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UglyGoblinBoy
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Game Gear McWill Mod

Post#1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:50 pm

Hey Guys,

I have a technical question for you. I recently installed a McWill mod with VGA, it was working great for 2 days but now will only play 3 games. I don't really even know where to start. It will play 3 games perfectly, then any other cartridge it just stays on a blank screen.

Any ideas?

UglyGoblinBoy
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Re: Game Gear McWill Mod

Post#2 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:48 pm

Here is a video of what's going on.

https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U

UglyGoblinBoy
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Re: Game Gear McWill Mod

Post#3 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:59 pm

Ok, problem solved! Thanks... Me?

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krssn
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Re: Game Gear McWill Mod

Post#4 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:20 pm

1. Link doesn't work. It sends me to my personal page.
2. And the problem was?...

mrneo240
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Re: Game Gear McWill Mod

Post#5 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:02 pm

UglyGoblinBoy wrote:Ok, problem solved! Thanks... Me?


Not posting the solution is not cool.

Posting it would save another thread in the future or help out other users

UglyGoblinBoy
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Re: Game Gear McWill Mod

Post#6 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:51 pm

I ended up trouble shooting with McWill over at AtariAge and after a bunch of idea, I finally had an epiphany. The GG would load some games, but not all after the mod. So the mod works. I took a hooked soldering pick and gently pried the pins forward on the cartridge slot, and voila! It works again!

Overall the mod is Intermediate if you're doing it yourself, but the results are outstanding. If you are going to do it yourself, I suggest using a 9917 board because it's the easiest.

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KeiDash
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Re: Game Gear McWill Mod

Post#7 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:14 am

I don't understood nothing about how to fix it :'D

Any detailed explanation?

Thanks

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krssn
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Re: Game Gear McWill Mod

Post#8 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:22 am

KeiDash wrote:I don't understood nothing about how to fix it :'D

Any detailed explanation?

Thanks

Fix had nothing to do with the mod.

It was just the pin connector in his Game Gear that didn't have enough tension anymore.

So he pulled all the pins in his GG's connector back a little so they make good contact with the cartridge's pins.

It's a common fix for NES consoles too.

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