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When i am in the middle of playing a game on my Sega Dreamcast it will cut out on me sometimes and go to the Dreamcast menu,with the controller and music stuff in background and then it tries to reload the game then works? its more annoying than anything especially in the middle of a game! I'm just wondering what to do to fix this,any pointers?

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Your Dreamcast sounds like it's overheating.

I had the same thing, and the cooling fan was worn out and needed to be replaced. I did this, and now it works like a charm.

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