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Offline Chris

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SMS plug in and SGG compatibility
« on: 29/Dec/2013 07:54:08 AM »
Hello. I just got my hands on the Sega Master System plug-in adaptor for my Retrode and I had heard that even though it does not have a slot for Sega Game Gear games built in that it is still compatible with them and even has a spot for a Game Gear slot to be mounted on the Board if you have one. Seeing as how my Game Gear collection is considerably larger than my Master System collection I am quite interested in making this modification.

It seems to me that the most cost effective method available to me would be to salvage a slot from an existing device and I was thinking of taking one out of an old Game Gear Game Genie, but this leaves me questioning whether or not this part will fit properly. If anyone would happen to know I would greatly appreciate the info as it might save me from wasting $10 if the part won't fit.

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Re: SMS plug in and SGG compatibility
« Reply #1 on: 30/Dec/2013 12:58:40 AM »
It seems to me that the most cost effective method available to me would be to salvage a slot from an existing device and I was thinking of taking one out of an old Game Gear Game Genie, but this leaves me questioning whether or not this part will fit properly. If anyone would happen to know I would greatly appreciate the info as it might save me from wasting $10 if the part won't fit.

I had a quick look via google and found a couple of pictures of the Game Gear Game Genie PCG on the SMSPower forums.

Game Gear Game Genie PCB  front
Game Gear Game Genie PCB back

The pins look the same as the original cart slot pins, but might be worth measuring first. The body round the slot is bigger than round the original cart slot, you should also check that bit will fit on the adapter PCB.