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    Default Sega Mega CD 1 Repairs in the UK

    Been repairing quiet a few of these lately! really enjoy servicing and bringing these back to life and replacing those terrible Capacitors in the process!. Had to invest in a nice Microscope to repair those corroded tracks! forgot to photo the Ring Light which is a must with these Microscopes!! now working on a bigger Desk



    Weller WR2 De-solder Station makes easy work in replacing Bios ROMS.



    Built a nice test Loom makes testing a lot easier!




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    What usually causes the disc tray to continuously open/close? Is it the gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbz149 View Post
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    This is interesting. Where this tool came from?

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    EU Model or Jap? If EU, could be the Belt not pulling the Draw in correctly, Also I have had one that were damaged in the post where Laser Tray pivets at the rear there are 2 Plastic mounts, sometime they can break and the Draw will not go fully in. I glued it back in place and melted a Pin through the middle of the Plastic and bent both ends to strengthen it. Worse case could also be the Swtich on the CD board not making contact when closed

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    Quote Originally Posted by majinga View Post
    This is interesting. Where this tool came from?
    I made it The case on the Left is an old Game Cart, removed internals and bought a Megadrive Cart Socket from China, there are 4 Pins too many, so removed 2 and inserted and hot Glued some Plastic in so acts as a guide. The other end has another Cart I disconnected everyting in then cut the traces and soldered all 60 pins on each side The Cable was 1m of 30 core I cut into 2 x 50cm. I still need to add a Power LED at some point!

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    Nice setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbz149 View Post
    I made it The case on the Left is an old Game Cart, removed internals and bought a Megadrive Cart Socket from China, there are 4 Pins too many, so removed 2 and inserted and hot Glued some Plastic in so acts as a guide. The other end has another Cart I disconnected everyting in then cut the traces and soldered all 60 pins on each side The Cable was 1m of 30 core I cut into 2 x 50cm. I still need to add a Power LED at some point!
    Good job. Maybe I can built something like that too.

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    That extension is a great thing to have. When I was repairing these I debated building something similar but normally just wound up using a little rig I made to float the genesis above the model 1 so I could test stuff easier.
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    A spine card is the hymen of a new game assuring its first owner that he is truly her one and only, and of a used game assuring its new owner that whilst she has been played with in the past that play has never been too careless or thorough.

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    Yeah it's a must have thing to have if you are repairing these! Takes a little while to build but 100% worth the time building one!!

    I just installed a Power LED, disconnected this too many times not checking the Megadrive was off




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    Ah man, thatís some pro kit you have! Would you consider selling your services? My Mk I could certainly use a recap and battery replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyteknohed View Post
    Ah man, thatís some pro kit you have! Would you consider selling your services? My Mk I could certainly use a recap and battery replacement.
    Thanks Yes I do these every week for Customers but I am in the UK. I can be reached at: Retrorepair@gizmosltd.co.uk

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    Some People should never pick up a soldering Iron let alone try to use one! FFS!!








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    Another CD in today, somebody had a go at changing the Fuse!! LMFAO, when you think you have seen it all!!!




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    My NTSC USA model 1 Sega CD that I purchased brand new in the early 90's has recently started to act up, with the disc tray ejecting perfect condition game discs at least 50% of the time. Is this problem due to the drive belt needing replacement and how difficult is it for the average person to perform the repair? Thanks

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    Those pictures! WTF? A one armed man with Parkinson's could solder better than that.

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