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by dark
Wed May 06, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Possible replacement CDrom drive units for FZ-1 (new success
Replies: 7
Views: 4631

Possible replacement CDrom drive units for FZ-1 (new success

I just found reference to someone who pretty much successfully replaced the entire CDrom drive assembly of an FZ-1 with a similar 1990s PC drive. I thought it would be interesting to share since there are so many people that have issues with the laser, the laser assembly and worm gear. If we can fig...
by dark
Tue May 05, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 822
Views: 276074

Re: Introduce yourself.

Hi all, you might remember me from being activeish on the forums around 2013. During 2013 I got a sanyo 3do, played it a bunch, and wound up selling it in early 2014 to put the money toward other old games/hardware (actually went and bought a Jaguar and atari lynx). Now that it's been a little while...
by dark
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Help! EBAY Problem 3DO Testing Station System
Replies: 1
Views: 2216

Re: Help! EBAY Problem 3DO Testing Station System

Could it be related to the switch on the back to run unsigned code? Maybe that got switched on in shipping and its an error coming out of that?

I've never seen this error before and google searching doesn't turn anything up.
by dark
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Aces over Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Aces over Europe

I had this game and Aces of the Pacific for PC back in the day. I didn't enjoy the games as they were sims rather than arcade style with lots of instant action, but they came with the coolest manuals :)
by dark
Sun May 18, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Any information on this prototype 3do controller?
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Any information on this prototype 3do controller?

I could be wrong but this controller didn't see any commercial release? Does anyone have any information on it? That massive dpad intrigues me. The silhouette of the controller kind of compliments the roman column look of the FZ1 too imo.

Image
by dark
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: No video or sound from 3DO fz-1 / Testing Station console
Replies: 3
Views: 2856

Re: No video or sound from 3DO fz-1 / Testing Station consol

Nice work. I've long since sold this (as broken) to another 3DO enthusiast. But I know your post will help other users googling for this problem. While searching, I discovered a few other topics on different forums from years past with people who had the same problem, but no solution. :)
by dark
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Crash 'n Burn
Replies: 16
Views: 5223

Re: Crash 'n Burn

I played this on an emulator recently and the framerate was much smoother than on my 3DO!
by dark
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Crash 'n Burn
Replies: 16
Views: 5223

Re: Crash 'n Burn

AFAIK, the way to game the system in terms of continues, is to just reset the game if you are not going to win the race. The game autosaves from your last completed race, so you get a free chance to try the race over again from your last saved game.
by dark
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: DAMN RIBBON CABLE IS THE BAIN OF MY EXISTENCE !!! GRRRRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 8021

Re: DAMN RIBBON CABLE IS THE BAIN OF MY EXISTENCE !!! GRRRR

Eddyiori wrote:Hello sorry for the late response, the flat cables arrived and I replaced it. Working like new!!
Tomorrow I´ll post everything about them . 8)
Don't leave us hanging! :o
by dark
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Crash 'n Burn
Replies: 16
Views: 5223

Re: Crash 'n Burn

Just wait until you encounter the black market cyborg, and the secret cars ;)
by dark
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Discovery Channel 3DO
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Discovery Channel 3DO

How will 3DO help you edit your home movies? :?
Was it just me, or did Crash and Burn in this movie have a smoother frame rate than it really does?
by dark
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: DAMN RIBBON CABLE IS THE BAIN OF MY EXISTENCE !!! GRRRRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 8021

Re: DAMN RIBBON CABLE IS THE BAIN OF MY EXISTENCE !!! GRRRR

Excellent, please do :) I am very interested in getting a replacement ribbon cable myself - would you have a link to where I could source one?
by dark
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: DAMN RIBBON CABLE IS THE BAIN OF MY EXISTENCE !!! GRRRRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 8021

Re: DAMN RIBBON CABLE IS THE BAIN OF MY EXISTENCE !!! GRRRR

I had a total of 3 Goldstars and 2 Sanyos out of action - these cables have fixed 2 of the Golstars and one of the Sanyos. Well, it seems from the thread that if you can find a correctly fitting ribbon cable, and the ribbon cable is indeed the problem the console suffers, then it is a good fix ;) T...
by dark
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Replacement ribbon cable for Goldstar/Sanyo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Re: Replacement ribbon cable for Goldstar/Sanyo?

