Question about Sega Dreamcast Console
I have a DC that I bought right at the end of production to replace a broken one and it has problem which could be motor related.
It will boot up and load a game, play for a random amount of time and then the disk will stop spinning and it returns to the main menu, then the game will load up again almost immediately and play for another random amount of time. It will repeat this over and over. Sometimes a game will run for 5 minutes before restarting and sometimes it will go for an hour or more. the interval between restarts seems to get longer if the machine has been on for a while.
~Open up the dreamcast
~remove the Powerboard (located to the left houses power supply)
~get baby wipes or facial wipes and clean the pins
~dry with toilet paper
~put it all back together
That will fix it ^_^. i had this problem as well and didn't play my DC for years then i stumbled on a youtube video and now it works great never restarts. have fun playing old games again.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
Is there any where that any one can fix it?
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
This may be because of s problem with the thing that holds the lid down because if you open the lid the game stops.
you may need to get something to hold it down
i had this problem once. i just put th DC upside down and it was fine. for a while.
i just used a new power lead and its fine now
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
Its the lid contact, if you take the top case off the dreamcast (4 screws, one is under the modem), you can see this microswitch on the top right. The problem seems to be that it works OK but the contact becomes dodgy, pushed in too far it loses contact. Shaving a bit off the top of this switch could work so that it contacts a bit lower on a "good" bit of track, but your mileage may vary. alternatively you could short the switch and you'd have to use the power button to change disks. Not ideal for multi disk games!
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
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