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Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby portnoi88 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:34 pm

Hello,
I've bought a Sega CDX on Ebay. The customs opened the package and made real damage. They broke 2 sega-cd boxes and they might have caused damage on the CDX.

I've tested the CDX today. It plays Genesis games no problem. But it won't play CDs. I get power, the CD will start to spin briefly, the game kinda starts i think but then the lens starts struggling and then stop.
I don't have the official power supply so I used the Genesis one.
I don't think that is the problem because i tried an audio CD with batteries, it will spin a bit and show the "01" on the display, plays very good but after 30 seconds it just stops.

I've made this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGVcrd37zpw

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby fille1976 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:11 pm

https://retrogamesupply.com/
could be caps maybe,cold solder joints,you have to open it at take high res pictures to see what could maybe the problem.
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby Gamerone » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:36 pm

Sounds like a laser issue.
Here's a link that could help you out.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en-US& ... em8L8LyOGA
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby eugenerobinhood1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:00 pm

This may help,
Sega CDX Capacitor Replacement, CD Pot Adjustments, Trouble Shooting, Problems.
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby portnoi88 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:05 pm

I don't have any soldering experience or the equipment to disolder the copper shielding.
Is there other way to take it off? Is it ok if if broke it?
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby eugenerobinhood1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:17 pm

I sent you a PM. ;)
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby oldxbox75 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:41 am

Could be the Laser needs calibrating.
A PSX I Had did this !
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby UnholyArceus » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:03 am

i calibrated a dreamcast once and i said to my self i'm never going open a system again due to me having hands that shake alot.
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby portnoi88 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:30 pm

I've tried again with Sonic CD.
It takes some time to start the game, the lens starts struggling and after 30 seconds the CD stops, but the game keeps playing with sound effects but no music until the end of the level. Then all i get is a black screen.

And cannot play backups.
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby ficeto001 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:51 pm

Those systems are notorious for needing maintenance. You should send it out for repair.
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby UnholyArceus » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:54 pm

ficeto001 wrote:Those systems are notorious for needing maintenance. You should send it out for repair.


i 2nd this has well.
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby Cyclone905 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:44 pm

Even AVGN said it's a piece of shit
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby shubiduba » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:26 am

The cdx really needs its original Power supply - or one with the right amperage.

It might work fine with audio cds, but the games will demand more power from it.

The genesis 2 power supply will fit the hole, but It is weaker than necessary!
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Re: Sega CDX stop spinning after 30 seconds

Postby portnoi88 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:32 pm

shubiduba wrote:The cdx really needs its original Power supply - or one with the right amperage.

It might work fine with audio cds, but the games will demand more power from it.

The genesis 2 power supply will fit the hole, but It is weaker than necessary!



Yeah, but the same happens when i play audio CDs with batteries.
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