Restoring Extremely Yellowed Sega Dreamcast - Retro Console Restoration

  • Published: 01 December 2019
  • Sega Dreamcast restoration - In this video I will restore Dreamcast console launched by Sega in 1999. I bought this yellowed console and a game from Japan. This is a e version of the console, which can be seen from the red Dreamcast logo. Dreamcast has been one of the most requested consoles in the comments even though back in the day it was a flop.
    For the disassembly of the Sega Dreamcast I used a phillips tip for my screwdriver. For the firs 3 screws I needed a screwdriver that didn’t have changeable bit because the holes for the screws were so deep and narrow. This console has so many different screws that I used an ice cube tray to hold the screws separately. This also helps me to remember what came from where because I can just put everything back together in reversed chronological order.
    Once the top part is open you have to be careful to not turn the device upside down without holding the disk reader, because the top part of it is loose and if it falls it might rip out the cables on it or cause other damage in general the disk reader is a sensitive part so you want to be careful with it if you open it up like I did.
    Once everything was pulled apart, I looked for any corrosion and dirt on the boards. Mainly I had some slight corrosion on the power unit. I used pressurized air to blow off any loose dust etc. and then I used isopropyl alcohol to clean off the corrosion and dirt. In general, there was not much dust or damage, it could be that this console was not used much ever. It also didn’t have the usual signs of previously opened consoles. I also cleaned the disk readers lens and the connection ports with alcohol because because on the very first try (which I didn’t film) I had some connection issue with my av-cable.
    To get rid of the yellowing on the parts I put the parts in a bath with 12% hydrogen peroxide and left them in UV-light for around 2 days. Everything else was done much faster but the really yellowed parts of the body took ages to get done. After this I washed and dried the parts (this is very important). If moisture is left in the shell it will start corroding the parts again.
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Comments • 1 146

  • KillThad
    KillThad  51 minuto atrás

    Dreamcast: Flan Edition.

    • spacedevice47
      spacedevice47  2 horas atrás

      A bit too much commentary but other than that good job.

      • CostelliGraphics
        CostelliGraphics  5 horas atrás

        *THIS is just proving how we Fins are quiet people! He's not speaking at all. Finnish people in a nutshell!*

        • Shawn Allan Webb
          Shawn Allan Webb  13 horas atrás

          Can you do a PS2 Restoration Video?

          • Dietpotato 388
            Dietpotato 388  14 horas atrás

            Rare tails special edition

            • Chad deez
              Chad deez  16 horas atrás

              Oddly this was highly satisfying to watch.

              • Moonview90
                Moonview90  16 horas atrás

                My favorite console ever. The most innovative and entertaining to me. I still hope that they relaunch a new versión of this, with memory cards that work for play too. That was an awesome feature. I still remember how I played with my chaos from Sonic. :') Keep bringing Dreamcast to life and shine! :D

                • BattleBunnyKai
                  BattleBunnyKai  19 horas atrás

                  Was looking for insperation for my PCMod for this old ASUS chassis I got off someone. Think I just found it. Even has the crystal shape like the power button. It's a MiniATX too.

                  • Greg Taylor
                    Greg Taylor  20 horas atrás

                    What the fuck is up with the sound?

                    • Android Arkitecht
                      Android Arkitecht  21 hora atrás

                      Good Job! Gotta love the Dreamcast!

                      • Andres99907
                        Andres99907  Dia atrás

                        Yellowed Sega special edition Super-Hyper-Dooper-rare only one made

                        • wardrich
                          wardrich  Dia atrás

                          Isn't off-white like a creamy white colour? I'd say the DC was more light grey than anything

                          • Hatsune 101
                            Hatsune 101  Dia atrás

                            It's still looks great tho

                            • Gabe
                              Gabe  Dia atrás

                              I actually think that it looks pretty cool all yellowed

                              • Rylan Harshman
                                Rylan Harshman  Dia atrás

                                To me on the thumbnail, it looks less like a yellowed Dreamcaster and more like a golden limited edition Dreamcast. If that was available today and if the Dreamcast was still around, I’d get it.

                                • Creativeguy1 Martinez
                                  Creativeguy1 Martinez  Dia atrás

                                  I wish there was a Mini Dreamcast, just like the Mini NES and SNES

                                  • josh mendez
                                    josh mendez  Dia atrás

                                    Hubiera puesto the game "Sonic Adventure and Power Stone"

                                    • Alp
                                      Alp  Dia atrás

                                      That's a piece of art...

                                      • Andrew Pingwin
                                        Andrew Pingwin  Dia atrás

                                        you kept your dreamcast in horse piss for a year or what? come on.

                                        • hama L
                                          hama L  Dia atrás


                                          • Milad Mashayekhi
                                            Milad Mashayekhi  2 dias atrás

                                            i bought my dreamcast in 2019

                                            • Grimm Tales
                                              Grimm Tales  2 dias atrás

                                              Subcribed, Well done video Odd!

                                              • Dayle Grady
                                                Dayle Grady  2 dias atrás

                                                is the 12% hydrogen peroxide an off the shelf product or are you making it? Id rather use a fluid than painting a gel or paste on like I've seen you and other do previously. A bath is much more appealing.

                                                • ant
                                                  ant  2 dias atrás

                                                  Damn smokers

                                                  • Boxwith Straight Right
                                                    Boxwith Straight Right  2 dias atrás

                                                    I first thought it was a special gold addition one 🤣

                                                    • Molatino
                                                      Molatino  2 dias atrás

                                                      That looks like a legit color rather than a yellow our of dirt

                                                      • La caverne rétro-gaming de milhouse08

                                                        do you have a link for your UV led?

