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Chip Info

IC BD M5 USA VA2


IC BD M5 USA VA3 (837-7071)


IC BD M5 USA VA6 (315-5483)


PC BD M5 USA VA7 (171-6217-11)

The VA7 is almost a Genesis 2 PCB in a Genesis 1 case. It even shares the same PCB prefix (PC).


Capacitor Lists

IC BD M5 USA VA2

List provided by segafan1989

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C1	220uF	16v
C4	100uF	10v
C5	10uF	16v
C13	10uF	16v
C23	100uF	10v
C24	100uF	10v
C30	10uF	16v
C31	10uF	16v
C32	220uF	10v
C38	10uF	16v
C40	1uF	50v
C41	10uF	10v
C42	1uF	50v
C43	10uF	16v
C44	1uF	50v
C49	100uF	10v
C50	220uF	10v
C51	220uF	10v
C52	100uF	10v
C53	100uF	10v
C55	10uF	16v
C57	10uF	16v
C58	1uF	50v
C59	47uF	16v
C60	47uF	16v
C61	1uF	50v
C62	1uF	50v
C63	47uF	16v
C64	10uF	16v
C65	47uF	10v
C66	47uF	10v
C67	47uF	10v
C68	47uF	10v
C71	10uF	16v
C72	10uF	16v
C74	100uF	10v
C79	100uF	16v
C86	100uF	10v
JP1	47uF	10v


IC BD M5 USA VA3

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Genesis 1: VA3 Cap Map
C1	220uf	16v
C4	100uf	10v
C5	10uf	16v
C13	10uf	16v
C23	100uf	10v
C24	100uf	10v
C30	10uf	16v
C31	10uf	16v
C32	220uf	10v
C38	10uf	16v
C40	1uf	50v
C41	10uf	25v
C42	1uf	50v
C43	10uf	25v
C44	1uf	50v
C49	100uf	10v
C50	220uf	10v
C51	220uf	10v
C52	100uf	10v
C53	100uf	10v
C55	10uf	25v
C57	10uf	16v
C58	1uf	50v
C59	47uf	16v
C60	47uf	16v
C61	1uf	50v
C62	1uf	50v
C63	47uf	16v
C64	10uf	25v
C65	47uf	16v
C66	47uf	16v
C67	47uf	16v
C68	47uf	16v
C71	10uf	16v
C72	10uf	16v
C74	100uf	10v
C79	100uf	16v
C86	100uf	10v
JP	47uf	16v
BOT	220uf	6.3v - This cap may be installed on the PCB underside and attached to VCC (pin 18) on the VRAM (see picture)


IC BD M5 USA VA6

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Genesis 1: VA6 Cap Map
C1	220uF	16v
C4	100uF	10v
C5	10uF	16v
C13	10uF	16v
C23	100uF	10v
C24	100uF	10v
C30	10uF	16v
C31	10uF	16v
C32	220uF	10v
C38	10uF	16v
C40	1uF	50v
C41	10uF	16v
C42	1uF	50v
C43	10uF	16v
C44	1uF	50v
C49	100uF	10v
C50	220uF	10v
C51	220uF	10v
C52	100uF	10v
C53	100uF	10v
C55	10uF	16v
C57	10uF	16v
C58	1uF	50v
C59	47uF	10v
C60	47uF	10v
C61	1uF	50v
C62	1uF	50v
C63	47uF	10v
C64	10uF	16v
C65	47uF	10v
C66	47uF	10v
C68	47uF	10v
C71	10uF	16v
C72	10uF	16v
C74	100uF	10v
C79	100uF	16v
C86	100uF	10v
C111	47uF	10v
C112	10uF	16v


PC BD M5 USA VA7 (171-6217-11)

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Genesis 1: VA7 Cap Map
CE1	10uf	16v
CE2	10uf	16v
CE3	10uf	16v
CE4	10uf	16v
CE5	10uf	16v
CE6	10uf	16v
CE7	10uf	16v
CE8	10uf	16v
CE9	220uf	10v
CE10	220uf	10v
CE11	10uf	16v
CE12	220uf	16v
CE13	10uf	16v
CE14	10uf	16v
CE15	10uf	16v
CE16	220uf	16v
CE17	100uf	10v
CE18	47uf	16v
CE19	47uf	16v
CE20	10uf	16v
CE21	10uf	16v
CE22	10uf	16v
CE23	100uf	10v
CE24	47uf	16v
CE25	47uf	16v
CE26	47uf	16v
CE27	47uf	16v
CE28	47uf	16v
CE29	10uf	16v
CE30	10uF	16v
CE31	100uf	10v


Schematics

VA3


Identifying Different Versions

IC series

Since PCBs swapping between these boards is trivial, you can't be positively sure without powering on a Genesis 1. Apart from that, here are some clues as to which version of Genesis you're holding:

Early, VA2/3 without TMSS: FCC ID on bottom sticker: FJ846EUSASEGA

Later, VA5/6 with TMSS: FCC ID: FJ8USASEGA

No EXT port: Probably a VA5 / VA6


Side-by-side differences between IC and PC cases.

IC or PC/VA7

It's quite easy to identify whether a Genesis 1 is an IC series or PC (aka VA7) series. The ports are located in a different spot on the PC / VA7 units. If the power jack isn't all the way to the right, it's a PC / VA7 Genesis. From a component standpoint, the PC VA7 is basically a Genesis 2 in a Genesis 1 shell.