Question about Sega Dreamcast Console

2 Answers

DC doesn´t has image

I recently started playing with my old dreamcast and whenever i turn it on i don´t get any image on the TV.Sometimes i can´t even hear the CD spinning.
Does anyone knows the solution to this problem?

Thanks in advance

Posted by Putujoanos on

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    me too!!


    i hear it spinning, but no sound and no image.

    its plugged in just fine,

    whats a problem??


  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    also I find a/v ports on tv go alot more these days as well. so you might wanna make sure your tv is still doing fine.



2 Answers


  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 659 Answers

There is no video and/or audio.
There could be a number of reasons for this. Check the following first:

  • Make sure the brightness adjustment on the TV is not turned down.
  • The Power Cable should be firmly plugged into the back of Dreamcast and also into a working outlet.
  • Make sure your TV is plugged into a working outlet.
  • Make sure Dreamcast and the TV are turned on.
  • If you're using the Stereo A/V cables:
    Make sure the Stereo A/V cable is firmly plugged into Dreamcast. Make sure the other end of the Stereo A/V cable is correctly plugged into the audio/video terminals on the back of your TV: yellow plug to yellow video terminal, white plug to the white (left) audio terminal, and red plug to the red (right) audio terminal. If your TV has only one audio terminal, use the white plug in the audio terminal and leave the red plug unplugged.
  • Make sure your television input (Television/Video switch) is set to Video.
  • Only use a Sega authorized Stereo A/V cable (part #MK-50157), RF Unit (part #MK-50159), and Power Cable (part #MK-50158).
  • If your TV has more than one set of A/V input terminals, try different A/V input terminals. Make sure to set the TV to the correct auxiliary setting. Refer to your television's operating manual to ensure you have made the proper settings. If necessary, try different A/V input terminals. When doing this, be careful of electric shock. Unplug both Dreamcast and the TV before checking the plugs and terminals.
  • If you're using the RF Unit:
    Securely plug the TV OUT cable from the RF Unit into the TV and the A/V IN cable from the RF Unit into the A/V OUT terminal located on the back of the Dreamcast console. Make sure to set the TV to the correct channel.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008



  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 167 Answers

Try a different av cable or jiggle the connectro on the dreamcast av port

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    push the connector in more, i had the same problem yesterday



Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:


No video/audio when trying to play Dreamcast

It's not moving the mainboard that causes problems to happen. Alot of people don't know but the screws inside the Dreamcast that hold the mainboard down are different sizes and there is a place where a longer screw isn't supposed to go and it will go in to far and touch the mainboard and cause problems. But that's besides the point of your question but could have been done before. There could be a bad capacitor or a break in the solder joint where the AV port is at also.

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at


Menu of games will NOT show! (dreamcast screen + music WILL show)

Whew, nice to have someone who tells an entire problem.

it's possible that dust IS an issue, but i doubt it. You console is probably falling under the same problem that all the old consoles have been facing lately... they are OLD. Your most likely right in the fact that your laser is probably getting weak and is having a hard time reading the disc. Try to play another game or something and see what happens. If the same sort of problem, chances are it's the laser. If there's NO problem with another game, then chances are it's the disc. Hope this helps you.


Dreamcast shows logo then goes blank

Definately the DC. Try ensuring that the connections are properly made first, and if that fails, try wiping the laser lens (very carefully) and the disc with a smooth cloth.

Freezing problem with Games

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.

Modification 101:

The Dreamcast is basically a computer; with the right programming you can do anything; and having a Dreamcast Keyboard is nice.

Other links you should check out...

DreamChip and 4 in 1 Connector

Another Dreamcast Mod Chip

The Ultimate Dreamcast Survival Guide

Sega Dreamcast VGA Mod

Modified Dreamcast BIOS

Dreamcast just resets

hey man this is the best soloution

DC stops and starts games periodically

~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.

Dreamcast turned off when there's a disk in it

madarchod band kar de ......from ayush yadav lps lko

Games won't play

the lid switch is loose or the support holding it has broken off, try looking at the lid switch inside your dreamcast, and for guest: you might want to do the same thing

Dreamcast Randomly Resetting

this the best solution it work for me
Not finding what you are looking for?
Sega Dreamcast Console Logo


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sega Video Game Consoles & Games Experts


Level 3 Expert

1999 Answers


Level 3 Expert

13435 Answers

WTF Chuck.....
WTF Chuck.....

Level 3 Expert

388 Answers

Are you a Sega Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides