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Dreamcast shows logo then goes blank

I want to play a game on my dreamcast, but whenever i turn it on, the dreamcast logo + animation shows up and the screen goes blank.???? why does the screen go blank? Is there something wrong with the dreamcast? or is it the tv?

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Definately the DC. Try ensuring that the connections are properly made first, and if that fails, try wiping the laser lens (very carefully) and the disc with a smooth cloth.

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