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NEW Sega Genesis MINI Teardown! – The Best Classic Console??

December 7, 2019


All of the old-school gaming systems are making
a return with mini versions. We’ve seen the original mini PlayStation, the mini Super
NES, and even a mini original Nintendo Classic. Well, Sega doesn’t want to be left out, and
today we’re going to see how this tiny guy works from the inside. Let’s get started. [Intro] Well, I think it’s time we talk about the
elephant in the room. If you had a Sega growing up, you were probably only half as cool as
the kid with a Nintendo down the street. But hey, something is better than nothing. My
mom would only let me have a Gameboy as a kid. Probably so I would turn out normal or
something. Which I totally did. Sonic the Hedgehog is Sega’s claim to fame, and this
mini console does come with three of those games, along with 39 other titles built right
into the console – mega hits everyone’s heard of like Earthworm Jim, Golden Ax, and
don’t fall off the ladder while hanging Christmas lights or you might break your wrist…you
know…the classics. Inside of the box we get an instruction booklet,
along with a tiny 5 watt USB charger, 2 Genesis controllers (we’ll have to take these apart
in a second), both of them communicate with a six-foot-long USB cable that plugs right
into the console. There is a micro USB power cord along with an HDMI cable. Finally, we
get the Sega Genesis mini in it’s own little tiny cardboard box, right here in all of its
glory. The full size version was released in Japan in 1988. Sixteen-bit graphics were
a pretty big deal back then. Nintendo wouldn’t release a 16-bit system for 2 more years,
in 1990. But then after that, Nintendo kind of took over. For a graphical reference, the Gameboy only
had 8-bit graphics. The top slot does have springy doors that open up but no pins inside,
and no cartridges. We’ll have to see if this hole leads anywhere in just a second. There
is one other random little door off to the side which has nothing under it and goes nowhere.
Not sure if this has anything to do with the original system or not. To get inside of the Sega Genesis mini, there
are 6 Phillips head screws holding on the back plastic panel. Once those are out I can
pull off the top exposing the motherboard and the underside of the top plastics. We
can see here that the little cartridge slot in the top is just for aesthetics. Pretty
cool that it opens up though. You could totally hide all kinds of stuff in here. The mini
Nintendo version just had solid pieces of plastic covering these slots. So Sega’s attention
to detail is pretty nice. The backside of the console has its micro
USB power port along with the HDMI output. The two USB ports for the controllers are
on the front. I’ll pull off the metal heat plate over the motherboard. It’s got 3 screws
of it’s own. When the metal plate comes off, we can see that there is a tiny square of
thermal foam on top of the processor. No fans or anything. Just a simple board and metal
plate for the heat dissipation. Kind of like how smartphones work. The motherboard has
one more screw holding it to the base and there’s nothing else really super interesting
down here. The upper side of the board has the power
slider and reset button. What is pretty interesting though is that the volume slider on the exterior
is just for decoration. There is nothing connecting that slider to anything inside of the console,
so controlling the volume of the console will be done through the HDMI and the TV. I wonder
how many people got tricked by that button…probably like all 5 of them who bought this. Well,
six including me. With the metal plate back on we can see that
there is an LED built right into the motherboard. And this shines up through the power on light
on top of the console. The LED is pretty far away from the actual exterior though. Once
I get the console put back together I can set it off to the side and grab the 3 button
Genesis controller. These guys have the 6 foot cable which is a huge perk over the three
foot controller cable that came with the mini Nintendo Classic. Once the 6 Phillips head
screws on the back of the controller are removed, I can pop off the back of the controller exposing
a bone-white circuit board. I’ll be super careful with removal because bones are bones,
and bones can break. It’s green on the other side. Each of the exterior plastic buttons
are solid plastic. And each of them have custom pegs on the back that only allow the correct
button to fall into the correct corresponding hole. We’ve seen similar fail safe assembly
designs in basically every controller we’ve taken apart, including the new Nintendo Switch. On the underside of each of the plastic buttons
is a rubber pad. This would allow the buttons to be pressed and then spring back up into
place. The motherboard has little contact pads on the surface. And like and Switch,
when the two sides of each button area are connected with this conductive material, the
Sega console gets a signal that the button has been pressed. The rubber pads each have
their own black conductive area on the bottom. Pretty smart design. No mechanical parts or
springs to get lost or jammed. Just rubber, which should last for a pretty long time. The way the cable ties into the back of the
controller though are not quite as strong as what we saw inside of the Nintendo controllers.
This only has one point of contact and could probably be broken if twirled around or thrown.
The Nintendo controller cables were much more secure. The cable was wrapped around inside
of a few posts inside of the controller before extending out the top. So don’t abuse the
controllers too much. Basically, if your mom never let you have
a gaming console growing up, now’s your chance to buy the mini versions of all of them. The
Sega mini is like $50 on Amazon right now. I’ll put a link in the description. And if
your mom ever comes over, you can just hide them all real quick since they’re so small.
She’ll never even know. Personally, I think this thing is pretty awesome.
Thumbs up to Sega for making a comeback. Now I think I want to see a mini Nintendo 64 with
its 64-bit graphics. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go look up cheat codes for
the Christmas light hanging game because I definitely lost my last round. Hit the subscribe button if you haven’t already.
Come hang out with me on Instagram and Twitter. And thanks a ton for watching. I’ll see you
around.

