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    JVC X'eye Problem

    So my JVC X'eye will no longer play cd games. Every time I put a disc in, it will only go to the cd player. It will play the music tracks but I can't get it to load a game. It plays cartridges fine.

    Anyone have any ideas here?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantat View Post
    So my JVC X'eye will no longer play cd games. Every time I put a disc in, it will only go to the cd player. It will play the music tracks but I can't get it to load a game. It plays cartridges fine.

    Anyone have any ideas here?

    Thanks in advance.
    Does the laser assembly move and try to read the disc? Try cleaning the laser and lube the motor. You may need a new assembly though. It's pretty straight-forward to replace. You can find a generic one on eBay.
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    I would just replace the laser assembly honestly. With the age of these machines the lasers are just getting old. I just changed the laser in a friends PC Engine Duo and now it's working great. Prior to the change it was loud and not loading certain games.

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    Fixed a friend X'eye with same fault by adjusting the pots


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    Listen to wyo. He fixed my Xeye exhibiting the exact same problem - I had to order a replacement laser but now it works great. Thanks again wyo.

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    Thanks to everyone for their replies.

    If I want to replace the laser assembly does the process involve any soldering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantat View Post
    Thanks to everyone for their replies.

    If I want to replace the laser assembly does the process involve any soldering?
    IIRC I had to desolder a solder bridge between 2 pads on the replacement assembly or something like that. YMMV depending on the specific replacement model used.
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    Yea the lasers tend to have a solder blob for transit, just remove it. The laser is easy, Google for guides. gL
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    Might be worth trying to clean with a qtip dabbed in isopropyl alochol. The Sega CD is one of the more sensitive disc based game systems, sometimes even a dust speck can get in the way of it properly loading games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantat View Post
    Thanks to everyone for their replies.

    If I want to replace the laser assembly does the process involve any soldering?
    The only soldering is to remove a point of solder blob from the new laser, you dont need solder skills to do that, just a cheap solder iron, If you decide to replace the laser just order an OPTIMA 6s from over seas supplier like Aliexpress, they are cheap and installation is very easy, also you can order the complete laser assembly from Aliexpress and just to take the old one out and put the new in.

    Please note I mentioned Aliexpress because it is the supplier I use, but I am sure there are many suppliers out there as the OPTIMA 6s is a common laser pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyo View Post
    IIRC I had to desolder a solder bridge between 2 pads on the replacement assembly or something like that. YMMV depending on the specific replacement model used.
    I guess I have to thank the n00b that necro-bumped this thread, seeing that I was in the middle of a repair and did not know about the solder bridge that needed to be removed. Thanks, wyo...and the n00b.
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    Fixed a friend X'eye with same fault by adjusting the pots
    Please don't adjust these pots without an oscilloscope and a service manual at hand. It's important to calibrate these correctly, otherwise you will prematurely burnout the laser in a short time. It's much better to purchase a new laser if you're having issues with the EFB
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