First of all, I've been a visitor to this community every since I've purchased my PCE Duo RX circa 2020 and I've already learned a lot from this fantastic system while browsing some threads here.
Thanks for the knowledge!
But now I'm in need of some help. Today after testing some games I realized my console won't read CD games anymore.
At the boot screen I keep getting a "Please Close Cover" message although the CD lid is firmly shut.
I've been googling for this issue without much help. I found a couple of stores selling "CD Lid Sensor Switches" replacement parts, but I've also found this post by a Japanese fellow that had the same issue:
However on that case the user was able to fix it without replacing the part: "the cause was only that the switch for opening and closing the CD cover was loose, so I fixed the bending of the spring a little and completed it".
Are there any other suggestions of a possible fix or should I start thinking ordering the replacement part?
I'm not comfortable to fix this myself, but I can ask a friend who's very experienced in repairing retro stuff to replace this. However since the PCE scene is very, very niche in my country, I'm pretty sure he never touched a PCE system before.
Any chance of providing some photos and/or step-by-step procedure to replace or fix this part?
Additionally, what would be your recommended stores to purchase this part? If possible within European Union all the better to avoid extra customs fees.
I'm not sure if it's the same switch on the DUO-R/RX you might want to open it up and verify that before you order it, but it was exactly what I needed and not very expensive.
I don't recommend it but you can also just remove the switch and solder the switch leads permanently together. That will trick the unit into always thinking the lid is closed, which is fine as long as you don't open it with the power on. (power off for disc changes)
_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