R.I.P. Dreamcast, you will be missed.

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R.I.P. Dreamcast, you will be missed.

Post by TyBO » Wed May 03, 2006 4:18 pm

Today, May 3rd, 2006, marks the official death of my Sega Dreamcast. Whenever the power button is pressed, the machine only stays on for a second or two, before automatically turning off.

My Dreamcast and I have shared many good times together, but I am taking its demise as a sign that God now wants me to get a life, and discover what lies beyond my front door.

Goodbye Dreamcast, it was fun while it lasted.
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Post by Stormwatch » Wed May 03, 2006 4:23 pm

Sounds like a power source problem. That can be fixed.
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Post by ?И?H&#1028 » Wed May 03, 2006 4:29 pm

hell ill send u my power recktangle...
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Post by GyroVorbis » Wed May 03, 2006 4:35 pm

:guffaw:

Yeah uh, Ebay for $30.

You'll regret that when I release my first homebrew in not too long. :twisted:
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Post by Caboose » Wed May 03, 2006 4:38 pm

You, check the fan cable. Make sure the fan is spinning too.
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Post by TyBO » Wed May 03, 2006 4:50 pm

Stormwatch wrote:Sounds like a power source problem. That can be fixed.
Well, it's interesting really. Whenever I turn on my Dreamcast without a disc in it, it boots to the main menu and everything works fine. Then when I put a disc in and try to run it, I get the "Please insert game disc" message.

It's only turns itself off when I try to turn it on when there's a disc in it. Since it starts up when theres no disc in it, I don't think it's a power supply problem.

Crazy Caboose: I checked and the fan is spinning fine.

Any ideas as to what's wrong?
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Post by DeeMON » Wed May 03, 2006 5:47 pm

u can buy another DC dude...
i have two now...that's right, i bought DC's over PS2's twice! 8-)
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Post by Caboose » Wed May 03, 2006 6:27 pm

TyBO wrote:
Stormwatch wrote:Sounds like a power source problem. That can be fixed.
Well, it's interesting really. Whenever I turn on my Dreamcast without a disc in it, it boots to the main menu and everything works fine. Then when I put a disc in and try to run it, I get the "Please insert game disc" message.

It's only turns itself off when I try to turn it on when there's a disc in it. Since it starts up when theres no disc in it, I don't think it's a power supply problem.

Crazy Caboose: I checked and the fan is spinning fine.

Any ideas as to what's wrong?
It's a power issue. I'm not sure, but you can try bending the PSU pins to help fix it. There are others that have had the same problem, I think they could help more.
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Post by Tall Israeli » Wed May 03, 2006 6:39 pm

I've offered to send people one of my Dreamcasts for free. Is that sad? I just want them to experience the glory. :(
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Post by GyroVorbis » Wed May 03, 2006 9:22 pm

Tall, you are a good man.

Dude, I have 3 Dreamcasts. . .

My brother has one and my other brother has one.
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Post by CKRNZ » Thu May 04, 2006 3:47 am

Crazy Caboose wrote:You, check the fan cable. Make sure the fan is spinning too.

as the man said..check your fan's connection...the dc is setup to auto shutdown when the cpu isnt being cooled..in other words..it really does think...it knows when the fan isnt working properly.
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Post by Masen » Thu May 04, 2006 3:58 am

i had a similar porblem ... but it also turned off (in my case it didn?t turned completly off , it rebooted ) when i tried to read discs . In my case it was the PSU which was broken, after I had success booting one game and played it for an hour the PSU got completly broken ...

but in your case it could also be the laser, people told me that the DC reboots when the laser has problems to read the disc on start up ....
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Post by TyBO » Thu May 04, 2006 4:56 pm

Well... I tried cleaning the laser but to no avail. Guess it actually is a PSU problem.

I'll open up my DC tonight and investigate!
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