Hoping someone here but be able to help.
Basically, I have a dreamcast I picked up a while ago from ebay and apart from being a bit dusty it was working ok and would read backups fine. I haven’t used it much, but I noticed the fan sounded a little scratchy, so I decided to tear it down and clean all the dust out and this is where the problems started.
After putting it back together it would no longer read any discs so after some troubleshooting, I figured the ribbon cable must have got damaged as I know how fragile they are.
I’ve replaced the ribbon cable with a new one but it’s still won’t read anything all that happens is I get the boot screen the disc spins up for a bit then stops then it just sits at the menu screen. The laser appears to be working as if I move it then it will move back into place when powered on also there’s a red-light coming from the lens during boot.
So far, I’ve permanently soldered the door sensor shut to make troubleshooting easier and I’ve got a multi meter out and tried adjusting the pot, but it doesn’t seem to make any difference.
I’m at a loss at this point about what’s going on with it.