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100 Comments

  • Reply SirCiop December 7, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    He tried to rig his own arm, something got wrong hahaha

  • Reply Like Bot December 7, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Zach… when you drop-test smartphones, did you notice they don't heal themselves? Get well soon.

  • Reply Reezizz December 7, 2019 at 12:15 pm

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    🏆wish me luck 🙂 <3

  • Reply Greg Dundee December 7, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    What happened to lefty?

  • Reply Mohammed Musthafa December 7, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    what happened to you zack nelson

  • Reply HabashyGaming December 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I can do a what's inside in this. It's easy lol my type of what's inside

  • Reply Haz December 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Sega was miles ahead

  • Reply • BlueBerry • December 7, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I notice the thingi in his hand so i watch the video hahaha

  • Reply Gaurang Khatavkar December 7, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    I voted for pink

  • Reply jevansturner December 7, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    2:00 yeah. The original system had a connector behind that cover. For interfacing with Sega CD.

  • Reply Dark Knight December 7, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Hope you will get better soon!

  • Reply vias j December 7, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Lmfaoooo that snap killed me

  • Reply Mr Belter December 7, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Bones are bones & bones break.

  • Reply Tech Guru413 December 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    What happened to your arm?

  • Reply ADarsh AD December 7, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    For those who are curious and came for the wrist 👉 0:55

  • Reply Roblox Gamer Studios December 7, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    2019 – sega genesis nini

    2020 – people mini

  • Reply dash cole December 7, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    2:28 who else thought of a joint? 😂

  • Reply Simoms December 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    First I thought it was a camera 😂

  • Reply Joen Reban December 7, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Hope your hand gets well soon

  • Reply McoRe December 7, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Jerry arms didnt pass the bend test

  • Reply Hussain Rizvi December 7, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Jerry. Get well soon. We'll play that Christmas light game together once your cast is off.

  • Reply Sava Kovalenko December 7, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Funny video and all, but sounds more of an ad than anything else… Teardown without a prior durability test? That not how things are done :/

  • Reply Bluelilly December 7, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    So I had a debrand ad before this video 😶

  • Reply mada faka December 7, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Oh my childhood….. Sega mega drive(EUROPE)….it s the first time this dude "break" something that actually hurt my soul

  • Reply Carl Giuliano December 7, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    You have a Christmas related injury too huh? I was listening to a song that said “fall on your knees” and bam! Broke my knee.

