My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

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TARDISLizzlock
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My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

Post#1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:25 pm

So I have an original Dreamcast, and I mean original as in the first version to ever come out. All my games run fine except a game I received as a present. The game is in perfect condition, no scratch or disc rot at all, it looks like the disc is brand new. When I put it in my system it won't read the disc, it tells me to insert disc. The game is Sonic Adventure. I've read that since this game was a Dreamcast original it could be a defective disc. Is there a way to get it to work?

It was given to me as a gift to replace one that had gotten broken many years before.

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The-Amazing-Mr_V
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Re: My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

Post#2 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:37 am

I have a copy of sonic adventure that also does this. Disc is mint but never loads. I ended up just getting another one.

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HuntrRose
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Re: My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

Post#3 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:02 pm

was it sealed new or resurfaced?

ive had a few resurfaced discs fail..

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mistamontiel
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Re: My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

Post#4 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:39 pm

Were there really defective GDs other than the Midways ..?

Nab the Sega All-Stars reprint

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Anonymouse
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Re: My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

Post#5 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:12 pm

Ive had that once with a shenmue game. Keep trying it will eventually load.
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TARDISLizzlock
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Re: My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

Post#6 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:28 pm

HuntrRose wrote:was it sealed new or resurfaced?

ive had a few resurfaced discs fail..


It wasn't sealed or resurfaced. I might have to break down and hunt down somewhere to buy a different copy, they are so hard to find even in used game stores.

streeker
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Re: My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

Post#7 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:36 am

Which game title and region is it exactly?
For some games (e.g. "Worms Armageddon", PAL) complete print runs are known for this faulty behaviour and non-durability.

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krssn
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Re: My Dreamcast won't read my new disc

Post#8 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:40 pm


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