Dreamcast power button stuck on - is this common?

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djkcel
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Dreamcast power button stuck on - is this common?

Post#1 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:44 am

I've only played this thing 5-6 times after getting it on ebay. Now the power button is stuck on!

Needless to say it's pretty annoying unplugging and plugging it in to turn it on. Is this something that's fixable?

Neohound
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Re: Dreamcast power button stuck on - is this common?

Post#2 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:00 am

I've never had it happen to one of my Dreamcasts but that's not to say it isn't common. They are quite easy to take apart so I'd say have a look to see if you can see the problem yourself. If you need a top cover or power switch then check this site out for DC spares:

http://playstationparts.50megs.com
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Jenkins
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Re: Dreamcast power button stuck on - is this common?

Post#3 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:04 am

It's very unusual. Never read this before. You should open the case and check the button/mechanism. Maybe "clean" the spring. Something stuck in there.

EDIT: too slow... ^^

Neohound
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Re: Dreamcast power button stuck on - is this common?

Post#4 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:24 am

Jenkins wrote:EDIT: too slow... ^^


Story of my life......... ;)

I edited that link, it should work now. Btw the power switch is listed at $5.95 and should be very easy to fit if it turns out you need one.

djkcel
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Re: Dreamcast power button stuck on - is this common?

Post#5 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:38 am

Cool. Thanks a lot guys, I'll let you know how it goes.

Neohound
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Re: Dreamcast power button stuck on - is this common?

Post#6 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:22 pm

djkcel wrote:Cool. Thanks a lot guys, I'll let you know how it goes.


No worries. Don't forget to come back here when you've got it all sorted. Maybe get some game purchase advice or whatever.

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