This guide will help you install the Dreamcast controller board and clock battery repair kit. This will fix dead controller board and a dead Dreamcast clock battery. The kit has everything you need for this guide except the tools. The most common problems are a dead clock battery, which causes you to reset the clock when you boot the console, and a blown fuse, which kills all the controller ports. The other parts in the kit should fix the controller board if your dead port is caused by some other problem.
Be careful in this process not to damage your board. There are 2 main kinds of V1 or V2 controller port boards. There is a green style board (which is depicted in this guide) and a yellowish style board. Both boards are exactly the same but the manufacturing is different. The green board much more difficult to work with, since the parts don’t come out as easily, but it is much harder to damage. If you have a yellow board, the parts tend to easily fall out when you heat them but the board is easier to damage, be extra careful and don’t apply any more force than necessary getting these parts off. That being said it is still a very safe procedure if you are careful so don’t let this scare you away from doing it.
Tools Required For the mod
New Controller Board Parts (battery post, fuse, resistor, capacitor, battery)
Copper Braid (optional)
Now lets Get To It
Pro Tip: An easy way to follow this guide is just to click the first image and use the arrows to go through each step.
This may be easier if you use a helping hand or vice grip or something to hold the board but this guide is meant to explain how to easily do it with as few tools as possible.
1. The Battery Replacement
2. Replacing the Resistor
3. Replacing The Capacitor
4. The Fuse
Congrats your controller ports should be good to go and be sure to set the clock. One last note the battery may need some charging so the system will need to be on for that. Maybe it is time to spend an hour or so playing one of your favorite games.
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