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by clive
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

It's kinda tricky as you need to desolder the old laser connector, and rewire it to the cd drive motherboard.. also you need to drill 3.5mm holes to the laser unit's guide rail.. laser unit's tracking and focus connector flex needs also hardwiring to the motherboard.. in my case I had a lot of probl...
by clive
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Finally got it working right!

Sorry for the delay, but i finally got the time to finnish this project.. got the machine working with the SF92.5 laser replacement with the russian instructions, so they are good.. just need to make a cross cable adapter in order to fit the new laser in.. here are few videos of the work in progress...
by clive
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

*UPDATE* Good news guys, in the next couple of days if everything goes as planned "fingers crossed" we are goin to have a fully working hopefully non buggy laser replacement for panasonic FZ-1 and yes hold on and ALSO for the 3DO FZ-10 model! the pc cd-rom mod was a dead-end.. but in my continuous ...
by clive
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

I sent the instructions to 3DO kid so that he can test the adapter and the lasers too.. currently the only lasers I've been able to test are the chinese SF92.5 that 3DOkid has so dont yet know if the ones work that they sell at donberg or cdlens.com but yeah, my 3do works the same as it did with the...
by clive
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Major update!! FINALLY got the games working, audio cd's work 95% normal.. games are bit glitchy at the moment, but it's down to some minor adjustments.. burned cd's work pretty good better than with the original SF92.5 laser unit. will get back to you guys with the instructions in few hours.. -Clive
by clive
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Allmost got the audio cd's working perfectly, about 90% CD reading is now better as I made another adapter for the laser, but it's still picking up some noise interference from the other components thus causing the laser to lose it's focus from time to time.. I have to design an adapter that is as s...
by clive
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

I have been able to Mac Gyver one laser unit that 3dokid sent me to work with the 3DO FZ-1, it's not much yet.. but it plays audio cds almost flawless. havent got any games to run yet, but I think it has something to do with the angliment of the unit it self.. Im not gonna promise anything yet, but ...
by clive
Sat May 09, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

yes, that is unfortunate.. but.. I will not give up.. I will find a compatible laser unit no matter what.. only thing is that I don't have much free time as I used to have.. because my work takes pretty much all my time. but yeah, I was working on a second option of bypassing the 3do cd drive all to...
by clive
Fri May 08, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

any progress?
by clive
Thu May 07, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Of cause, if I figure out a way to drill the holes and make the connectors fit (neither of which is rocket science) I'm rich. relatively speaking. Well, I will 'own' the 3DO lens replacement market :) lol, as for the connectors, sure you could, but its pain in the arse.. you could proly try to wire...
by clive
Thu May 07, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

The long wire ones with wrong plugs and the small guide holes. The one we explicitly said we didn't want. :roll: I don't know how much more clear we could have stated the laser type and make what we needed to them.. there must be some way how you can get those units replaced for free or get your mo...
by clive
Thu May 07, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Darn... that's..

hope you get compensation for this..
So what kind of units they sent you?

-Pete
by clive
Sat May 02, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Apparently, 50 Lens are heading my way. Wish me luck Great I do hope that they sent you the correct units, :D anyways about the Goldstar 3DO unit repair. if someone wants a guide or some repair info on goldstar I would be happy to help, only if someone could send me a broken unit :D I was thinking ...
by clive
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Resident Evil 5
Replies: 14
Views: 6254

Game kicked some serious arse :D
by clive
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Ok, I will order one sample unit from the company who is willing to send only 50 units at a time, so if it works I will let you guys know, and then you can safely order the batch, because I dont have time and money to order 50 units and sell them over ebay etc.. so it's up to you price for 50 units ...
by clive
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Got reply to my email regarding about the item price.. they are willing to provide me one unit for free to test and the minimum order qty is 50 units.. the price is pretty low thou, only 5,8 USD per unit. so it would be 290 USD for the whole batch.. could make nice profit by selling em at 20 usd per...
by clive
Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Ok, got first responce to one of my emails.. it says that they still have a line for that laser unit and it can be produced to my specs, the matter is that how many will I order and that will determine the price for one unit. I said that I want one sample unit before orderring anything so if it happ...
by clive
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Yes, noticed the same yesterday when received mine.. it seems that some engineer decided to change the specs of the original sanyo design.. anyways I have 5 other places wich I sent email for requesting the old model with the 2 short ribbon cables and 3.5mm holes for the guiderail. btw I think you c...
by clive
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

3DO Experience wrote:Wow Clive, you really know how to rock with the first post!
Thank you.

just made a little website for these repair instructions, where
I describe the repair process in more detail and pictures

http://www.datacentra.net/other/3do/index.html
by clive
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Right so The Irish company http://www.donberg.ie/ who sent me a mail, saying we don't have any in stock, I replied saying I needed around 20 (I originally said I needed 1) by some miracle found 20 of the CD lens so i guess the one I wanted was lost underneath the 20? Either way i am delighted we fo...
by clive
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Yes! Just fixed my 3DO!! the laser unit was so badly covered with tar residue, due to smoking previous owner. I just cleaned the laser unit over and over again with rubbing alcohol and gave it a good blow of air trough the small holes in the laser and that did the trick. It now reads audio cd's pret...
by clive
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

found one place that sells them

http://www.electronicservice.pl/?item=3602

15€ euro

*UPDATE*

This laser unit will not fit in 3DO FZ-1
you need the one with the Dual Short cables..
look for the first post for more details..
by clive
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

I will try to ask around for this laser, it was pretty common laser used back in the 90's it was on many car cd players and even widely used on home cd player decks. it might be that to get one I have to order 10pcs but it wont be problem because I would say that they will sell on ebay pretty fast. ...
by clive
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

sorry my bad, just checked the laser ribbon cable and it is 11 / 4 pin one in the panasonic FZ-1 so the laser you need for 3DO FZ-1 is Sanyo 92.5 11 / 4-pin you can get it from http://www.donberg.ie/descript/s/sf_92.5_12.htm for 18.99 € euro *UPDATE* The laser needs to be the one with the Dual short...
by clive
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58946

Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults

Hello just had to register to these forums to tell you guys what I have found out when I was fixing my 3do FZ-1 machine. Bought one Fz-1 machine from ebay, had numerous problems and I will list them here and the following sollutions for those problems Notice! I made a little webpage for these repair...