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Audio but no picture

I have a dreamcast works fine with rf cable but problem with av lead i have audio but no picture on two dif tv's but my bedroom tv it works fine on with the av lead all the tv's ive tried it on are fairly modern 28inch wide screens, can anybody help with this plze ?

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Try using another RF cable. If that doesn't work then open up the system, and clean it out. Make sure there's no dust or anything that shouldn't be in there.

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