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My dreamcast power wont come on

I press the power button on the console and the power on light flashes instead of staying on.the disc is also not rotating

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Take it apart and push button down inside machine if it works your button is messed up. just happened to me on one i picked up if thats not the problem i dont i know but at least wanted to tell you what happined with mine

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Be sure to check that your power outlet is supplying enough power by plugging in another game console or even something like a DVD player into the same outlet.

Also try finding another power cable and try that.
Cables can be worn out through time and cable failure can be common.
Dreamcast power cables are a standard type and can be found on other machines like boom boxs, DVD players or simply sold as generic replcament power cables.

If your outlet works fine for other machines and the Dreamcast continues this problem with other power cables then it is safe to assume that the power unit in the dreamcast is damaged somehow.

In most cases this would warrent a replacment.
Used Dreamcasts are cheap and not hard to find.

I do not suggest salvaging another power unit from another machine as this can be harder than its worth overall.

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