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Just bought a CDi - Joystick Problems
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:47 pm
Two of them actually.
One of them the tray does not open. The other simply display "Error".
I think I may have more luck with the one displaying "error", which is the CDI220.
Where should I start?
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:40 pm
Alright, some progress.
I got the tray to open on one of the units.
Now that I have the cover off both, it seems the issue is that the drives simply are not spinning the CD's up.
Also, from re-reading the auction page I bought them off of, it seems these were put into storage for a few years (8 or 9), then he decided to sell them.
So am I looking at some belt replacements or what?
Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:30 pm
Got the motor fixed and the CD-i is functional, now I cannot get the joysticks to work. I plugged one in the back, another in the front, I cannot get either to respond. Any hints?
Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:41 am
Ok, I got both units playing CD's (by switching out the Laser/Motor portion of the unit), and either I have two CD-i's, with a combination of 4 non-functional ports, or I have 3 bad gamepads.
The gamepads I have are the ones with 4 buttons and a d-pad with an optional stick to go in the center.
Which is more likely bad?
Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:14 pm
Not that I have any clue, but what is the other CD-i type of player? Have you switched parts of both players? It sounds unlikely that 3 gamepads are broken, and they should work on all types of players, afaik!
Apparently none of us have any idea
Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:26 pm
The other CDi is a CDI910.
The only part switched between the two is the part that spins and reads the CD. It's only functional one between the two and seem to be interchangeable between them.