Posted Tue Sep 7, 2010 10:06 AM
NOTE: The TurboGrafx CD will eventually just stop working, and all TurboGrafx CDs out there will suffer the same fate. One of the gears in there does just like a Super NES: it discolors, becomes fragile and breaks. If that gear breaks, your TurboGrafx CD becomes a doorstop. Also, be advised that the gears in TurboGrafx CDs, well, mine at least, have a tendency to get stuck again after just a few minutes of inactivity. If I want to use my TurboGrafx CD, I have to fight with the damn thing for 15 minutes before the gears start moving again. And the gear in question that causes all these problems is the gear that disintegrates, the one you would typically see that's discolored. The worst part is that there exists no replacement for said gear, so if your TurboGrafx CD's gear breaks, you can't fix it. You COULD fix it if you replace the entire CD-ROM mechanism, but in order to get it to fit, you need to cut a lot of plastic from the case, remove some plugs and relocate about 5 capacitors. I don't know the exact details, but it's a rather tedious process. And that's why I got myself a PC Engine Duo-R. After I got that, I now use it to play any PC Engine CD-ROM and TurboGrafx CD game and I will never go back to the TurboGrafx CD ever again.