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User Info: FFTHEWINNER

FFTHEWINNER
4 years ago#1
The last quarter year was pretty dire in terms of finding great deals. other than 1 day where i found a dreamcast(body only)and a CIB xbox driving controller,and a couple of carts from time to time,i literally havent found anything in the last 3 months despite diligent search. thankfully,that all changed with this discovery :D

i had just finished my final exam in the finals(which i did pretty well at,40.8/50 ;) and went to check the market. it rained a little that day,so most of the sellers that didnt have a store had left. i kept walking towards the store section while looking at the few guys left. one of them,on the other side of the road,had some random stuff and a bunch of useless cd/vhs players stacked on top of each other. pretty normal stuff.so i was walking and looking from the side of my eye like
"hmm
hmmm
hmmm"
when i suddenly turned into "WTFOGYFFU!!!!"mode!!!

the lowest system,under all of them,was a 3DO 0_0 0_0 0_0

a panasonic FZ1 3do to be exact. i went there and inspected it and it looked perfect. it was console only however,with no connections.

the seller requested the equivalent of 4 Dollars. i got it for 2 Dollars :D :D. i suspect the seller thought it a cd player,considering its placement lol XD . i was so ecstatic i was shivering from happiness lol. this has been my 2nd most wanted system for ages(after the Jaguar). i never thought i'd find it here :D

i then found an n64(broken from the side though)with 4 games(2 very oxidized i didnt even dare test them,other 2 are beetle racing and madden 99)and its charger(which had a receipt for 65$ from 12/5/2000 lol ),which i bought for a Dollar and a quarter :D. despite the break,it worked perfectly ;)

now it was time to test the 3do. upon inspection i noticed that,while the system was American,its voltage mark was intentionally scrapped. i found that weird. upon testing using a 110 trans,it gave very weak light and didnt work. i concluded that the voltage mark was scrapped becausee the system has been changed from 110v to 220v. upon testing it in 220v,it worked :D but the disc tray only exited half an inch and didnt read the cd or the game :( .

we sent it to my dad's friend,who has a store specialized in fixing consoles. meanwhile,i did some research and was horrified to find that not only were cd tray problems common,not a single one of the topics i read found anyway to fix it 0_0

my dad's friend(who btw mentioned that he"hasn't seen one of these in 20 years";) said it just needed some cleaning,which he did, and sent it back,only for it to not open at all >_>. thankfully,a small knock on it allowed it to open,and it read everything perfectly from that moment!!!. i smile whenever i look at it lol. now i just need a controller or two and i am set :P

tldr:great find that i am so happy with and wanted to share with you guys :D

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aerosmith5
4 years ago#2
Nice!
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FFTHEWINNER
4 years ago#3
thanks man! loving it already!downloaded over 30 games for it so far even though i cant play them yet due to lack of controller lol.
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FFTHEWINNER
4 years ago#4
make that over 50games now lol.
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User Info: serge59

serge59
4 years ago#5
nice!
"Too many games, so little time."
IGN: Laz Ruin
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