Sega Dreamcast GD-ROM Replacement
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- Author: Thorr686
- Time estimate: 10 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
This guide details how to replace a failed GD-ROM drive with a new working drive.
Be sure to replace the GD-ROM with one corresponding to your model number. Refer to the Top Cover Disassembly Guide for instructions on where to find your model number.
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Flip the console over on its back.
Take note of your model number, in case replacement parts are needed.
Remove the expansion bay by applying pressure to the small clip on the expansion bay while prying it away from the console.
Locate and remove all four black 12mm Phillips #02 screws from the underside of the console.
Flip the console topside up.
Remove the top cover of the chassis by gently lifting the upper portion of the console.
Detach the orange cable by giving it a gentle pull while wiggling the cable back and forth until it loosens from the logic board.
Detach the cables by gently pulling the three GD-ROM cables to remove them from the logic board.
Remove the two black 12mm Philips #02 screws located on the left side of the GD-ROM bracket.