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Dreamcast Repair question.

AnarCHrisAnarCHris Trash LordNew York CityRegistered User regular
Figured if anyone knew how to deal with a Dreamcast tech issue, it be you folk.

Recently I unearthed my Dreamcast, original Xbox, NES and PS2. 3 of the 4 consoles still work fine, except for the Dreamcast, which doesn't read discs for whatever reason (Tried several game, the disc spin but nothing is being read according to the system). Is there a quick fix solution for the ol' DC, or should I start planning it's Viking funeral?

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    Descendant XDescendant X Skyrim is my god now. Outpost 31Registered User regular
    I had this happen back when I bought my Dreamcast. It lasted about six months before the disk wouldn't spin. I had to send it in for repair, so unless you're capable of finding a disk... spinny... thingy and can solder, you may be SOL.

    Garry: I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!
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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    There is an adjustment that you can make to try to fix it. I bought a used one a few years ago and remember reading about it being super common to have to do...attempt at your own risk of course.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Dreamcast-cd-reading-issue-repair/

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    AnarCHrisAnarCHris Trash Lord New York CityRegistered User regular
    I had this happen back when I bought my Dreamcast. It lasted about six months before the disk wouldn't spin. I had to send it in for repair, so unless you're capable of finding a disk... spinny... thingy and can solder, you may be SOL.

    Ugh. Luckily Ebay has used DCs ranging from $20 and up. Thanks for the input though!

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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    The Dreamcast doesn't have a slot loading drive, so it's a little more susceptible to dust. Before you drop $20 on a replacement DC, drop $4 on some q-tips and isopropyl alcohol.

    The lens is easy to clean, just get a touch of alcohol on the end of a q-tip and very gently clean the surface. Give it a few seconds to dry and then see if it still gives you grief with your discs.

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    AnarCHrisAnarCHris Trash Lord New York CityRegistered User regular
    The Dreamcast doesn't have a slot loading drive, so it's a little more susceptible to dust. Before you drop $20 on a replacement DC, drop $4 on some q-tips and isopropyl alcohol.

    The lens is easy to clean, just get a touch of alcohol on the end of a q-tip and very gently clean the surface. Give it a few seconds to dry and then see if it still gives you grief with your discs.

    Rad. I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the deets.

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    HandgimpHandgimp R+L=J Family PhotoRegistered User regular
    Hmm, if TSR wasn't banned he'd probably be the guy to ask. Anyone know where he hangs out these days?

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