  • Reply Muhammad Noval December 7, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Are we back to 1999 ? Dear god, there a lot memories back then with this console 😭😭😭

  • Reply blaž mekina December 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    jerryrigeverything rigged his arm…
    i dont think this was caused by the mohs mineral picks

  • Reply sabastian December 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Can you test xiaomi a3

  • Reply Kacavenda Milan December 7, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    So your wrist snapped like a little lego

  • Reply Goblin Lord December 7, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Play All Retro games and (PSP) on Happy Chick on Android. Emulator

  • Reply David Boyd December 7, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    👍👍😃arm?

  • Reply Geric John Olivar December 7, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    SNES all the way over SEGA sh*t

  • Reply Sanjay.n Sanjay December 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    What happened to I jerry

  • Reply Sagar Bhattarai December 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Plzz make a teardown of realme x2 pro

  • Reply Exotic bird & fish December 7, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    What happened in your hand

  • Reply Andrew N December 7, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Those keys with the rubbery thing have always been used in lowcost joysticks / joypads etc, and have a pretty terrible quality compared to real microswitches. Usually the carbon gets dirty or wear out and your key stops working. Those have been used since back in the 80ies.

  • Reply Already Mike December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Looks like someone did a teardown on your arm dude

  • Reply Kyle Laurent December 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    I also only had a Game Boy. Eventually I did get a SNES. But I had to go to my friend's house when I was younger to play NES.

  • Reply Dan Brittain December 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    On the original console, the removable cover on the underside was where it connected to a megaCD, and the volume slider controlled the headphone jack. 🙂

  • Reply ig33ku December 7, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    "i'll catch you!!! Curse this wheelchair!!"

  • Reply lilPopper December 7, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Would have been nice if the cartridge slot was able to charge a phone

  • Reply ԋყρҽɾ ϝιɾҽ ϝx. December 7, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    His wrist broke at level 6 with deeper grooves at level 7

  • Reply Mike Carr December 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Man .your hand . Wtf.

  • Reply DBM December 7, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Is it just me or does his wrist now belong on the shelf of shame.

    want to see that picture dude 😂

  • Reply Link SSZ December 7, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Hope your wrist recovers soon, btw when that cast comes off the skin underneath will be really sensitive, when mine came off fabrics felt like spikes 🤣.

  • Reply Rasmus Kinnunen December 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Can you do test on honor 9x

  • Reply Reverse Flash December 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Did you bend test your hand?

  • Reply Ahmed Badawi December 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Jerry failed the durability test

  • Reply Hass PerieratSoul December 7, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    get well soon bro ♥

  • Reply MPEG Jockey December 7, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Whats up with the condescending tone?

  • Reply Hydrology December 7, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Durability test and bend test avea intouch 4

  • Reply Pavao Knez December 7, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    YouTube Rewind 2020: JerryRigEverything, the first YouTuber that didn't make a documentary about how he got hurt

  • Reply Finlay Mitchell December 7, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I just got an advert for the skins he’s doing with dbrand, I literally just watched that video

  • Reply bmw575 December 7, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Just goes to show you how they’ve ripped us off for year paying for cartridges and other crap when they could’ve done this and we paid much less 🤨

  • Reply Peselo December 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    You make my heart scratch at level 6 with deeper groove at level 7 while your destroying it

  • Reply Uberprial December 7, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Clear case hand?

  • Reply Everything Avail Here December 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    What happen to your hand jerry

  • Reply Arin's Blah Blah December 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Durability level of Jerry's arm- 6 and 7….

  • Reply SuperMikoo December 7, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I got a JerryRig Dbrand ad and thought it was the video at first

  • Reply Mike Vlogs December 7, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    2018 glass is glass and glass can break

    2019 don’t fall off the latter when you hang Christmas lights or you might break your wrist

  • Reply jemsncrystals December 7, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Bend test failed on wrist. Lowkey it will heal fast.

