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Why does my dreamcast freeze at settings screen

After the dreamcast logo the time and date settings come on but then it freezes.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Every 5-10 min my dreamcast freezes!

Check if there is something overheating (inside or on the adapter).
The 'almost' mint condition might have blown a fuse or capacitor or something minor.

If you are brave enough, disassemble the console and look for anything out of place.

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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SOURCE: Date screen

If you unplug you Dreamcast for extended periods of time the battery in your Dreamcast that saves that info will die (its suppose to last a month but over time they will wear out and not last at all). After 1 hour of gameplay (assuming the battery is still working, as Li's wear out) the battery will be fully charged and last a month.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

SOURCE: DC doesn't go past set date screen.

the battery can't be charged, it needs to be replaced every few years

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

SOURCE: dreamcast freezes.

take apart your dreamcast and look at the controller input circuit board, there should be a big resistor on near one of the boards corners, make a note of the coloured bands and buy a new resistor with the same pattern and replace the one already on the board with the new one.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7v8cEU1I50

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take apart your dreamcast and look at the controller input circuit board, there should be a big resistor on near one of the boards corners, make a note of the coloured bands and buy a new resistor with the same pattern and replace the one already on the board with the new one.

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Date screen


If you unplug you Dreamcast for extended periods of time the battery in your Dreamcast that saves that info will die (its suppose to last a month but over time they will wear out and not last at all). After 1 hour of gameplay (assuming the battery is still working, as Li's wear out) the battery will be fully charged and last a month.

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Every 5-10 min my dreamcast freezes!


Check if there is something overheating (inside or on the adapter).
The 'almost' mint condition might have blown a fuse or capacitor or something minor.

If you are brave enough, disassemble the console and look for anything out of place.

Good luck!

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