Voltage Drop on a Sega Mega Drive 2


Winding the voltage down via a variable DC-DC step-down converter. It’s interesting to see what happens as the Aiwa Mega-CD once showed similar symptoms on the … Continue reading

Aiwa CSD-EX80 vs Aiwa Mega-CD Cosmetic Overview


They look like me like they were separated at birth! An initial look at the internals is promising too. Looks like we’ve found our donor boom box … Continue reading

Aiwa Sega Mega-CD CSD-GM1 Tape Deck Test


Here we check the tape decks on unit 01 and unit 02. Sadly unit 02 is pretty bent upon a closer inspection and the motor PCB is snapped … Continue reading

Aiwa Mega-CD CSD-GM1 Volume Board Repair Attempt


This one didn’t have much luck, good thing I have since found another way to fix this board because honestly, volume control is important! In hindsight, I … Continue reading

Catastrophic Multimeter Failure with Aiwa Sega Mega-CD Updates


Is there anything I won’t put on video? Probably a few things, this is not one of them though. A minor discussion about the Aiwa with myself, … Continue reading

Aiwa Mega-CD CSD-GM1 Unit-02 Volume Board Diagnosis


Just when you get one thing working, you discover a secondary fault on another board. Here we have a look at why audio is leaking from one … Continue reading

Aiwa Mega-CD CSD-GM1 Unit-02 Mic Amp Board Repairs


Found that one of the Mic Amp Board (Board 02-09) does not amplify and sound. In this video, we look as to why that might be … Continue reading

Preparing and Burning an EPROM for the Aiwa Mega-CD CSD-GM1 Game Unit


In this video, I blank and burn an EPROM using a dump I took of the BIOS from the Sega Aiwa Mega-CD. We also … Continue reading

Aiwa Sega Mega-CD CSD-GM1 Game Unit in Standalone Mode


You don’t need no stinkin’ boombox to play Mega Drive games, just a hacked up 5V 1A+ power supply. In fact, you could probably do it … Continue reading