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    MEGA CD model 1 won't motoring!!

    Hi everyone
    After a couple of months I desided to play on my Mega CD 1 but figured out that it had died on me...
    Unit powers on and the tray opens. There is the menu as normal and hitting start on the controller will close the tray. I don't hear any gear noise when open and close, movement is smooth.

    That's all of it. I put the CD but the motor will not spin and the laser will not become red, eventually it' won't read. Disk stays there still.

    I opened it up to the point where I could see that the motor will not start.

    Any help will be much appreciated.
    Thank you and be safe

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    CD lasers are infrared, you can't see it when the laser turns on. You could try using a smartphone camera, that can pick up infrared usually.

    Also, CD drives don't usually bother spinning the disc if the laser is really dead and can't detect a disc. You may need a new laser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMG View Post
    CD lasers are infrared, you can't see it when the laser turns on. You could try using a smartphone camera, that can pick up infrared usually.

    Also, CD drives don't usually bother spinning the disc if the laser is really dead and can't detect a disc. You may need a new laser.
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    This is a JVC it has on it.
    Do they still sell those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Beret View Post
    Thanks
    This is a JVC it has on it.
    Do they still sell those?
    Good luck pal... JVC's lens are as findable as gold nuggets inside a milk bottle. Sorry

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    Potentially the motor died. But my guess is you need a new laser mech

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    It will go to trash bin

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    Sell it broken and then buy a mega sd.

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    Is the JVC one the Optima 5? Here's an amazon link
    https://www.amazon.com/OPTIMA-5-Pick.../dp/B07X5LXX6Q
    EDIT: Here's a great general repair thread for Sega CD based consoles
    https://www.sega-16.com/forum/showth...-repair-thread
    Last edited by DasiyAge; 04-26-2020 at 02:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasiyAge View Post
    Is the JVC one the Optima 5? Here's an amazon link
    https://www.amazon.com/OPTIMA-5-Pick.../dp/B07X5LXX6Q
    EDIT: Here's a great general repair thread for Sega CD based consoles
    https://www.sega-16.com/forum/showth...-repair-thread
    Thanks for the link. But if I decide not to try to repair this unreliable junk. What would be a fair price to sell as broken?

    I have a Jpn model 2 and planning to make it region free asap.

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    Those aftermarket cd laser mechs aren't exactly as reliable as the original ones. You also might get one that's doa. I learned this when I replaced a laser on my ps2 slim. Took 2 returns to finally get one that worked.

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