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DC doesn't go past set date screen.

I just bought a used dreamcast, and whenever I turn it on, it goes to the screen where you have to set the date. It won't let me click anything. I've tried with 2 different controllers in all 4 ports...

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  • waterfallguy Mar 21, 2008

    exact same problem as above

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    same thing with us....somebody please help!

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    same exact problem, tried with 4 controllers

  • CAMARODREAMZ May 07, 2008

    ahhh its irritating, if anyone finds a solution, please let me know

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    Could the problem be with the controller port? I have 2 dreamcasts with the same problem.

  • oxygenzero May 16, 2008

    I've seen this on multiple sites seems to be a common problem I unfortunatly am also stuck here. I've tried all the above listed steps and got the same result I'd also like to note that my screen isn't frozen the background continues to move. Unsure what to do, thanks

  • junior662 Jul 06, 2008

    stuck on date screen and controlers dont work

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    Stck on the date screen (:-<)


  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    dc dosn't go past set date iv'e tried diferent controlers about four and nothig happens what should i do?

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    My used Sega dream cast works fine until you get to the date settings. Then it goes blank but the power is still on.Any ideas on how to fix this problem?



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Try charging the console for about 30 minutes

the console has a rechargeable battery inside that needs to be charged

if the main menu keeps on moving on the background most probably the fusible resistor on the controller board is busted it has to be replaced

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You have a blow capacitor in the controller port, either finding a replacement controller port or getting the right capacitor and then installing it will solve the problem.

I do have the capacitors for this controller port issue and have fixed many with this issue so I am 100% sure that this is your issue.

If you are needing a fixing service there are plenty on the internet but to run it down for you the part costs pennies and to do it takes only 5 mins for someone that is use to it.

So if you are wanting more info please contat me. I would be more then willing to step you through the entire process.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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    Wesley Gardner Sep 15, 2008

    once again i state its the controller port issue if your dc will turn on but will not work with the controller.

  • tim12stevens May 28, 2011

    hey i realize this post is extemely old and stuff, but you seem knowledgable in this area so i was wondering if you could help me out, just like an email of like where to find the parts i need and basic uh thanks, God Bless


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