This repair kit includes the components you need to resurrect a Sega Dreamcast with dead controller ports or one where the CMOS battery no longer holds a charge and you're prompted to set the date and time each time the console powers on. This kit includes all the components you need to completely refresh your Sega Dreamcast's controller board and upgrade the CMOS battery.
The Dreamcast Controller Port Kit includes:
- 1x Resettable Fuse
- 1x Resistor
- 1x Capacitor
- 1x Battery Holder
- 1x Battery
Often the cause of dead Dreamcast ports is a blown fuse. The 72v 400mA fuse included in this kit is an upgrade from the original design as it is resettable, meaning, if the fuse blows again it will automatically reset after unplugging the dreamcast for a few seconds.
Capacitors keep a consistent and even flow of electricity to the controller board components. This kit includes a replacement 47uf 10v capacitor. Capacitors degrade over time so it's a good idea to replace it with a new one while you have the circuit board out. It's possible that a bad capacitor could trip a fuse too.
Included is a 13 Ohm 0.5 w resistor as an optional replacement part. Resistors typically have a long lifespan but could be replaced as preventive maintenance.
The Dreamcast requires a 3v rechargeable battery to store CMOS settings when the console is powered off. This replacement battery is a manufacturer recommend, 3v ML2032 rechargeable coin cell battery. Other kits we've seen include a CR2032 or LI2032 3.6v batteries - 3.6v is too high of voltage and can damage your Dreamcast! Watch out for them!
Replaceable Battery Holder
The OEM battery requires soldering to replace. The battery holder included in this kit will allow you to swap out a replacement battery without the need of desoldering and soldering if you ever have to replace it in the future.