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3DO FZ-1 issues...

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:23 pm
by valthonis
I recently replaced the 3 caps in my FZ-1 and restored video/sound again, glad to have it working.
Sat down and played street fighter 2 for while, after about 30 minutes the screen goes black and the cdrom stops working.

The power light stays on, but the no video/sound and the disc tray will not eject.

Unplugged it and let it sit for a while and plugged it back in.
The power light comes on, the fan starts, but nothing on the screen and no activity from the cd drive (no eject either).

Checked the drive cables but honestly at a bit of a loss.

Re: 3DO FZ-1 issues...

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:13 pm
by retrotech
not a pro but id check...
  • all solder points on the caps you just replaced
    caps around the power supply
sorry cant be of more help but until the cd problems id of said check/replace the 3 caps again
please keep us posted of any fixes you come about

Re: 3DO FZ-1 issues...

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:24 am
by dark
I have a broken 3do that makes this noise. It is made by the laser inside the sled rapidly moving up and down as it tries to focus on the disc (not the laser sled moving on the track, this is just the laser eye itself moving up and down)