Dreamcast problems!!!
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Dreamcast problems!!!

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    37

    Dreamcast problems!!!

    I know, this is security related site, but i have a really (40 bucks ) BIG problem. Today, my sister went to this little place, were they were selling used stuff, tv愀, pc愀, consoles etc.. and she bought me a Dreamcast! cool, but here is the problem:

    - When i turn it on, the screen lights up, that Dreamcast sound has well, but the BIG problem is, the image is grey with 2 white borders on top and bottom of the screen, and i cant see sh**, nothing happens then..the screen just stays that way

    Can anyone please tell me if the Dreamcast i own (now), is dead???

    Please help me!!!!

    Happy new year to everyone!

  2. #2
    Well all you can do i pretty much clean it, open it and see if anything is fried or disconnected.
    StreetsCrack.com Join The Best Music Social Network Online. Music downloads, promotions, forums, profile, games etc...

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    104

    Talking

    My Dreamcasts have never had any problems, but it sounds like it's dead.

    I could be wrong, but I think alot of Dreamcasts burned themselves out quickly.. I'll Google around and try to see if that was the reason they were discontinued (never looked at it much before ).


    EDIT:
    Well, I read through a few archived news articles and didn't find much about your problem. Dreamcast was supposedly discontinued due to low sales. I'll sift around a little more and tll you if I find anything, but from your description it sounds like it's dead, sorry. x_x
    http://www.AntiOnline.com/sig.php?imageid=745
    http://www.AntiOnline.com/sig.php?imageid=746
    -- Be a part of the team! Join Protochaderin and help us build the game you want to play! --
    - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/devlogo2.gif -

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    37
    I already done that, the Laser, GD-rom, Leeds, cooler, everything seams ok, nothing unusual..to my view that is..

  5. #5
    Check the cables, adapters etc, try connecting it witha new adaper or something.
    StreetsCrack.com Join The Best Music Social Network Online. Music downloads, promotions, forums, profile, games etc...

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    37
    The ONLY thing left for me to do, is to try it out with the original Scart cable of it, cause im using a VGA adapter or/and a RF Tv cable (both dreamcast accessories)..

    I hope its not dead cause it was a very cool present from my sister

  7. #7
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,190
    Are you running this off your domestic TV, or does it have its own screen (TV)

    If it were a PC I would look at the monitor and videocard. But AFAIK a Dreamcast doesn't have a video card.

    If it is your own TV, try it on another one, it might be a compatibility issue. I have come across that with both videos and games boxes. Try to run it with equipment of similar age/technology.

    Best I can think of.
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides