Dreamcast - Powers on but black screen and no sound

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sukaman
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Dreamcast - Powers on but black screen and no sound

Post#1 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:32 pm

Hey Guys,

Need some help. My dreamcast powers on and disc spins, but nothing shows up on the screen. Not even the main dreamcast logo.

I tried multiple video cords and tvs. I tried opening it up and cleaning it. Nothing is making it work.

Any ideas?

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Bob Dobbs
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Re: Dreamcast - Powers on but black screen and no sound

Post#2 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:48 am

I had two that did that. I read about 10 years ago that if you tighten the two screws in the back at the AV connector, it might work. I really did not believe it but tried it anyway. The result was one still working and the other is "dead, Jim."
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Re: Dreamcast - Powers on but black screen and no sound

Post#3 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:15 am

try spraying some contact cleaner inside the av port. I yearly spray all my ports on my retro consoles, it fixes many issues
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