My Dreamcast keeps screaming at me if I don't insert a disc

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My Dreamcast keeps screaming at me if I don't insert a disc

Post#1 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:19 pm

Hi everyone,
I have a really weird issue with my Dreamcast where it makes a weird noise if you close the disc tray without a disc inserted (see video). My Dreamcast is working fine and it didn't make this noise when I first got it a few years ago.
Does anybody know what might cause this to happen?

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Re: My Dreamcast keeps screaming at me if I don't insert a disc

Post#2 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:59 am

Good news, you put a disc in and it works.
Bad news, I never experienced anything like that.

Recommendation, always have a disc in before you close the lid.
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Re: My Dreamcast keeps screaming at me if I don't insert a disc

Post#3 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:00 am

Good news, you put a disc in and it works.
Bad news, I never experienced anything like that.

Recommendation, always have a disc in before you close the lid.
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Bob Dobbs

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Re: My Dreamcast keeps screaming at me if I don't insert a disc

Post#4 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:35 am

Had something similar with my first dc, but unfortunately never figured out what it was...

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Re: My Dreamcast keeps screaming at me if I don't insert a disc

Post#5 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:25 am

Almost sounds like the laser is trying to move to far to check for a disc when empty. Maybe lubing the rails/drive gears???

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