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Games won't play

Whenever i turn on my DC and put in a game it says'Please insert game disc'.I noticed that if I have the disc cover almost but not quite closed it says the disc is being read.I can't play any games because of this.It's very annoying.Can any one tell me what is wrong and how to fix it?

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    This used to happen only with certain games for me, but now I can't play anything...

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    that happened to me too! Just how do I fix the loose lid switch anyway?



    I also got another dreamcast but the working controllers won't work when plugged in it.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    if i open up the dreamcast lid and look in, there is a little black thing that is loose and won't pop into place. i wonder if that is what is causing it to malfunction. I tried to hold it in place with tape, but it didnt work >.<

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The lid switch is loose or the support holding it has broken off, try looking at the lid switch inside your dreamcast, and for guest: you might want to do the same thing

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