Dreamcast console strange problem

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pipporamone
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Dreamcast console strange problem

Post#1 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:52 pm

Hi there !

I recently acquired a third Dreamcast Which was extremely cheap and sold as not working.

The console boots up but it behaves really strange: the booting picture and the dashboard is splitted sometimes in 2 or even 4 parts (like 4 small screens!)

The cable has been tested in other DCs and works fine. Cleaned up also ports but still the same

I disassembled the Dreamcast and the only strange thing I found are broken thermal pads.

Possible overheating ?

Anyone experience this problem?

Thanks in advance

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Bob Dobbs
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Re: Dreamcast console strange problem

Post#2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:27 am

Sorry, I know nothing of this issue. It is the first time I've heard of this issue.
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Bob Dobbs

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Raen
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Re: Dreamcast console strange problem

Post#3 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:51 pm

I have one DC that I also bought for cheap as non working, and by swapping parts with another working DC, I traced the issues back to the PSU and the GPU on the main board. It appears that it was subjected to a voltage peak. The main board itself worked but the image was all over the place. So I guess that you too have in your hands a DC with a partially working GPU.

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