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Re: my controller wont work for the sega dreamcast.
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.
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did you tested another dreamcast control...you had the same problem...so you have to check the protection Fusistor inside your dreamcast conector controller board....it seems like a blue or green normal resistor...marked as F1 on the board..change it with a simple fuse or an smd fusistor...Good Luck!
At first mine would do the same thing, so I thought. What you should try doing is go to "settings" and change the date, then go down on the list and change the memory card date settings. If that doesn't work then I'm really sorry I wasted your time.
The Dreamcast is no longer supported because it was to easy to copy the games, but there are still a loyal few who keep the scene alive. I have no idea how much you want to put into fixing the problem, but the only way to fix your problem is flashing the Dreamcast BIOS.
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.
First off, NEVER store a game console on top of a subwoofer. It is like a giant magnet, and electronic devices do not handle magnetics. I don't think i've ever heard of a VGA box, Sega brand or not, killing a console. Millions use aftermarket AV cables and adaptors on all consoles without problem. I think it likely died from being on top of the sub. Relocate it and you should be fine. Running it for a few hours isnt likely either unless you had the vents entirely blocked.
To the guest who's drive isnt spinning, I would say your drive motor has burnt out. This doesn't indicate a defect in Dreamcasts, per se, it just means bad luck or excessive dust which killed it. Either buy a different Dreamcast or see if you can find a drive replacement.
Hope this helps.
If you unplug you Dreamcast for extended periods
of time the battery in your Dreamcast that saves that info will die
(its suppose to last a month but over time they will wear out and not
last at all). After 1 hour of gameplay (assuming the battery is still
working, as Li's wear out) the battery will be fully charged and last a
you can get disks relayered at game stores.
there was a long period where this happened to me.
some games worked for a while, some didnt.
its the dreamcast.
you might wanna get anew power cable or just clear out the dust because that is the main problem with the dreamcast.
try playing with the console upside down
it sounds crazy but it worked for me.