So I bought a model 2 off of Ebay for $15. Mint condition, boxed, all accessories, 2 original controllers - the whole nine yards. I figured that was a good price whether it worked or not, so I splurged.
The guy said it didn't power on, and he was using a Universal power adapter to test it. Okay - either the wrong power adapter or a busted fuse. I can handle that.
I got it today, and the Sega CD powers up fine. The genesis 2 that came with it can't recognize games, but I can tell it's on so I guess that's a pin problem?
Anyway, the Sega CD can't read games. I took it apart and tried to watch it at boot, but nothing is happening other than the lens trying to read the disc (moves up and down).
The disc won't spin at all. If I spin the disc manually, the unit does try to read it, but there's no way I could spin that disc fast enough for it to read. It also makes funny whirring noises when I spin the disc, but they stop after a few seconds. Not sure what that could be? Sounds like someone letting out a loud breath.
So I guess it's the motor not working. There are two of what looks to be a motor, one right under the spindle, and one to the side of that. I assume the one under the spindle is the one that spins the disc?
Is there anyway I can test whether or not it's dead? Maybe a multi-meter?
And, is there anything else that can cause a CD not to spin? I thought it might be that hub thing that sits on top of the disc when you close the top, but with the whole top cover removed, that shouldn't be an issue.
Any ideas? As always, all help is very much appreciated.
Edit: Oh yeah, if it is a bad motor, where would I get a replacement? Or, could I repair the motor myself?