I will try to make a long story short... I live in Europe and I got a Japanese DC, but stupid me I forgot about the voltage difference and I turned on the console immediately. You know what it comes after: smoke, noise, and a terrible burning smell. I turn off the console.
The other day I got a voltage transformer and tried to turn the console on again. To my surprise, it "worked". The light indicating the console is on works. Dreamcast logo... even the main menu! I can't believe it. The problem is... as soon as I try to close the lid, the image disappears from the TV. It's not that the console resets with the lid closed; it's that the image won't show. As long as I open it, the image comes back again. I don't have to close it completely for the image to disappear, just a little.
So, the questions are:
1) What could have happened when I first turned on the console? What's the worst thing that can happen. Can it be fixed?
2) Why does it still "work" and what's wrong with the lid and the image?
Thanks a lot in advance.