Introduction

Today we are going to take apart the Panasonic version of the FZ-1 R.E.A.L 3DO Interactive Multiplayer home video game console. Originally released in 1993, the 3DO was known as an early adopter of CD-Drive games, and for the ability to display photos and play music.

Note: There are two photos missing from this guide. These will be added in at a later date.

Image 1/3: Note the ports on the back of the unit. The FZ-1 comes with RF, S-Video, and Composite Outputs, as well as a expansion port on the back of the unit. Image 2/3: A larger 2nd expansion slot can be found on the right side of the unit. Image 3/3: A larger 2nd expansion slot can be found on the right side of the unit.
  • Here we have the front view of the FZ-1 3DO.

  • Note the ports on the back of the unit. The FZ-1 comes with RF, S-Video, and Composite Outputs, as well as a expansion port on the back of the unit.

  • A larger 2nd expansion slot can be found on the right side of the unit.

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Image 1/1: Remove the '''four #2 Phillips Screws''' from the casing.
  • Flip the unit over, so that the bottom side of the case is facing up towards you, exposing the four screws casing screws.

  • Remove the four #2 Phillips Screws from the casing.

  • After the screws are removed, flip the unit back over while holding the top and bottom pieces of the case together.

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  • Remove the top portion of the case to expose the internal components.

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Image 1/3: Using a Spudger, carefully pry up the four metal tabs to remove the disc drive cover. Image 2/3: Remove the '''4 #2 Phillips Screws.''' Image 3/3: Remove the disc drive shield, and the two bars you just unscrewed.
  • Remove the 2 #1 Phillips Screws from the back of the Disc Drive Shield.

  • Using a Spudger, carefully pry up the four metal tabs to remove the disc drive cover.

  • Remove the 4 #2 Phillips Screws.

  • Remove the disc drive shield, and the two bars you just unscrewed.

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Image 1/1: Carefully unplug the two ribbon cables connecting the CD drive to the motherboard.
  • Remove the 5 #1 Phillips Screws holding the CD Drive to the motherboard.

  • Carefully unplug the two ribbon cables connecting the CD drive to the motherboard.

  • You can now safely remove the CD drive from the case.

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Image 1/2: Remove the metal shield. Image 2/2: Remove the metal cover from the expansion port.
  • Remove the 11 #1 Phillips Screws connecting the metal shield to the motherboard.

  • Remove the metal shield.

  • Remove the metal cover from the expansion port.

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  • Remove the #1 Phillips Screw from back port cover, and then remove the cover.

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  • Remove the plastic cover, power and eject buttons found at the front end of the unit.

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Image 1/2: Remove the 2 '''#2 Phillips Screws''' holding the power supply to the case. Image 2/2: The electric screwdriver comes in handy loosening the PSU screws on the FZ-1.
  • Unplug the power and fan cables from the motherboard.

  • Remove the 2 #2 Phillips Screws holding the power supply to the case.

    • The electric screwdriver comes in handy loosening the PSU screws on the FZ-1.

  • Remove the power supply and fan from the case.

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Image 1/1: Remove''' the controller board and motherboard.'''
  • Unplug the ribbon cable connecting the motherboard to the controller port board.

  • Remove the controller board and motherboard.

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  • Remove the metal shield at the bottom of the case. Mission complete!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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