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Sega Cd Question

Discussion in 'Genesis/Mega Drive' started by Captian Crazy, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

    Im thinking of getting one soon, and I have a Question

    1. How long does the Laser of the CD Drive last ?
  2. herrgafgarion

    herrgafgarion New Member

    i have a sega cd i bought from my friend who treats all his stuff like shit

    and it works great...so dont worry about it
  3. Fabrizo

    Fabrizo New Member

    Yea, I have never heard of a SCD unit going bad, they are nearly indestructable, sort of like the saturns. I got the one I use now from an out door flee market in florida, so it sat in 100 degree, 100% humidity conditions until I bought it and it works fine.


    I forgot to mention, if you plan on buying it with a genesis, you will probly want to test it before you buy, because used genni's tend to have messed up power sockets, and/or screwed up av outputs.

    (Edited by Fabrizo at 12:04 am on Nov. 5, 2001)
  4. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    actually, depends.. I got a dead scd 2 here in which the laser unit went bad. generally the model 2 segacd is much cheaper and less sturdy built than the model 1. on either system, if you treat it well, it will last a long time.
  5. Fabrizo

    Fabrizo New Member

    Model 1 and 2 are both good, I prefer model 2 myself, but to each his own, as I have learned from others talking about their faves here on the board.
  6. Mo Threat

    Mo Threat New Member

    I've got one of each. I prefer my model2, but that's mainly because my model1 frequently has issues with freezing during certain games and not loading with others the first time up. If both worked perfectly, I'd probably choose the model1 because it takes up less shelf space. Right now I only have my model1 set up to play, but that may change if/when I get one of Arakon's multiBIOS thingies.

    Just check your potential purchase out carefully, and you should be fine no matter which you choose.
  7. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

    Thanks, If it died, and I sent it to Sega Parts, what would be repaired actually ? Thanks again !
  8. Mo Threat

    Mo Threat New Member

    You could probably get it fixed through Sega Parts, but I'd bet it would be lots cheaper to get another one used.

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