Laser transplant

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Protofall
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Laser transplant

Post#1 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:32 am

I recently got a GDEMU. I own 3 Dreamcasts: a single Model 1 and two Model 0's. I've read that a GDEMU will only work safely in a Model 1 due to voltage differences, so I'll install it in that one.

However the laser in my Model 1 isn't completely dead yet whereas the laser in one of my Model 0's is totally dead. I know I can't transplant the entire Disk Drive because of the voltage difference issue, but I've know the laser head can be separated from the rest of the drive. Can I transplant just the laser head from my Model 1 into my Model 0 and have it work safely?

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megavolt85
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Re: Laser transplant

Post#2 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 am

ATA device compatibility with 3.3 and 5V logic level
GD-ROM is standart ATA device ;)

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Re: Laser transplant

Post#3 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:59 am

megavolt85 wrote:ATA device compatibility with 3.3 and 5V logic level
GD-ROM is standart ATA device ;)


So you're saying I can just swap the entire drive no problem and by that logic that means the GDEMU isn't a standard ATA device?

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Re: Laser transplant

Post#4 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:14 am

Protofall wrote:
megavolt85 wrote:GDEMU isn't a standard ATA device?


GDEMU does not meet ATA specification on many points

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Re: Laser transplant

Post#5 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:16 am

megavolt85 wrote:
Protofall wrote:
megavolt85 wrote:GDEMU isn't a standard ATA device?


GDEMU does not meet ATA specification on many points


Terraonion MODE have level translators, and can be used on va0 and va1 without issue. At now i think is the only ode for va0. But cost around 200€...

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