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My sega dreamcast freezes after the sega screen

My sega dreamcast starts up just fine, but after the sega screen, the screen goes white like it's about to keep going, but then it starts making loud sounds, like as if its trying really hard to read the disk, then the screen turns black and it keeps on making the sound over and over. I just got it 2 days ago, used, and it worked just fine before. Please help!

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Try starting the console with the disk tray open, and then closing the tray and letting it read the disk.

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Get a new console

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Don't play video games its bad for you.

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