#1

Well lately ive been talking repairs a lot and it seems to come up regularly enough, so why dont we dedicate a thread to it?

can be to ask questions, show repairs or just to give advice or whatever.

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o1s1n Registered User
#2

Good idea. I don't know why this doesn't already exist.

Might also be good to write up a list of easily fixed common issues Ie - Nes 72 pin connector.

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#3

i have 4 or 5 consoles still to repair so ill be posting about them here.

brianon Registered User
#4

Excellent. Me first

Jap Sega Megadrive. Took it down from the attic there and ...

Red Led lights up. Screen goes black. And thats it. Nothing more than a black screen. Tried it with the RF cable and the scart cable. Same result.

The game works fine on the other Jap Megadrive.

Cheers,
Brian.

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#5

Nice idea. Lets see how it goes and I may make a new sticky

#7

got 2 dreamcasts as non working, one didnt read disks and the other one "black screened" when turned on. when i got it, wasnt black screening but freezing on the dreamcast logo

so i tried swapping the gdrom drives, now the non reader was logo freezingand the black screener was booting!!

so i took the board from the dvd drive of the non reader and the lens/assembly from the non booter and put these together and into one of the dreamcasts and low and behold my copy of crazy taxi booted up no bother, well delighted.

#8

going to try somthing drastic with that snes

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Mr Trade In Registered User
#9

Sega Nomad, Irish Plug used on it so the board was fried.

o1s1n Registered User
#10

Mr Trade In said:
Sega Nomad, Irish Plug used on it so the board was fried.


An Irish plug will not fry a Sega Nomad. It's the same output. I use one on mine all the time.

If will fry the Nomad if you use an American plug in an Irish socket without a step down transformer.

#11

NES, didnt work so i replaced the 72pin, now works perfectly and i got the cart bay going up and down again too!

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o1s1n Registered User
#12

Nice work!

#13

now to decide wether to keep it or not

LoGiE Moderator
#14

Fred83 were did your post go! That was exactly what this thread is about

Mr Trade In Registered User
#15

o1s1n said:
An Irish plug will not fry a Sega Nomad. It's the same output. I use one on mine all the time.

If will fry the Nomad if you use an American plug in an Irish socket without a step down transformer.



My mistake, I bought it damaged,I have two, one works fine, this one was bought for parts,I emailed a UK import/retro store and was quoted £75 for repairs. I wouldn't like to post it to them though it would be too fragile.

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