Introduction

Instructions on how to replace a defective Sega Dreamcast power supply with a working power supply.

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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Unplug the device from the outlet. If you have just powered off the system, allow a few minutes for the capacitors to discharge before you begin working. Remove the white female pin head by pinching and lifting directly up on the harness.
  • Unplug the device from the outlet. If you have just powered off the system, allow a few minutes for the capacitors to discharge before you begin working.

  • Remove the white female pin head by pinching and lifting directly up on the harness.

  • Remove the two Philips #02 screws from the board.

  • Remove the power board. Using both hands, gently lift the power board away from the console without damaging the male pin head

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Remove the unit. Carefully remove the power board from the console by lightly grasping the board by the edge and lifting directly upward. Remove the two 10mm #02 Philips screws to detach the switch module from the console.
  • Remove the unit. Carefully remove the power board from the console by lightly grasping the board by the edge and lifting directly upward.

  • Remove the two 10mm #02 Philips screws to detach the switch module from the console.

  • Purchase a replacement power board.

Make sure you keep the small plastic divider (the little piece of transparent plastic film) in its place, or else your new power supply may find itself with a "grounding" sensation.

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Conclusion

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

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