Tools Featured in this Teardown

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Sega CD, use our service manual.

Using a Phillips head screwdriver remove  six screws from the bottom of the console. Using a Phillips head screwdriver remove  six screws from the bottom of the console.
  • Using a Phillips head screwdriver remove six screws from the bottom of the console.

Remove the two screws that attach the Genesis' connector to the rest of the console.
  • Remove the two screws that attach the Genesis' connector to the rest of the console.

Slide the lock tab to the left to separate the halves of the console.
  • Slide the lock tab to the left to separate the halves of the console.

Lift from the left side to remove the top of the case.
  • Lift from the left side to remove the top of the case.

Using the spudger, pry the cover off of the Genesis attachment.
  • Using the spudger, pry the cover off of the Genesis attachment.

Lift the top of the case to remove the cover.
  • Lift the top of the case to remove the cover.

Remove the faceplate by pulling it up, then out.
  • Remove the faceplate by pulling it up, then out.

Using a #00 Philips screwdriver remove the two screws that attach the Genesis adapter to the console. Disconnect the adapter from the console by carefully pulling the adapter out.
  • Using a #00 Philips screwdriver remove the two screws that attach the Genesis adapter to the console.

  • Disconnect the adapter from the console by carefully pulling the adapter out.

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Remove the four screws from the metal plate as shown using a #00 Philips screwdriver.
  • Remove the four screws from the metal plate as shown using a #00 Philips screwdriver.

    • The four half inch bronze screws are indicated by the yellow marking circles.

Carefully remove the metal cover from the connector by sliding the cover up and out. Carefully remove the metal cover from the connector by sliding the cover up and out.
  • Carefully remove the metal cover from the connector by sliding the cover up and out.

Remove the connector from the housing. Remove the connector from the housing.
  • Remove the connector from the housing.

Remove metal plate by unscrewing the three screws with the Phillips head screwdriver and then lifting the plate. Remove metal plate by unscrewing the three screws with the Phillips head screwdriver and then lifting the plate.
  • Remove metal plate by unscrewing the three screws with the Phillips head screwdriver and then lifting the plate.

Remove the two screws from the plastic bar. Remove the two screws from the plastic bar.
  • Remove the two screws from the plastic bar.

To remove the CD tray, remove the four screws with the Phillips head screwdriver. To remove the CD tray, remove the four screws with the Phillips head screwdriver.
  • To remove the CD tray, remove the four screws with the Phillips head screwdriver.

Carefully unplug the wire connected to optical reader.
  • Carefully unplug the wire connected to optical reader.

Remove the four screws on the underside of the CD tray with a small Phillips head screwdriver. The four springs below the circuit board are attached to the screws, so be careful not to lose them when you remove the screws. Carefully remove the CD tray from circuit board.
  • Remove the four screws on the underside of the CD tray with a small Phillips head screwdriver.

  • The four springs below the circuit board are attached to the screws, so be careful not to lose them when you remove the screws.

  • Carefully remove the CD tray from circuit board.

Remove the two bronze screws from the metal plate with a medium Phillips head screwdriver. Carefully lift the metal plate up to expose the motherboard. There is a wire strip running through the metal plate that is soldered to motherboard and power supply board. The plate cannot be completely removed. Do NOT force plate upwards. All the ribbon cables can be safely unplugged by simply pulling them out of their slots.
  • Remove the two bronze screws from the metal plate with a medium Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Carefully lift the metal plate up to expose the motherboard.

  • There is a wire strip running through the metal plate that is soldered to motherboard and power supply board. The plate cannot be completely removed. Do NOT force plate upwards. All the ribbon cables can be safely unplugged by simply pulling them out of their slots.

Carefully lift off the metal plate, the motherboard, and the CD tray circuit board and flip each piece over, as pictured. Carefully lift off the metal plate, the motherboard, and the CD tray circuit board and flip each piece over, as pictured.
  • Carefully lift off the metal plate, the motherboard, and the CD tray circuit board and flip each piece over, as pictured.

Remove the two screws from the power supply using a medium Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the two screws from the power supply using a medium Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the two screws from the power supply using a medium Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the two screws from the power supply using a medium Phillips head screwdriver.

Remove the power supply unit from the console by lifting the unit up.
  • Remove the power supply unit from the console by lifting the unit up.

This is what the motherboard unit will look like once removed.
  • This is what the motherboard unit will look like once removed.

Teardown complete!
  • Teardown complete!

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