Remove 12v Resistor From Power Supply

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wolfpacleader1986
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Remove 12v Resistor From Power Supply

Post#1 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:41 am

I just got my USB GDROM in and I heard it runs cooler and less hot if the 12V resistor is removed. I’m new to the whole soldering thing so I need some clear instructions on how to do this and what to remove. I just bought a soldering iron, a solder sucker, some desoldering braid, and some solder wire as it came in two separate kits for under $20.

So, in easy to understand terms and preferably with pictures, what am I removing and how would I do it?

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Kurasiu
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Re: Remove 12v Resistor From Power Supply

Post#2 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:37 pm

Somebody posted it on reddit a while ago. Generally you need to unscrew the resistor and desoldier it. The guide comes with pictures, so you shouldn't have too much of a problem doing it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/dreamcast/comm ... gdemu_and/

wolfpacleader1986
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Re: Remove 12v Resistor From Power Supply

Post#3 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:52 pm

He only shows pics of the PAL board. I have a US board and all he shows is underneath for that

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Re: Remove 12v Resistor From Power Supply

Post#4 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:56 pm

wolfpacleader1986 wrote:He only shows pics of the PAL board. I have a US board and all he shows is underneath for that


All you need is a 300 ohm resistor. No need to remove any pins.

Check this guide out

http://dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewtop ... 42&t=10392

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