DreamCast slow on startup

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DreamCast slow on startup

Post#1 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:50 am

Hi guys! My name is Ciro, I'm from Italy and finally grab a DC Pal (orange led) at Flea Market.

Ordered an AV cable from Amazon, this one :
https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B01E6T ... UTF8&psc=1

but, when connecting the dc I noticed this:

- if the cd cover is closed, the startup is very slow, the letters composing the dreamcast word move very slow....then, after the blue spiral logo appears, it freezes
- if the cd cover is open, appears directly the logo, then asks for setting time and date. Actually I don't have a pad to confirm.

in both situations, the screen flashes, especially on the white border....

I opened the console and the fan works properly. Any Idea?

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Re: DreamCast slow on startup

Post#2 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:38 pm

Possibly a problem with the lid switch? Maybe a short in it?

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Re: DreamCast slow on startup

Post#3 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:43 am

I would start by completely taking it apart and cleaning all the connector terminals and any other dirty parts. Dont forget to push down the connector gates a little on the PSU board so that it makes better contact on the pins.
Dreamcast: Blue Swirl, 60hz, White LED, Removable battery holder, Internal SD card reader, BBA, DreamPi, RGB Scart

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Re: DreamCast slow on startup

Post#4 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:58 pm

Let us know if this helps, Ciro. If not, we'll break it down with you from there.
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