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DREAMCAST EVERY TIME I TURN IT ON IT WILL STAY ON FOR SIXTEEN MINUTES THAN IT WILL SHUT OFF WHAT PART DO I NEED TO FIX THIS PROBLEM

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Check the power supply. Have it checked by a certified local technician in your area.

Posted on Mar 09, 2007

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