Dreamcast controllers won’t work

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Krix08
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Dreamcast controllers won’t work

Post#1 » Fri May 01, 2020 11:19 pm

So I just purchased a Dreamcast on eBay. It powers up and works great, but the I get no input with the 2 controllers I have. What’s goin on? Thank you.

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megavolt85
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Re: Dreamcast controllers won’t work

Post#2 » Sat May 02, 2020 9:42 am

check F1 on controller board in your DC

Krix08
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Re: Dreamcast controllers won’t work

Post#3 » Tue May 05, 2020 9:30 pm

I’m very much a noob with this. I did try the quick fix where you twist the resistor fuses to bypass them. So now all the controller ports work... except for port A/1. So I can’t play games. Now, I just ordered a whole controller board on eBay. Any links or help with replacing that would be great. From what I see, it looks fairly simple. I have model HKT-3020.

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Anthony817
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Re: Dreamcast controllers won’t work

Post#4 » Tue May 05, 2020 9:50 pm

The controller board is a direct drop in replacement very simple. Just reconnect the fan and ribbon cable to the mobo and good to go. Other than that it is just 4 screws.
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Krix08
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Re: Dreamcast controllers won’t work

Post#5 » Wed May 06, 2020 3:08 am

That’s exactly what I’ve been seeing on videos. Thank you!

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Anthony817
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Re: Dreamcast controllers won’t work

Post#6 » Wed May 06, 2020 9:31 am

No problem. Hope you get it fixed. Also welcome to the community!
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Krix08
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Re: Dreamcast controllers won’t work

Post#7 » Wed May 06, 2020 5:40 pm

Thank you!

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