View Full Version : Dreamcast Laser Lens (R-48) Replacement, info needed on compatibility with Dreamcasts

December 15th, 2007, 09:38
hi scene , i stumbled on this looking for something else.......it may help some people out there.

its a Dreamcast Laser Lens (R-48) Replacement

http://cgi.ebay.com/LASER-R48-NEW-LENS-lente-magnifier-Dreamcast-NEW_W0QQitemZ360005985569QQihZ023QQcategoryZ4303QQ cmdZViewItem

does anyone have any info on these ?........apparently it not a one for all Lens , it suits only some types of Dreamcasts............ how do we detect what we currently have in our DC's to check if its compatible with the (R-48) Lens Replacement ?

any info is sweet


December 15th, 2007, 14:55
The Dreamcast that have their mainboard merged with the GDROM probably aren't R-48. There should be a obvious ribbon going from the front of GDROM drive to the Dreamcast's mainboard. There's a picture of what those drives look like somewhere around here...

December 22nd, 2007, 12:19
hi fackue im pretty sure you need your previous GDrom Controller Board still working with its Ribbon Cable still attached then connect the new Laser Lens Replacement.

i found some info here at DCforums indicating the R-48 is a SAMSUNG lens.


April 12th, 2009, 17:31
DC R48 laser is also available at www.adictron.com for a very low price