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Dear AtariAge forum Recently I found out interesting 3DO stuff. - In some Japanese 3DO FZ-1 theres is a single SOP44 ROM chip which does contain BIOS and Kanji fonts on the same package. The second ROM slot on the board is left blank. - SOP44 3DO ROM chips can be read as if they were 29LV160 chips (eg. AM29LV160**, MBM29LV**, MX29LV160**, ES29LV160**, HY29LV160**, the asterices being any letter) - BIOSes can be written on to AM29LV160DB and AM29LV160BB. Probably on the rest of the afore mentioned chips too. - The RSA check can be removed from the BIOS by changing the two occurrences of 000313A0000111A0 into 000313A0000011A0. It is important to leave the 000213A0000111A0 as it is. - Without RSA check all arcade games and unlicensed games will run on home console 3DOs - M2 games did not run on such systems yet and probably won't Member Tajigamer was a invaluable help during these explorations! Keep on preserving stuff, kind community! Ben
Hi all! I just got an used Panasonic FZ-1 3DO with a very strange noise. Sounds like a grinding noise when it reads the disc (also when you open and close the tray). I uploaded a video to youtube: http://youtu.be/sXzGFytUitA You can hear the noise at: 0:02 0:07 0:13 0:27 0:35 0:38 0:45 0:49 From 0:53 to 0:58 Actually, it reads the disks and I can play the games, but the noise is very annoying and it could mean that something inside is broken. What do you guys think? Thanks!
Hello I recently saw the My Life in Gaming episode in which they mention that some Japanese FZ-1 have a A/B switch which toggles between 480i and 240p. Today I opened my FZ-1 to change its BIOS. At this opportunity I discovered that all other Japanese FZ-1 have the necessary elements for the 480i / 240p switch on PCB, yet non-populated. Could somebody with a Japanese FZ-1 and switch make a photo of the PCB part on the back of the console, which makes up the switch? thanks =) With kind regards Ben EDIT: I have a somewhat strange PCB though: It's Japanese but lacks IC340 (where people belief the Kanji are saved; I guess mine has them at a different place)