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Repair & Servicing
Sega Mega Drive Repairs
Sega Mega Drive
One of the most popular 16-Bit consoles of all time, the Sega Mega Drive brought dazzling graphics and amazing new sounds and realism to video games. The flagship console of Sonic the Hedgehog, the Mega Drive was released in Australia in 1990 and was later re-released with the introduction of the Mega Drive 2 which had a new design, producing stero sound through AV and bearing a smaller footprint.
Repairs

We service and repair both the original Sega Mega Drive and Mega Drive 2. See below for more detail on each repair service.
Power Circuit Repair
Clean and Service
Power or Reset Switch Replacement
Motherboard Replacement
$30
$30
$30
$50
Service
We perform repairs for people Australia wide and as such work on a post-in post-out system. Return postage is not included in the repair fee and is payable along with your repair fee once the repairs are completed. Your console is shipped back through Australia Post with tracking and signature on delivery. When posting your console ensure that it is packed safely and securely - we will use the same packaging to return the console to you

Prices include GST and are cover general repairs as indicated. If your console has major damage which requires more lengthy repair we will contact you before commencing repairs - if you choose not to go ahead there's no charge for the evaluation.

All repairs are covered by our comprehensive 6 month parts and labor warranty.
Power Circuit Repair
If your Sega doesn't switch on, you've likely got an issue with your power circuit or power adapter. The Sega Mega Drive 1 & 2 both have red LED power lights - so you can see if your console is powering up of not. In some cases a failing power supply can cause power circuit failure in the console. Most systems came bundled with an RF cable, some of which are still in use today - the switch mechanism in the RF cable (from console to antenna) is prone to failure and if your console if powering up but not displaying the picture properly it may be due to a bad RF cable.

If your console powers up (red light on) with nothing appearing on-screen, a good check is inspection of your test game cartridge. The contacts on your game cartridge should be clean and free of dust, build-up & corrosion. If your game cartridge contacts are dirty and aren't making good contact with the connector in your console, then the system won't load.
Clean and Service
Due to the design of the Sega Mega Drive, dust and debris often accumulates in the cartridge socket and console itself causing issues and problems with games loading. With a clean and service we clean out your console and clean the cartridge connector, an excellent preventative maintenance step and a cure for many game loading issues. We also perform a quick check for failing componentry and test your console after completion.
Power or Reset Switch Replacement
After years of use the power & reset switches on the consoles can wear and become temperamental or unresponsive. Have your power or reset switch replaced with a replacement used switch.
Motherboard Replacement
In some cases a replacemend motherboard is the best option for repair. In some storage conditions water can enter the Sega console and in coastal environments salt-laden humidity can condense on the motherboard causing rapid corrosion. Power surges originating either from your power supply or from the power lines can surge through the console causing damage to critical components.