An Amstrad Mega PC overview. A Sega Mega Drive ISA card is installed. Arrived in not-so-good condition with corrosion from the NiCad battery.… Continue reading
Co-Processors and You
Or more specifically co-processors for the Amstrad Mega PC or Amstrad Mega Plus PC.
387SX co-processors pair up with either the 386SX or the 486SLC. You cannot install a DX type co-processor with an SX chip. I ended up with … Continue reading
Amstrad Sega Mega PC 386SX Overview
Just a quick demo to show the Mega Drive and 386SX PC sections are functioning as well as can be expected … Continue reading
Amstrad Sega Mega PC Upgrades
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
Amstrad Sega Mega PC Repair
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
Amstrad Sega Mega PC 386SX Arrival
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
Fuse Replacement on the Sega Mega-CD 1
Ohhhoooo so very shiny! I discovered one of my Sega Mega-CDs has a blown fuse that was replaced with a big blob of solder. Probably works fine, but I want the little guy to be protected from power surges. … Continue reading
Sega Saturn Laser Tune-up Success
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
Another Sega Mega-CD 1 and More Saturns
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
Sega Mega-CD 1 Acquired
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