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    hi!

    i have this weird problem with my sega cd. it's a cd model 2 on a genny model 1.

    sometimes the cd reads everything perfectly (cd's, cd-r's), sometimes it doesn't read cd-r's and sometimes it just stops reading even original cd's. then after about a week or so, it starts reading them again, but can also wreck again.

    is there a way to get around it?

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    You could try and tweak the laser pot. It's best to do it with a meter, to minimize the risk of making it totally broken, as opposed to partially broken.
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    i've been meaning to do that, but i'm kinda afraid.

    mainly 2 reasons:
    1. i don't see too many scd's round here.
    2. they are very high priced or given away as thrash (2$)

    so uhm, that about it. i may try it though, i have nothing to loose. it stopped reading again today, so i might just do it.

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    Decrease the resistance, in small small SMALL increments, and test each time, with originals and backups. test with cutscenes. Take your time. It will likely work.
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    ok, you just gave me the guts to go and do it.

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    sorry for the double post:

    i opened me sega cd, so that i could move the pots. so i then just put the dracula cd (original) and it read it no problems.

    then i tried with a cd'r, one containing sonic cd, wich almost never works, also did.

    then i tried with a badly damaged sewer shark, original, and it worked.
    then with shining force cd (cd-r, badly taken care of) and it also worked.

    i'm gonna wait for it to start acting up again so i can then move the pot.

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    If you have a meter, measure it's current setting, and write it down.
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