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Dreamcast freezes. 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... I also made sure not to hit any buttons on the controller so it would register properly.

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Take apart your dreamcast and look at the controller input circuit board, there should be a big resistor on near one of the boards corners, make a note of the coloured bands and buy a new resistor with the same pattern and replace the one already on the board with the new one.

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