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by dark
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4742

More troubleshooting progress - I opened it up, and there was some kind of black wire from the special testing unit board that was unplugged from a contact. I connected it - but no difference in anything. Although when I took it apart the console apart, the CDrom drive started spinning, so that's a ...
by dark
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4742

Tried a different video cable, tried a different TV, and tried using a nintendo RF unit to plug directly into an old TV. None of it works. Which leads me to ask this question - if a 3DO cd rom drive isn't working and you press the power on an FZ-1 ... does any bios logo or anything pop up? Or would ...
by dark
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4742

It came today. It also came with a CIB not for resale copy of Total Eclipse, which wasn't pictured in the auction :) Unfortunately it has a weird problem. The seller shows it hooked up to a TV displaying the video just fine (open tray graphic). But when I connect it to my TV, I get a black screen wi...
by dark
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4742

Yeah I was just thinking that after I did a little research on the testing stations last night. That will be the first thing I try at any rate :)
by dark
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4742

Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)

I was glancing around at broken FZ-1s as I've been doing for the past couple of weeks, and I noticed that a newly offered one said "Testing Station" rather than Panasonic on the disc drive. I got it for $50 with the shipping and a goldstar controller included. This would have been outside the range ...
by dark
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Tracking Down Longbox Crash 'n Burn
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

Can I ask what the price was?
by dark
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Tracking Down Longbox Crash 'n Burn
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

Mega bump. (sorry) I'm very interested in getting a long box of Crash n Burn. I can't find any record of them on any merchant sites, suggesting it is fairly rare. Any knowledge as to what price to expect one to come up for would be appreciated - I would like to see if this is something within my ran...
by dark
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: If the cap fits...
Replies: 11
Views: 3076

Ridiculous :)
by dark
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 824
Views: 315265

Fujisanよろしくお願いします!良かったら、日本語でもOKです。実は大学生の時、自分が日本語の専門で、東京で留学しました。日本人の3DO興味を持っている人に会うことをとてもびっくりしています! :D
by dark
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Looking for game suggestions for titles I might like
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm definitely very interested in Flashback and will be picking that up for sure regardless of whether it requires hour long+ plays at a time. Thanks also for reminding me of Icebreaker. I used to have a demo for win95 (and a pc demo of Quarantine, and the pc version ...
by dark
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 824
Views: 315265

Thank you for the advice Grimm. Oddly enough, the retro game shops near me have vastly inflated prices that are at least 2X the price of similar items on ebay. This is possibly because they buy stock on ebay and try to resell it at their shops. I've searched completed auctions in the US (Where I'm b...
by dark
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Looking for game suggestions for titles I might like
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Thanks for the advice! I'm planning on going for an FZ-1. In fact, I'm somewhat hoping to find a broken FZ-1 as I have some good experiences with fixing cd based consoles, it will give me an excuse to open it up and get more familiar with the hardware, and hopefully I can increase the overall number...
by dark
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Looking for game suggestions for titles I might like
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Looking for game suggestions for titles I might like

Well, this is a fairly open ended question, but I'm about to try and narrow the focus a bit. Even though I'm interested in getting a 3DO, I have to say that I'm not really a big fan of FMV centric games (at least, where FMV is part of the core gameplay). Rather I enjoy sprite based games (fighters, ...
by dark
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 824
Views: 315265

Hello! I don't even own a 3DO yet, but I am planning on picking up an FZ-1 at some point in the next couple of months via ebay. I like older games. I have a substantial dreamcast collection, and just bought a Sega Saturn to check out some of the games I never played in the mid 90s (PSX was my first ...