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Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by SaturnHST Wed May 17, 2017 10:22 pm

I just disassembled my DC console to put it in a 3rd party clear shell and this small, square rubber piece fell out. Does anyone know where it is supposed to go?

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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by noiseredux Wed May 17, 2017 10:23 pm

I would guess under a button like a chicklet keyboard has?
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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by SaturnHST Wed May 17, 2017 10:45 pm

Figured it out. Opened up another one and there were 2 of them sitting on the bottom shielding.
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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by CD AGES Thu May 18, 2017 5:00 am

I'd recommend you put that back.
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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by isiolia Thu May 18, 2017 8:12 am

That's a thermal pad, right?
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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by marurun Thu May 18, 2017 9:54 am

That kinda looks a little like a thermal pad, but it could just be an insulated spacer to prevent conductive parts touching.
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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by Ziggy587 Thu May 18, 2017 1:03 pm

Yeah, I don't know if it's a thermal pad or just for isolation, but I definitely recall these. I took apart a couple of Dreamcasts not too long ago and remember them sitting on top of ICs. Mine never unstuck though.
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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by Jagosaurus Thu May 18, 2017 11:10 pm

marurun wrote:That kinda looks a little like a thermal pad, but it could just be an insulated spacer to prevent conductive parts touching.


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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by Ziggy587 Thu May 18, 2017 11:12 pm

That's my favorite part of the movie. The scream when he turns into the skeleton, it gets me laughing every time.
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Re: Small square rubber piece from Dreamcast?

by Jagosaurus Fri May 19, 2017 9:02 am

Ziggy587 wrote:That's my favorite part of the movie. The scream when he turns into the skeleton, it gets me laughing every time.



Dude it gets me every time as well. I was in hospital room with my buddy, his wife was in labor, and we were glued to the TV waiting on that part :lol:

It's going to be my go to "shock GIF" for our repair & mod threads now :D
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