                                                        • Flame Warp
                                                          Flame Warp  2 dias atrás

                                                          You know when sometimes games will give people golden hats or whatever to people who have had the game since launch or something like that? I think that whoever used to own this dreamcast got the veterans skin.

                                                          • Coffeebeard
                                                            Coffeebeard  2 dias atrás

                                                            Y'all need to start buying curtains.

                                                            • Nicolas L
                                                              Nicolas L  2 dias atrás

                                                              Did you add some water or just hydrogen peroxide?

                                                              • Aᴍᴀʀᴛʜᴀʀ Dʀᴀᴋᴇsᴛᴏɴᴇ

                                                                How are you getting a PAL signal out of an NTSC console? I don't see any modchips on the board...

                                                                • ikeorch7
                                                                  ikeorch7  2 dias atrás

                                                                  How do you make sure not to ruin the stickers when you do this process?

                                                                  • jorge luis Ontiveros
                                                                    jorge luis Ontiveros  2 dias atrás

                                                                    Dude you ruined a rare golden edition console :v

                                                                    • Blackranger B
                                                                      Blackranger B  2 dias atrás

                                                                      First console to introduce 2k anything

                                                                      • MusicBro94
                                                                        MusicBro94  2 dias atrás

                                                                        Did they nut on it???

                                                                        • Jeff Strohman
                                                                          Jeff Strohman  2 dias atrás

                                                                          Darth Vader repairs your dreamcast.

                                                                          • Jeff Strohman
                                                                            Jeff Strohman  2 dias atrás

                                                                            Yeah but then you have to play dreamcast

                                                                            • Nicola D'Adda
                                                                              Nicola D'Adda  2 dias atrás

                                                                              Was so nice in yellow.

                                                                              • anonymously awesome
                                                                                anonymously awesome  2 dias atrás

                                                                                Yellow plastic is like generalised cancer you can slow it down and change it's color but it will stay meaning the plastic will be super brittle after and will probably re-yellow.... those activist old retro saving agency are just there to try to save the past but let it be move on :) bought a dc 9.9.99 it's 2020...... time to move on!

                                                                                • Mang0
                                                                                  Mang0  2 dias atrás

                                                                                  looks dope imo

                                                                                  • BhoyOhBhoy
                                                                                    BhoyOhBhoy  2 dias atrás

                                                                                    Wait I don’t understand, I thought UV light causes the yellowing. So exposed to UV will whiten?

                                                                                    • Anthony Brown
                                                                                      Anthony Brown  3 dias atrás

                                                                                      Memoriieeessssssss!!!!!!!!! 😖 I miss them days man.Thumbs up if u 90s kid feel me on this.👍👍

                                                                                      • o zzun
                                                                                        o zzun  3 dias atrás

                                                                                        why clean it? it was great as the golden dreamcast

                                                                                        • Porão Gamer
                                                                                          Porão Gamer  3 dias atrás

                                                                                          I thought that was the Super Dreamcast (for celebrate super sonic)

                                                                                          • donald reed
                                                                                            donald reed  3 dias atrás

                                                                                            Being an ex smoker I can tell you it became that way due to nicotine.

                                                                                            • Pacman Nath
                                                                                              Pacman Nath  3 dias atrás

                                                                                              That actually looks cool with those colours

                                                                                              • ember firehart
                                                                                                ember firehart  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                my inner James May approves of this

                                                                                                • К Ɱ Ԏ Ꮇ Ꮩ Ꭶ Ꭵ Ꮳ

                                                                                                  Imagine that kid to whom this console would have belonged, smoking 3 packs of marlboro a day

                                                                                                  • Charles
                                                                                                    Charles  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                    IT LOOKED BETTER GOLD!

                                                                                                    • Bound Boxing Blogs
                                                                                                      Bound Boxing Blogs  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                      plot twist that was a limited edition dreamcast lol

                                                                                                      • nitramsk8
                                                                                                        nitramsk8  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                        Looks like a special edition piss colored Dreamcast

                                                                                                        • Ian Drake
                                                                                                          Ian Drake  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                          I wonder why the Dreamcast has so many more screws than other consoles of the same period

                                                                                                          • Aversen Sous
                                                                                                            Aversen Sous  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                            I can smell the metal screws

                                                                                                            • As you Wish
                                                                                                              As you Wish  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                              Its weird to see someone restore it. Someone could have mine. Its works perfectly fine and its not yellowed. There can't be a shortage of these things is there?

                                                                                                              • Patrick Lloyd
                                                                                                                Patrick Lloyd  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                                Nowadays consoles are held together with so much superglue not even the OEM could work on it.

                                                                                                                • Ninji522
                                                                                                                  Ninji522  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                                  You sir are a video game angel. This was a badass system. It was just slightly ahead and slightly behind the times and i think thats unique if nothing else. I played the hell out of it regardless. Is this what you do for a living?

                                                                                                                  • Chilly64
                                                                                                                    Chilly64  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                                    Sega Creamcast..

                                                                                                                    • TuMalaCon100cia
                                                                                                                      TuMalaCon100cia  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                                      how many watts has the uv-lights? Thanks.

                                                                                                                      • Vojtěch Deschmann
                                                                                                                        Vojtěch Deschmann  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                                        Nice! Next video pls ps2👍

                                                                                                                        • Christopher Morin
                                                                                                                          Christopher Morin  3 dias atrás

                                                                                                                          Wow...I never thought I'd see a Dreamcast game so bad. I'd rather play Super Magnetic Neo than that lol.