Author Topic: Acess Led to the Sega Dreamcast?  (Read 5823 times)

shadow the hedgehog

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Acess Led to the Sega Dreamcast?
« on: January 10, 2004, 12:28:10 PM »
Well, before I do something stupid, I wanted to ask if anyone ever tried to do this, if it is possible at all, and if what I'll do will just screw my Dreamcast or the led will actually work...

Examining the laser base (I guess it's possible only in the "offboard" dreamcast, i could never check the "onboard" dreamcast board carefully), in this pic



You can see on the red box, that the metal plate is cut carefully, and behind it, there are 2 soldering points....

Now with this other pic, showing the oposite side of the gd-rom board



You can see closer the soldering points, altough there are no indications that this is a led or something of the sort...

Any ideas/suggestions?

If this is not for a led, for what else could this be?

Thanks you for your attention.

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2004, 01:08:16 PM »
Ummmm I can't see the pictures.

Feeling Scared? ^_~

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2004, 01:21:18 PM »
I guess foreign internet users have some trouble accessing my files. Do you know a good small and free server so I could host them?

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2004, 03:12:44 PM »
This Forum allows you to upload small images, try using the feature...  I can't accurately test it locally, so let me know if you have success,

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2004, 10:19:13 PM »
Yeah its been done. Riva16 @ The DCEmu Hardware Mods forum did it a while back.

But it wasn't a "real" acess LED, he connected an LED to the laser motor (the one that goes back and forward) so when it move in one direction it lit up. If you used a bi-colour LED when the motor reverses the polarity to make the laser go back the other way the LED will be a different colour!!!! :D  

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2004, 08:35:43 AM »
Picture 1

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2004, 08:37:23 AM »
Picture 2.

I hope it can help. Again, any tip/suggestion is welcome.

Thanks.

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2004, 12:10:14 AM »
even if you cant see the pic you can right click the little box saying its dead, click propertys copy + paste the link.. there, magically the pic exists, and if you click back itll be in the thread too!

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2004, 12:12:45 AM »
Did you even try that before telling us something so obvious?  It doesn't work, I get a 404 page when I try to open it in a new page.  It's either blocking some people or the file is missing.  Try to imagine we're not all idiots around here.

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2004, 12:40:03 AM »
actually yes i DID try and it DID work, ok? i wasnt assuming anyone was an idiot, i was just trying to help ok? didnt mean any offence, seriously.. do you treat all your members like theyre complete f***heads  whenever they try to help out? omg..  

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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2004, 01:06:31 AM »
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do you treat all your members like theyre complete f***heads whenever they try to help out?
Usually, yup.  

shadow the hedgehog

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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2004, 08:00:50 AM »
Okay okay...

Now then, any suggestion to me, now that the pics are available in one way or another???

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2004, 10:38:47 PM »
"TP" stands for "test point".  It's not an LED attachment site.