Introduction

A guide to remove the GD-ROM from the Sega Dreamcast.

Parts

No parts required.

Verify that the console is disconnected from the AC outlet before you begin. Flip the console over on its back.
  • Verify that the console is disconnected from the AC outlet before you begin.

  • Flip the console over on its back.

  • Take note of your model number, in case replacement parts are needed.

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Remove the expansion bay by applying pressure to the small clip on the expansion bay while prying it away from the console. Remove the expansion bay by applying pressure to the small clip on the expansion bay while prying it away from the console. Remove the expansion bay by applying pressure to the small clip on the expansion bay while prying it away from the console.
  • Remove the expansion bay by applying pressure to the small clip on the expansion bay while prying it away from the console.

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Locate and remove all four black 12mm Phillips #02 screws from the underside of the console.
  • Locate and remove all four black 12mm Phillips #02 screws from the underside of the console.

  • The fourth screw is hidden under the expansion bay if it has not already been removed.

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Be careful that the internal components do not topple out.
  • Be careful that the internal components do not topple out.

  • Flip the console topside up.

  • Remove the top cover of the chassis by gently lifting the upper portion of the console.

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Be gentle with the white controller cable as it can be a bit fragile. Disconnect the white controller cable by gently pulling the the cable while wiggling it back and forth until it detaches from the controller board.
  • Be gentle with the white controller cable as it can be a bit fragile.

  • Disconnect the white controller cable by gently pulling the the cable while wiggling it back and forth until it detaches from the controller board.

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Remove the four 14mm Philips #02 located on the controller board. Remove the four 14mm Philips #02 located on the controller board.
  • Remove the four 14mm Philips #02 located on the controller board.

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Disconnect the white fan header from the controller port Disconnect the white fan header from the controller port
  • Disconnect the white fan header from the controller port

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Remove the controller board by lifting it up from the controller port. Remove the controller board by lifting it up from the controller port.
  • Remove the controller board by lifting it up from the controller port.

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Conclusion

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

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