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I need a link to Fuses

Discussion in 'General Tech Help & CD Burning Help' started by Cynnamin, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. Cynnamin

    Cynnamin New Member

    I need a link to a place that either

    A: sells the fuse I can use to replace the broken one in my Sega CD


    B: a picture of what one looks like so I can go buy one some where

    Thx :)
  2. Curtis

    Curtis Member

    You don't need to replace the fuse with an exact copy -any fuse with the same specs will do. Every electronics shop should have surface mount 3AG fuse holders that take the easy-to-find common glass fuses. It's really simple to run a couple of wires from the mainboard to the holder which can be stuck practically anywhere. You need a fuse rated at approx. 2.5 amps (voltage is unimportant so long is it is higher than 125V)

    However if you want to get the real thing, then goto either:

    www.rscomponents.com or


    Both companies offer an international mail order service and stock the correct component (called a picoFuse, I think).
  3. Cynnamin

    Cynnamin New Member

    HmM... I was told 1 amp. *sigh*
  4. Curtis

    Curtis Member

    I would think that a 1 amp fuse would pop as soon as you turned the CD on (the supply is rated at 1.2 amps...)

    (Edited by Curtis at 7:02 pm on Dec. 10, 2001)
  5. Cynnamin

    Cynnamin New Member

    HMm.. I better check with the person who told me that, then!
  6. megametalgreymon

    megametalgreymon New Member

    look on the fuse itself, there should be a rating on it

    something like 2 1/2 A (which is what mine said) = 2.5Amp
  7. Cynnamin

    Cynnamin New Member

    Thx :) Will do and let everyone know... NOT THAT YOU CARE BUT IM GOING TO ANYWAYS :p

  8. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member


    Check out this link, this guy has pictures and all.


    Click on the "Fixing / Diagnosing Problems with your Sega System"

    Then click "Fixing the internal fuse of a SMS 2, MD 2, Mega CD and others"

    Has the fuse ratings and everything.
  9. Cynnamin

    Cynnamin New Member


    I think I'm in love with Area 51 now.

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