Introduction

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

Problem with this guide: The photos incorrectly show the power supply has been removed.

Parts

No parts required.

Verify that the console is disconnected from the AC outlet before you begin.
  • 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.

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

  • Note: Remove the expansion bay to locate the fourth screw

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  • Internal components can be loose. Be careful that they do not fall out when removing the cover.

  • Turn the console right side up.

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

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  • Detach the orange cable by giving it a gentle pull while wiggling the cable back and forth until it loosens from the logic board.

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  • Detach the cables by gently pulling the three GD-ROM cables to remove them from the logic board.

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  • Remove the two black 12mm Philips #02 screws located on the left side of the GD-ROM bracket.

  • The console is rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise in the first photo. The second photo depicts the normal position.

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  • When lifting the GD-ROM, be careful that the top half of the casing does not detached from its base.

  • Remove the GD-ROM by gently lifting it from its base.

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Conclusion

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

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