I have an old Dreamcast that I haven't used in a long time because its lens was dead, so I decided to take it out of the box to see if there was something else that wasn't working just to find out that there's really another faulty part.
The system will power up for a couple of seconds, sometimes it'll get to the screen where you can adjust the clock, then the screen just goes black. When the screen goes black the disc will not spin anymore if the lid is closed, or if I press the little "button" on the back of the console to force it to spin.
I've read somewhere that what I'm experiencing may happen when the fan doesn't work, which is not the case. So I'm wondering if the problem could be either the controller board, or the motherboard itself. The power supply works, I have already tested two of them.
By the way, if anyone needs the original pictures for GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast
, I have them. Maybe someone can edit the thread to include the correct pictures.