Let's Repair – Ebay Junk – Tiger Game.Com Handheld – LCD Lament

A Tiger Electronics Game.Com handheld console from 1997. I document the fail/win process of buying junk in the hope of an easy fix. This time I got myself an obscure 90’s handheld on ebay for £9.40 including shipping. Can it be fixed?

50 Comments

  1. Simone Bille' on April 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Love your videos, please keep posting 😊

  2. LeeTG3 on April 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    what do you search on eBay to find broken stuff to fix. I can never find any

  3. Knuckles the Echidna on April 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    *hugs* yayyy! My favourite console repairer is back!!

  4. eike widdau on April 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Seeing the construction of that thing, the only thing I’m thinking about now is what kinds of drugs the engineering team was on.

  5. Retro Shit on April 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Next time, try using Kapton tape so you don’t apply the iron directly to the traces. I find it works a lot better.

  6. dykodesigns2yt on April 21, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Ah well, it’s not a big loss. The game con, one fine piece of whang chung low engineering….. apprearantly mark from classic game room used it to tease his video editor with one of these. He always looked foreward playing the game con.

  7. Lee Tookey on April 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Face reveal @100K plz LUL

  8. Vintage Views on April 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Can’t win them all. Not a massive loss tho

  9. Tony Gunk on April 21, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    I still have my old game.com with a couple games..

  10. Xs2Fun on April 21, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    so from the other one you already have there is nothing that could fix this ‘new’ one ?

  11. Pvz2lovers on April 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    My old 3ds has a upper screen that’s damaged

  12. Bylga on April 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Game.com repair. 😓
    0:00 In the bin.
    0:03 Video end. 😂

  13. Lazarus on April 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    I have one of these.

  14. Mazinga on April 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Let‘s Destroy – Ebay Junk…

  15. Gameplay and Talk on April 21, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    It’s a shame these are such a pain to work on. I have a system with similar issues and thought maybe I could crack it open and wiggle a cable or something, but after seeing your video I realize it’s a lot more complex to deal with than it’s worth.

  16. sonicpelaaja on April 21, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    I hate the way the game.com is constructed. I couldn’t get mine to work years ago.

  17. Jason Turner on April 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Police responded to a call reporting loud shouting and what sounded like furniture being thrown around. They broke the door down and found a disheveled man sitting on the floor in front of a Tiger Game.com he had been trying to take the screen out of.

  18. ShapeyFiend on April 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    "I’m going to use parts from these two consoles to make one good one."

    It’d still be a Game.com. Still, they came up with The Furby a year later so they did something right.

  19. klashe1977 on April 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Nice vid…good to see a scenario once in a while that even someone as skilled as you cannot fix.

  20. videooven on April 21, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    the king is back

  21. Spektor 22 on April 21, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    You should pick up a cheap heat gun station. I repaired a DMG 01 with lines in 2-3 minutes with my station.

  22. Benedict Villariaza on April 21, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Too bad about the Game.com, but at least you can chuck in a Raspberry Pi in it with a new screen. Someone has already done this with an old Tiger handheld.

  23. Penurious Sierra on April 21, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Apparently they are called Game Com for some reason?!

  24. Václav P on April 21, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Now you feel the same as me after I watched your video on repairing GBC screen and try it on my broken Gameboy 😀

  25. Bryan Alejandro on April 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Wow… What a piece of crap is that…

  26. EdT1138 Classic Gaming Enthusiast on April 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    I could hardly believe my eyes when this video showed up in my subscription feed. Great to see another video from you.

    It’s a good thing you and I derive much of our enjoyment of consoles while working on them, because this one is not a great deal of fun to play.

  27. RetroGamerBB2019 on April 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    It needed a better LCD. The emulator shows how much better the games could look.

  28. Game Interest on April 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Little known fact: it was called the "game com". Everyone knows it as the "game dot com" because of the "dot com" boom still at full force.

    Also, it could read into a sort of leaderboard online and had two slots for cartridges. The system’s screen was "resistive" which had to be pushed to click, not the "capacitive" screens which we know today.

  29. Stephen King on April 21, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    impressed you ever share the ones that fail. valiant effort none the less.

  30. vincent pistoia on April 21, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    And people think the cdi is the worst console of all time .

  31. Jorge Pinho on April 21, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    You can put a raspberry pi zero inside this

  32. xthorpyx on April 21, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I’ve used a metal strip in the past, laid over the ribbon cable and gently stroked with a soldering iron , helps to spread the heat out a bit and stop heating 1 spot too much

  33. M J on April 21, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Would it be possible for you to show your 2018 Gaming Setup? Please 🙂 Thanks!

  34. Tyler-John L on April 21, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Hi dude, I wanted to know if I sent you a 3ds that isn’t working would you be able to fix it

  35. Vax on April 21, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    I was waiting for the April fool

  36. Garry Grierson on April 21, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Is it a bespoke screen that’s in there then?
    I have an old Game.Com and I was thinking about trying to replace the screen with something a bit better, as the screen are notoriously hard to see and suffer from motion blur. Mine also has a bit of leakage.
    Something with a back-light would definitely make a huge difference to a Game.Com.

  37. poison shift on April 21, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    😀

  38. DaveSimonH on April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    That’s shame it didn’t work out, but on the bright side it was a good learning experience, relatively cheap and if/when you get another one, you’ll have more experience + extra parts to cannibalise if necessary.

  39. Sam The Media Watcher on April 21, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Just wanna let you know man that your videos inspired me to start restoring my own faulty stuff! Really feels like diving into a new passion of mine, so thank you! Wouldn’t have discovered it without your content!

  40. 200porcupines on April 21, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    4:40 Was that… “game.com, fuck you”??

  41. Agathi on April 21, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    How do you find faulty hardware? I never seem to be able to..

  42. iVirtualPlays on April 21, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Backlight mod it.

  43. Ash M on April 21, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    glad to see you back

  44. Daniel M on April 21, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    I’m sorry to see that it didn’t work out, but as a titbit for the future, whenever you attempt a reflow on ribbon cables, always cover it with a strip of kapton tape, it reduces the chance of melting it significantly.

  45. Rhys Aistrope on April 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    I would’ve used a hot air gun and use a spudger to push the lines down

  46. RWL2012 on April 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    It’s pronounced without the “dot.” as you will hear when it starts up 😛

  47. Gongo Experience on April 21, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Glad to see another video from you, man. I hope that you do more soon!

  48. Logan Jorgensen on April 21, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    I give it points for having a D-button, most companies seem to use small two to three letter alphabets heh. I’m all for original restoration but when it comes to the Game Com I think any new touch screens would be better. Maybe backlight mod it, make it better than it was.

  49. Shinigami ジャッド on April 21, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    i love all you content! Keep up the good work!

  50. uTubeNoITube on April 21, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Wow I thought your channel was dead! Glad to see you uploading again, you should do a lot more your channel could be super popular! 🙂

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