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Dreamcast just resets

When I play my dreamcast, it sometimes just resets in the middle of playing. I can play for a few minutes or about an hour or so and it would just reset to the Dreamcast screen you get when you first power on the system, I tried different power cords and different connector cables.

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Runken is right about it being the power supply board, but don't go slapping it about like in the video as there is an easy and permanent fix. The power supply pins need to be cleaned and pushed slightly so they lean on the contacts in the plastic connector they slide into. The link below will help but it only shows a PAL/European DC and does not demonstrate the slight pin adjustment required, when you look at the pins and the connector it slides into, it will be come obvious which way you need to push them and how little you need to push them, don't go mad and snap them or bend them really far!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1VVGoha9BhY

Good luck and enjoy some DC gaming.

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Hey man this is the best soloution

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    that is the dreamcast power supply board are dirt so you can repair it with some tapping in the back on dreamcast for clean and joining the power supply cable that is easy also you can open up and clean the power supply board that are in the left side

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