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McWill Mod help!

Jul 17 at 4:36:45 PM
TheGreyGhost (5)
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I have worked my way through have of the first page of instructions. At the end it says to 'check the 5 Volt  with a voltmeter VCC/GND of Game Gear.' 

Where and how do I do this? I am a Voltmeter noob.

Also, for required materials at the top of the instructions page, it mentions 24 wires (old IDE cable). What is meant by this? Where would I get such wires?

I believe I need them to connect the new screen to the main board.

I would apprecitae any help. Hopefully someone has done this here before!

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Jul 22 at 11:07:19 AM
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A link would help. VCC="positive", GND = "negative" (ground). "Old IDE cable" is just likely suggesting a tightly bound flat cable for cleaner and easier wiring, you can get the same thing for $1 on eBay called "flat cable".

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Jul 24 at 8:08:01 PM
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Thank you for your reply.

Im really sorry for sounding dumb: where is the positive and negative on the GG? At the power plug in? Picture? Also I shouldn't be getting any reading if its not plugged in. The instructions ask you to obviously have the system powered off.

Here is the link to the instructions included in the box:

https://www.dragonbox.de/Download...

I think I found the wires Im looking for.

I got these:

https://console5.com/store/compon...

Im surprised that there is no one else here so far that seems to have done this mod.

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Jul 25 at 3:15:54 PM
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Originally posted by: TheGreyGhost

Thank you for your reply.

Im really sorry for sounding dumb: where is the positive and negative on the GG? At the power plug in? Picture? Also I shouldn't be getting any reading if its not plugged in. The instructions ask you to obviously have the system powered off.

Here is the link to the instructions included in the box:

https://www.dragonbox.de/Downloads/MCWill%20Mods/Quick%20Gui...

I think I found the wires Im looking for.

I got these:

https://console5.com/store/components/wire.html

Im surprised that there is no one else here so far that seems to have done this mod.



After step 10 it says "!!! Now check the 5 Volt with a voltmeter at VCC / GND of the Game Gear. If the voltage exceeds 5.45 Volt, fix your GG! Otherwise the GG mod will be damaged!"; so after you do the previous steps it seems it wants you to turn it on then test with a multimeter before installing the screen because it may be overloaded if you don't replace the components correctly from what I can tell from a quick skim through.

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Edited: 07/25/2018 at 03:19 PM by Nullface

Jul 27 at 5:07:16 PM
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THANK YOU!

I looked for that over and over....thanks for the screen shot!

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Aug 01 at 7:59:14 PM
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BUMP

Just wondering if there is anybody else on SA who has performed this mod?

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Aug 18 at 5:37:03 PM
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I've done a few of them, and install mods professionally.

What do you need help with?

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Sep 10 at 8:08:10 AM
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Originally posted by: TheGreyGhost

BUMP

Just wondering if there is anybody else on SA who has performed this mod?

I just got done doing one this weekend and I will say it's not an easy Mod to perform. 
 

Sep 10 at 5:57:32 PM
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Originally posted by: Oneinchbiceps
 
Originally posted by: TheGreyGhost

BUMP

Just wondering if there is anybody else on SA who has performed this mod?

I just got done doing one this weekend and I will say it's not an easy Mod to perform. 
 

I find them fairly easy, but I've had to do far worse than the soldering involved for this, and have tons of expensive equipment, like a professional grade microscope. 

That said, I could see how the average hobbyist modder would struggle with this mod. 

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Sep 10 at 6:23:40 PM
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I'd say Microscope would help with the pins on the old lcd connector points. I use a magnification glass that helps but isn't perfect. I have a quick hot air SMD station that made removing resistors pretty easy.

It was my first one I ever did. I used magnet wire for most the connections. I was getting frustrated with all the scrapping on the magnet wire to get solder flow to wire. Just didn't know what would work good on those connections where old lcd screen goes other then magnet wire.

Sep 11 at 9:13:41 AM
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Get some wire wrapping wire or kynar. 30 awg. Will make installing that bit much easier than the included ribbon cable. Stuff is cheap enough on amazon and ebay, but the cheap stuff will be PVC coated and will melt with the touch of the iron.

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