Dreamcast is dead

Discuss modifications you have done or plan to do to your Dreamcast or any other hardware, or discuss devices you want to build. If your console does not work or is acting up, ask about fixing it in here.
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Dreamcast is dead

Post by SpiderW » Wed Dec 18, 2002 3:32 am

Holy crap, today I go to play my dreamcast and its just dead, I let me sister play it the last couple of days and now it wont work normal, the problem is, it keeps resetting itself, this has happened for ages, about half a year but now, its really bad, last time it got bad I just opened it and cleaned it, I also open it up when I run it so it doesn't over heat, but now it just wont stay running, The best I got was up to the character select screen on Sonic Adventure. What the hell can I do? Is my only option to buy another one? They probobly arn't too expensive, but finding a full on good working one would be tough.
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Post by Falken » Wed Dec 18, 2002 4:28 am

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Post by Kiley » Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:21 pm

Falken wrote:Better yet, just fix it yourself.

http://dreamalive.dcemulation.org/eng/html/x_reset.html
Anyone here tried that?

Mine does the same thing sometimes (it started agian yesterday)
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Post by SpiderW » Thu Dec 19, 2002 4:26 am

You bloody champion! I'll have to try this out later, I'll tell you guys if it works (and how long for :P)
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Post by SpiderW » Thu Dec 19, 2002 6:06 am

Hmmm... Just tried pressing down on all the power supply stuff, I could feel stuff 'popping' into place, but I havn't tested it yet, will do it later. It should either work or just be totally stuffed, but it was worth a shot.
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Post by SpiderW » Fri Dec 20, 2002 11:03 pm

Works like a charm, well soughta, it worked good, but fucked up later. But after a small rest and aanother press down, she was all good.
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Post by Skater_dusto » Fri Dec 20, 2002 11:22 pm

Glad to hear you have your DC running properly. :D
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Post by SpiderW » Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:14 pm

Nah, it aint running properly. it runs for about 5 minutes then has its little skitso dance, time to face reality and get a new console I guess.
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Post by ninja » Tue Dec 24, 2002 12:50 am

one of the thigns i did to mine was to solder wires from the contacts on the motherboard up to the PSU. stopped that problem in its tracks :)
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Post by Synlor » Tue Dec 24, 2002 9:55 am

I looked at that guide from dream-alive really briefly, but I don't think it said anything about cleaning off the pins. http://www.dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=3907 This guide says to rub off any dirt and stuff. Try following that!
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Post by SpiderW » Wed Dec 25, 2002 5:35 am

Cleaning sounds like a pretty good idea, when I was first game enough to open it up (3 years of gaming) it was full of shit, gave it a good cleaning up since then, that got it working a little better for a while, I'll continue checking out all these links in a hope to keep the machine alive, but I think I'll probobly end up getting the gamecube, that Godzilla game looks so damn good, I've downloaded 30 megs worth of movie and I got a 56k net :P have a look at it here http://gamenation.com.au/product/?action=view&id=952 its not the best graphical game, but looks almost as fun as anything. But I've always been into the old godzilla movies, so all you probobly don't see the point in it.
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