Browsing the internet I came across an Amstrad PC7486SLC motherboard. I couldn’t help but notice the striking similarity with the Amstrad Mega PC motherboard. And with all my issues with hard drive controllers on the Mega PC, I figured it … Continue reading
Such a wonderful shade of blue. Unfortunate that it has eaten the tracks on the motherboard. That’s the power of NiCad battery acid though.
Cleaned it up as best as it could be cleaned with some isopropyl alcohol then mapped … Continue reading
It has arrived. My Amstrad Mega PC. A 386SX combined with a Sega Mega Drive. Amazing!
Sadly after having a look inside it, I discovered the date / time backup battery has leaked delicious NiCad goodness all over the motherboard.… Continue reading
Turned the trimmer capacitor (trimpot) for laser power with a good power supply installed and it now reads commercially pressed games fine. The laser had trouble reading a Taiyo Yuden CD-R with CD audio on it, a little bit more … Continue reading
Received another Sega Mega-CD 1 today with a Sega Mega Drive Model 1 on top of it. Pretty rough shape but does function. Pulled it apart and found rust / liquid residue. The fuse has been replaced with a solder … Continue reading
Received my Sega Mega-CD 1 from Germany yesterday. Pulled it apart and had a look on the inside. It has one of the dreaded JVC Optimus 5 lens. It’s next to impossible to find a replacement lens for this model … Continue reading
Welcome, it’s a bright and chipper day outside. It’s just past 8am and we have quite a task ahead of us this week – to get this blog operational. As the weeks go by I’ll be adding in photos, but … Continue reading