    And thanks foe the vid Zack. Get well soon bud

  • Reply Commander Waffles December 7, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    The side slot was for the Sega CD expansion console.

  • Reply Kreshnik Kona December 7, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Keep the dislikes at 369…

  • Reply Sebastian Ochoa December 7, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Looks like bone scratches at a level 6, with breaks at a level 7.

  • Reply don sebichello December 7, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    happy you didn't broke your d*ieck

  • Reply Hanz Cedric December 7, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Do A video bout what happened to your left arm/wrist

  • Reply Matt Weiner December 7, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    His bone clearly did not survive the bend test

  • Reply CompanyOfAngels December 7, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Bones are bones, and bones break. – people beat me to it.

  • Reply Labonga December 7, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    A bit too realistic for my taste. The joke is that the volume slider on my own Sega Mega Drive (european name) didn't work aswell, just like in this mini version

  • Reply Guess What December 7, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Your hand just scratches at level 6 😉😉

  • Reply Firoz khan December 7, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    What happened sir in u r hand?

  • Reply я фальшивый русский December 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Well boys he did it, he did a scratch test on his skin.

  • Reply Hassan Habib December 7, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    What happened dear your hand everything fine take care.

  • Reply Madesh Waran December 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    What happend to your hand ?😟😟 @zack

  • Reply BIBZ P December 7, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Oh manh… What happened to your arm?

  • Reply alx s December 7, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Sorry for your wrist, hope the itching hasn't started yet…

  • Reply A1E Offical December 7, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    get well soon Jerry

  • Reply Teknodice December 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    the door on the side and cartridge slot are for the genesis mini segacd and 32x addons. sadly, they are just cosmetics

  • Reply pterks911 December 7, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Hi! What happened to your hand? Get well.

  • Reply Ben The IT Guy December 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I only watched for the broken wrist, and I was happy to find out the cause. Poor guy, Take it easy man 🙂

  • Reply Ahmed Murad December 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I think you were testing the disability of your arm

  • Reply xAsmir December 7, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Im waiting for nintendo 64 mini to 😊 but i would love to se wireless controlers…or at least option to buy them separetly.

  • Reply Flo B. December 7, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    "Bones are bones and bones can break"
    – Jerry with a broken arm 2k19

  • Reply Dorkia December 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    "Making hits everyone's heard of like earthworm jim, golden axe and, don't fall off the ladder while hanging Christmas lights or you might break your wrist…yknow the classics"

  • Reply Lazerkins December 7, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    That side piece that comes off originally had pins in there so you could attach it to a Sega CD.

  • Reply Asifur Rahman December 7, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Bones are bones and bones can break too! 😄😅

  • Reply Scrubs 1UP December 7, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Hope your arm gets better Jerry

  • Reply AmazingCorn21 December 7, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Wait I have a jerryrigeverything d brand ad on your video

  • Reply Mohammad Rafi Shayan December 7, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    What happened to your hand friend

  • Reply anuraag sinha December 7, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Zacks arm
    "And now we perform the bend test"

  • Reply G2 MagiciaN December 7, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Jerry: Glass is glass and glass can break
    also: bones are bones and bones can break as well

  • Reply MrDoge December 7, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    “… I am going to search cheat code for that Christmas light hanging game cause I lost my last round…”

  • Reply CoryxKenshin. yo mama December 7, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Wyd to your hand

  • Reply Debdip Mukherjee December 7, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    what happened with your hand?

  • Reply CoryxKenshin. yo mama December 7, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    380 people dislikes. Y'all jealous or somethin

  • Reply The WALKER December 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Who Wants The Plaster Teardown..✌🏻✌🏻

  • Reply Danny Halder December 7, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    What happened to your hand???

  • Reply ARASU T December 7, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    What happened u r hand bro

  • Reply A-A-Ron December 7, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    He definitely low key mad about Christmas lights hanging game 😄

  • Reply justinhamill954 December 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Panasonic please make a 3DO small/mini version!

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