Letting out the blue smoke out of Dreamcasts

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by Storm, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Storm

    Storm Robust Member

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    I've been trying to do a rather complicated DC-mod that involves large amount of soldering on the motherboard. So far I've killed three DCs, and I'm starting to run out of spares. :crying:

    So for the last month I've been searching for a source of cheap Dreamcasts since I foresee another 6-10 dead ones before I either succeed or determine that it's impossible. I don't care if the laser works, but no one seems to be selling their old broken DCs unfortunately.

    Any tips on where I could find a stash of cheep motherboards? Preferably on the European side of the pond.

    (Edit: My, that was one grammatically awkward subject. I blame it on the late hour.)
     
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  2. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    If you want to trade some working GD-ROM drives for some motherboards then I could help you out.
     
  3. alphagamer

    alphagamer What is this? *BRRZZ*.. Ouch!

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    may i be so bold to ask what kind of mod you want to perform?
     
  4. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    probably a handheld
     
  5. Tomcat

    Tomcat Familiar Face

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    I have a bunch of unboxed units in the uK.
     
  6. Quzar

    Quzar Spirited Member

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    I have about 20 or so spare DCs (most all with non-working GDs). If you're interested in trading for Gd drives, games, or accessories shoot me a PM.
     
  7. Storm

    Storm Robust Member

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    Right now I have all of one unused working GD-drive, so not a whole lot to trade with. :-/ During the years I've come to a deal with myself to not buy things I have immediate no use for, so my stock of tradeable stuff is generally very low.

    Tomcat: You have PM.
     
  8. Tomcat

    Tomcat Familiar Face

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    Will need to weigh them next time im in the uk (prob september) Guessing postage is guna be the killer. How much you offering?
     
  9. bacteria

    bacteria I am the Bacman

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    What's the mod? I'm doing a DreamCast portable at the moment; relocated the motherboard port to the DC drive board (1999 board), very fiddly wiring - working so far!
     
  10. Storm

    Storm Robust Member

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    @Tomcat: Sorry, right after this I had to go MIA. I checked my mailbox but didn't check the thread. :-/

    I did find a bunch of Dreamcasts with the description "untested! some might not work! no returns!" which I took as "We tested them, and none of them work properly..." and bought it hoping must of them will be broken lasers. Haven't tested them yet.

    @bacteria: More of a dev-related mod. Portable mods are outside of my field of interest. But I've checked your thread and am suitably impressed!
     

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