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Re: New Support Forum

Post#11 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:37 pm

Some Dreamcast disc drives I had in the past did that and one only played CD's, not GD-ROMs. I just had another DC act up about a month ago.
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Re: New Support Forum

Post#12 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:09 pm

Greetings everyone in DC land!

so I rescued a Dreamcast from a friend who didn't want it anymore, came with no cables, only a controller and a game. It sat around for years collecting dust and last week, I decided to buy the necessary power and AV cables to fire it up. I opened the DC and did a good cleaning, removing dust and foreign debris. it now looks great. Put a disc in.. made a loud bumping sound and coped out, didnt spin any more discs. I since replaced the GD ROM disc drive with a functioning unit, and now it will spin discs no problem, without any troublesome noises. Put the new power and AV cable in, it powers on, I hear the dreamcast logo screen boot up, but NO display at all, just a black screen! Ive tested this out on two TVs and got the same results. Boot up sound, but no image , nothing. I even used two different DC AV cables, and same results so I guess its not the cables.

My questions are:

Is this a problem with the powerboard supply? even though it powers on maybe its not getting enough power to display picture?

Would A VGA cable possibly work despite an AV cable not working?

What do you think the problem is?

I understand its probably cheaper to buy an new DC but I would like to restore this unit for just personal reasons.

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Re: New Support Forum

Post#13 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:51 pm

Din't think it's thread-worthy I need opinions if I am stressing my laser er can she take it ?

My unit is a Sports Dreamcast , refurbed from LukieGames . I don't suppose that means new laser huh ?

I got a pack of Memorex (disgusting on the data side) 210mb mini CD-Rs since the bleem!s and the like are not even close to using a whole disc

Just one time my Dreamcast did not boot like think it was the Import Enabler disc , teeny . But when I'm booting the bleem!s she is reading around 150 meg every time ? Is that stressing out my baby ?

And everything else I pop in are JVC Taiyo Yudens so I've been very gentle I hope

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Re: New Support Forum

Post#14 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:41 pm

To add to my question , even that I'll pop in trashy Memorex briefly it's still wear ?

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