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No Display I've tried everything hooking it to my Tivo, to my Vcr, to my tv, and even used a RF unit, but still no display! It turns on the cd spins but zero picture and zero sound. Not even a glitch when I turn the power on/off. My guess is that it's the adapter however I'm not sure. Can anyone shed some light?

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The surface mounted fuse on the motherboard might be fried up if you have a technical background try to override the blown fuses by soldering a wire on it

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Try jiggling the cord or push it in the dreamcast a little more

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The same problem over here -
The Dreamcast is ON - The Controler it seams to work fine (I turn the Soul Calibur game, and it worked just fine). But the display it was nothing. Only black/blue screen (depend on the TV). When I turn ON or OFF the DC console, it seams the right chanel, because of the signal - there is something, BUT it doesn't show anything...

Have a solution to this problem?

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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