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Dreamcast Randomly Resetting

Hello, I have owned my DC for about 6 years. Recently, the system will restart during gameplay. Generally, the system will boot the game, allow you to begin playing, then reset to the "Dreamcast" logo and re-boot the game after about 3-5 minutes. The machine is kinda old, so I have considered a new power supply. If anyone has seen this kind of problem, plz lmk. Thank you Eric Shouse

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This the best solution it work for me

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Re: Dreamcast Randomly Resetting

This also happened to me.
i did what 'dreamcast' has mentioned but it didnt work
i got a new power lead and its now fine.

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Its the switch that tells it the lids closed tape small blocks of paper to the striker for the switch it should fix your problem

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