Noisy Dreamcast - sick of it

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Noisy Dreamcast - sick of it

Post by Magicbean » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:53 pm

I'm not sure about this, but do all Dreamcasts make the loud buzzing noise? I'm almost sertain that the noise comes from the lazer repositioning itself while it scans for data. And I don't care if this is normal, it's the loudest game system I own, and I would like to quiet it down if there is a fix.
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Post by Thomas » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:27 pm

If it is normal, how could there be a fix? You could put a thin layer of cork, and line the whole system inside, which would quiet it down a bit. Otherwise, there would be no fix for it I can think of, and have not seen one.
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Post by Juan » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:48 pm

I have a fix: go play some Xbox 360. Then come back to your DC. It won't seem so noisy anymore.
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Post by Matt » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:47 am

Grease up the gears on the GD unit if it's coming from it, that's usually the main cause of noise other than the fan
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Post by Magicbean » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:38 pm

Maybe it's the motor that causes the laser to move. In that case, there could be a way to replace it with a quieter motor. Or like thomas said, line the inside with something.
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Post by gRiMgRaVy014 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:27 pm

mattthemodder wrote:Grease up the gears on the GD unit if it's coming from it, that's usually the main cause of noise other than the fan
Thats what I did, worked like a charm :)
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Post by Smiley » Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:37 pm

Louder than normal? cause they are both noisy and problematic as it is. omfg pwn.

the only time my dc made a louder than normal noise was when the gd drive needed service; either replacement; tweaking. etc. Glad you figured out the problem....
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Post by Nico0020 » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:50 am

ive always wanted to do this. what did u use to grease the gears?
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Post by hayabusa_fmw » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:00 pm

I like the noise it makes:P

It makes me remember the first day i got it (the release date in canada)

I was freaking out is it broken or normal???:P

Ahhh nostalgic :) & it still works
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Post by segajoel » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:00 pm

Nico0020 wrote:ive always wanted to do this. what did u use to grease the gears?
anyone can tell me what product you recommend to oiling?
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Post by semicolo » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:13 pm

probably silicone grease, that's what's used on gears.
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Post by neoknux_009 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:16 am

while at the topic, i know the gears are inside the gd rom reader and all but what exactly do i need to grease up? i could probably guess but i might as well ask..any precautions i should know about?
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