Ok I happen to have an extra dreamcast and a cassette tape holder below the cd player in my car, so I figure hell put the dc in the car. Problem here is that I can fit the mobo, power supply, and contoller ports along with the lcd below the cd player but not the gd rom assembly. Solution put a standard portable (gutted) cd player on the side of the center console and put the gd rom assembly in that. Now I notice that there are a total of 24 wire\laser ribbon contact points on the mobo (model year 2000) that i need to connect so i figure I will use a standard parallel cable for easy connect\disconnect. So what is the easiest way to solder the laser ribbon contact points to a parellel cable port? And will the voltage be way off due to the change from the laser ribbon traces to the 18 gauge wire? Any further tips and comments are welcome.