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My controller wont work for the sega dreamcast.

I turn on my DC and it gets to the date/time screen and the controller wont do anything. where can I get the part to fix it? can you help me? cell 360-589-8255 verizon. email

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  • Roger fewel Sep 08, 2008

    I fixed it, it was the f1 fuse. I got the parts at radio shack. it was very easy to fix once i knew what to do. the fuses cost me .99 cent, pack of 5

  • Roger fewel Sep 08, 2008

    Oh, I forgot to thank you for your effort. . . .Thanks !

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    Whenever i turn my dreamcast on it will go to the date and the controler wont work i know it is the F1 fuse but i dont know what to do.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    the date and time screen came up and my controller does not work what can i do to solve that problem

  • FlexKavana Apr 13, 2009

    I have recently had the same problem. I did research and I attempted to replace the resistor myself. When this did not fix the problem I felt that the board needed to be replaced. I found a board on ebay which said that it already had the 10 ohm resistor in it. I replaced my old board with the new one today and it does not seem to have fixed the problem. Is there a possibility that it's a problem with my dreamcast or did I get robbed? I would appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    I tried fixing the dreamcast but does not work... really bad at circuit stuff

  • saulmoore May 11, 2010

    sorry I get the same with my DC it boots up to dreamcast logo then I get a load of words in german and date time settings which my comtrollers wont change. Is this teh same problem or different? If so I woul dbe happy to pay shipping and send me fueses and instructions please let me know what the cost would be please.



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Well its a blown controller port resistor common issue and let me tell you I just happen to have a bunch laying around there is either two ways we could do this if you are willing to pay shipping I can send you the part needed and then instructions on how to fix it or you can send me the controller port and I will fix it and send it back (if you pay shipping) since the controller port is small shipping wouldnt be much and I can tell you this its more common then not to have this issue.

let me know and we will get this fixed for you.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

  • Wesley Gardner
    Wesley Gardner Sep 08, 2008

    haha right on yes its a nice easy fix and right on glad that it works. I bought about 1000 of them for a few bucks in bulk on ebay a while back and still trying to find more broken dreamcast controller ports to fix haha


    have fun

  • Danijel Dec 12, 2012

    can i get some of F1



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