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by beebogates
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: MegaCD II problem - CD spindle doesn't stop
Replies: 2
Views: 6573

Re: MegaCD II problem - CD spindle doesn't stop

Hey, thanks for replying! I had almost given up on it then decided to re-visit my old posts and see if there's any hope. Just saw your post now. Yes I opened it and gave it a very thorough inspection. nothing looks cooked, the laser looks fine as in the spindle and laser motors both work fine. Apart...
by beebogates
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Hacking a knockoff SEGA handheld
Replies: 2
Views: 5849

Re: Hacking a knockoff SEGA handheld

Here's a picture of the mainboard:

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by beebogates
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Hacking a knockoff SEGA handheld
Replies: 2
Views: 5849

Hacking a knockoff SEGA handheld

Hi everyone, I picked off one of these cheap players from a shop nearby. It has about a hundred built-in sega megadrive titles, and an SD card slot for loading more ROMs (and playing MP3's/MP4 movies): http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/566236073/Sega_Game_Console.html" onclick="window.open(this.href...
by beebogates
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: MegaCD II problem - CD spindle doesn't stop
Replies: 2
Views: 6573

MegaCD II problem - CD spindle doesn't stop

Hi all, I have this weird issue with my megaCD II. basically as soon as I power it on, the CD spindle starts and goes into very high spinning speed. and doesn't stop.. this happens both when a CD is in the tray and when the tray is empty. Also happens with an open tray cover... just starts spinning ...
by beebogates
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: GameGear - The case of the missing brightness dial
Replies: 2
Views: 5440

Re: GameGear - The case of the missing brightness dial

Another clue - just went in with my multimeter again. There's no current across capacitors C37 and C39 - the big ones right next to the screen. I checked all other capacitors, all good. Solder pads conducting nicely, no visible trace breaks, and no visibly damaged or burned components on visual insp...
by beebogates
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: GameGear - The case of the missing brightness dial
Replies: 2
Views: 5440

Re: GameGear - The case of the missing brightness dial

Update - there haven't been any changes, I re-checked all capacitors, everything solidly soldered and in good order. I should mention that the only replacement capacitors I found were of MUCH higher voltage ratings than the original. So in place of 6.7 volts, the least I found were rated for 16 volt...
by beebogates
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: GameGear - The case of the missing brightness dial
Replies: 2
Views: 5440

GameGear - The case of the missing brightness dial

Hi everyone, So I spent this weekend going through various flea markets looking for a working game gear. I was only partially lucky, found one almost complete unit and some spare parts. I figured the problem with the most complete unit would be the leaky capacitors, as always. So I set out to replac...