, I can see that the image is visible only from a strong angle, and you can hardly see anything straight ahead. The contrast knob is at max. I read that it is the fault of the condenser at the knob itself - maybe this one was not replaced?

The video shows the image from this console. Is generally OK beyond the wrong angle of view? and does not differ from a standard, fully functional screen?

I see a lot of shadows (ghosting) on the screen, especially on a uniform background - but it's probably the specifics of this weak LCD?

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:07 am
Maybe a cap was missed. You'll have to open it and find out.

If they have been replaced maybe electrolyte leaked onto the board and has caused problems else where.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:15 pm
I opened the console and it turned out that only the audio caps were replaced, while the ones on the motherboard were left untouched ...
I replaced it myself with new ones and everything seems OK now.

This is what the picture looks like, the viewing angles are correct:
I guess the image is correct taking into account the age of the console?

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