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Dreamcast wont read games more detailed problem

Well the last time it worked i was playing Sonic Adventure 2 and then it froze right before i ended the stage so ever since then my Dreamcast wont spin the disk it will spin obviously slowly and go to the starting logo and then go to the Dreamcast main menu it is 8 years old and never dropped or damaged at all the inside is clean and un tampered with no dust on the fan and never over heated but now it will not work

1. Turns on and does the Dreamcast intro

2. Stays there for a minute or two then the disk stops

3. It goes to the main menu and will say insert disk if you select play

4. If you open the disk trey and close it it'll read and ractically repeat step 2

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!

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My Dreamcast has been doing the same thing for the last few years. I think it has something to do with the hard drive. My suggestion, is turning the dreamcast on and off over and over again until the game loads. I play a game Grandia II which does the same thing. It depends, but sometimes it takes me 20-30 tries, other times, I've done it in just 1 or 2. I have a feeling it has something to do with how the cd is precisely in the correct position, but I'm not sure. Let me know if this works.

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Problems with Sonic Adventure 2 for Dreamcast, please Help!


Usually when a Dreamcast game freezes, it's because the system is having trouble reading the disc. Make sure there are no smudges or scratches on the disc. If the disc is scratched and you decide to get it resurfaced (many secondhand video game stores and movie rental places will offer this service at a very low cost) make sure you ask them to use the lightest setting possible--I've heard that resurfacing a Dreamcast disc too aggressively can make it completely unreadable.

If it's not the disc, it could be a problem with your console, but that sounds unlikely since it does it at the same part of the game every time.

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Check the disc for scratchs and smudges.
Give it a good cleaning and try again.

Some game shops offer disc rebuffering and I'd suggest giving that a try if all else fails.

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Give the game a good cleaning, sometimes simply water and a soft computer screen cloth can be used to clean these discs enough.

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Modification 101:

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

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www.dc-scene.net

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Its the third party card. they are so ****.
it happened to me.
you wont get the data back. you will have to reset the card.
just get a sega card and itll be fine.
dont worry, sonic adventure 2 is so addictive youll get to the level you were at in no time.

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