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3DO FZ-1 Problems
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:27 pm
So I got a 3DO (FZ-1) from a guy and was told it was working. Well I get it home and try to eject the disc tray and it does and the logo comes up. Then it automatically closes and the screen goes black with no results. Now if I hold the tray open it will stay and it displays dash and the 3DO logo and seems to work fine. Then once I close the tray the access light lights up for like 1 second and the screen goes black again. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks for any help. I was pointed here from another forum and I am glad there is a dedicated forum for this awesome system. Also is there a guide to taking this apart? I have removed the four bottom screws but don't see anything else.
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:00 pm
did you try a game disc ? if you don't put any game i would assume it's normal to get a black screen ?
i hope i don't say something stupid ^_^
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:04 pm
No I have tried three real games and around 30 backups. As long as the tray is open it displays video but the tray tries to close itself everytime. Once it closes the access light blinks once and I see the 3DO display for like half a second and then the screen goes black and nothing happens no matter how long I leave it running. If I eject the tray the screen comes back on and says insert disc once more. I read on Digitalpress someone else had this same problem with this model but he never got it fixed. :-/
BTW any help at all is welcomed and I don't consider any help dumb. It never hurts to try to help.
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:33 pm
I would just try to clean the lens with the appropriate products. If that doesn't help i am affraid i have no other advices to give right now...
maybe someone else on the forum will have a clue
good luck man
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:57 pm
Well I removed the four screws underneath but I don't see what else is holding it on. And I can't find a guide to save my life. :-/ I will keep trying.
Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:09 am
hope these links help there links to some sites about fixing the FZ-1 and some repairs but FYI id just go to ebay or amazon and get the flip top FZ-10 its cheaper and better then the cd tray loading ones i got mine off ebay foir 60 dollars plus free shipping and it works like its brand new pm me if you have any questions enjoy the links let me know if there of any help to you
http://www.diyforums.net/panasonic-fz-1 ... 86897.html
Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:01 am
Found out the problem. The motor of the 3DO CD drive has a flat spot on it, if I hit the motor with the top off it starts to spins at times. So I need to siply replace the drive motor which seems to be a pretty common part.
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:47 pm
RaZiel wrote:Found out the problem. The motor of the 3DO CD drive has a flat spot on it, if I hit the motor with the top off it starts to spins at times. So I need to siply replace the drive motor which seems to be a pretty common part.
Hate to bump an old thread, but did you ever find a replacement motor? I'm in the same boat.