Posted on February 1, 2021
This guide will walk you through installing our Panasonic 3DO FZ-1 Door Brackets for people with Mnemo’s 3DO ODE installed. As you may or may not know, when you install Mnemo’s 3DO ODE you end up removing the CD-ROM drive which holds the drive door in place. These brackets add support for the door so it doesn’t fall off your 3DO FZ-1. This guide assumes you’ve already disassembled and removed the door from your 3DO’s CD-ROM.
Disclaimer: This post was written for informational purposes only. I assume no liability or responsibility for damaged equipment or for any injury you may incur attempting to replicate this guide.
These simple brackets hold your FZ1 3DO’s CD-ROM drive door to the top shell.
There are two openings on the door brackets. Each opening is meant to slide over the 3DO’s top shell and CD-Rom door. The easiest way to tell which is which is to look straight down on the bracket. The larger opening is meant for the 3DO’s top shel and the small opening is meant for the CD-ROM door.
The 3DO FZ-1 top shell door opening is curved upwards at a slight angle. This means there’s a bracket meant for the left side and a bracket meant for the right side. This can be hard to tell since these brackets are so small but I ship all my brackets with markings letting people know which is which. If that fails and you accidentally mix them up, that’s ok. The picture shows an angled wall highlighted in red. The Top Shell start at the base narrower and then becomes wider. The correct bracket will be the opposite at its base.
Brackets should be labeled “L” for the left side bracket and “R” for the right side bracket. Obviously, this is reversed when installing them since you’re most likely look at the top of the 3DO shell upside down. Use the picture as a reference.
Your 3DO FZ-1’s CD-Rom door is now held into place without the CD-Rom drive or glue. Reassemble your 3DO and enjoy!