I'm wondering what the common things are that break on a PC-fx - I know duos all need recaps, does the PC-fx generally? Do the lasers go bad?
what's happening is my PC-fx has been freezing up and staying stuck on one image - I FEEL like it happens often on video, but that could just be because the PC-fx is so often doing video! Anyway - I've got a repair guy nearby, but knowledge on PC-fx is generally weak everywhere, so I was hoping for some info about common fixes, like is there a recap kit out there? If the laser needs replacing, is that purchaseable, or do I have to harvest from somewhere, like how there are certain walkmen you can harvest for a Sega CD laser?
We run a FX at MAGFest and last year it kept freezing when we ran burns, so I just assumed it was poor CD-R's since it would run the one original disc we had fine. This year, I re-burned the shooter and it seemed to run all weekend, so could have been a better blank media.
I'm not an expert, but I think the laser just gets outta spec over time...but I read that taking the PC-FX apart is not as easy as other consoles. We wish you good luck on the fix! (or should I say PC-FiX )
After I turned the trimpot the smallest amount that I possibly could (probably about 20 degrees), the issues were gone. I may need to revisit the tuning at some point (I didn't test with burned discs at all), but this seems fine for now.
_jash: SLG= Silly Lunatic Games/
Feb 2, 2023 19:04:13 GMT
tron: I hate strictlylimitedgames jash even more so when they get the rights for physical release of anything by taito.
Feb 5, 2023 11:22:34 GMT
spenoza: It occurs to me that this same limited physical release approach has hit other hobbies as well, like tabletop role playing games. Companies in that space that aren't Hasbro are all small and so they tend to do limited prints of books and then lean on pdfs.
Mar 8, 2023 20:23:43 GMT