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Sega dreamcast wont play games

I power it up put them in but it doesnt recognize them as being in there no matter what I do.

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  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    I was playing my Dreamcast one day when, suddenly, it just froze on me and would never recognize my disks again!!! The game was Test Drive 6, but that probobly doesn't matter...Also at some points it doesn't even turn on...

    All I wanna do is play Sonic Adventure...*sniff*...

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