This thread contains a lot of information including pictures, but I'm unclear on all of the aspects of the cable. I guess its 30 pins and needs to be about 17 cm, and IDE cable won't work.

http://3do.cdinteractive.co.uk/viewtopi ... 68&p=25796
by dark
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Replacement ribbon cable for Goldstar/Sanyo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Re: Replacement ribbon cable for Goldstar/Sanyo?

That seems to be the case. I've been looking for working Goldstars for sale, but they are at ridiculous prices on ebay lately and I can't find a better source.
by dark
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Replacement ribbon cable for Goldstar/Sanyo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Re: Replacement ribbon cable for Goldstar/Sanyo?

And what do I do with my broken Sanyo? Junk it :lol:
by dark
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Replacement ribbon cable for Goldstar/Sanyo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Replacement ribbon cable for Goldstar/Sanyo?

Anyone know if there is a part number or compatible replacement ribbon cable to be found for sale anywhere? This seems like a low cost thing to replace to see if it will help with my broken Sanyo CD drive...
by dark
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Piracy is a crime. Box recreations
Replies: 16
Views: 3843

Re: Piracy is a crime. Box recreations

Looks awesome. I don't consider this sort of thing to be corrupt or harmful at all when it involves old games that are not for sale by the manufacturer anyway (and or the manufacturer no longer even exists!) and also that it either isn't sold, or if sold, it is sold to a knowledgeable collector who ...
by dark
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: ebay - WTF Man
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

Re: Evil Bay - WTF Man

I tried to follow this link, but because the forum changes the term e b a y to evilbay, I inadvertently wound up on evilbay.com - a different website which tried to install a rootkit on my computer.

Don't click the link.
by dark
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Rescuing Long Boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Rescuing Long Boxes

Some people say, for SNES and N64 cardboard boxes, that you can iron them and it will take out some of the wrinkles. I've seen before and after pics, and while it isn't a major change that will make them look brand new, the after pic seemed maybe 10% better.
by dark
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5009

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive

Got it back last night. All issues are as the buyer said: disc drive won't open and discs aren't read if they are put back in. I took it apart to get a closer look at things, reseated all the ribbon cables. None of them clearly looked like there were connection issues, but it was obvious to see that...
by dark
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5009

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now with pictures) (and drama)

Welp, buyer received it and claims that the disc drive won't open "and when it does, it won't load games." He wants to send back for a full refund. I'm guessing I've got a classic case of Goldstar style ribbon cable problem going on... or maybe my 3DO just misses me :lol: It's still a little curious...
by dark
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5009

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now with pictures)

I put it on the 'bay, so it may not even be someone here.
If so, maybe they will come here shortly since there are so few 3DO websites :) A new fan is born?
by dark
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5009

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now with pictures)

Well, I wound up selling this 3DO the other day. It's already been shipped off to its new owner. After actually owning it for a few months, I decided I like the idea of owning this console more than the reality. I like the looks of the console and the controller, but found myself lacking the attenti...
by dark
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: My friend's new 3do site
Replies: 9
Views: 3243

Re: My friend's new 3do site

Hey Mike, fancy seeing you here!
by dark
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: New Name: Last Poll on the subject
Replies: 18
Views: 4445

Re: New Name: Last Poll on the subject

Haha, oh no! I just noticed, if you type 3DO zone into google, the first result is a notorious piracy website
by dark
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Being honest
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: Being honest

I just joined the forum 6 months ago, and without seeing anything to suggest the contrary, always assumed you were male. So I'll just be carrying on then, no change of interpretation for me.
by dark
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5009

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now with pictures)

I've owned it for a month now. Still don't regret having it be my "starter" 3DO, or my normal use 3DO system rather than a display piece. It's been working like a champ.
by dark
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Was does REAL mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Re: Was does REAL mean?

A related question:

What does T.R.Y. stand for?
by dark
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why I love doing this.
Replies: 13
Views: 4543

Re: Why I love doing this.

I was just thinking about how people like the Angry Video Game Nerd have used their celebrity to make an infamous unpopular game more famous. For example, AVGN did an entire episode on Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. A youtube video of this episode shows that it has been viewed in excess of 2,300,000 time...