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ventrra
03-29-2003, 12:31 PM
I thought I'd post this to see if anyone has an idea on how to fix this or if it can be fixed.

My Dreamcast acts kind of strangely: after 10 minutes of so of playing a game, it will start showing garbled graphics on the screen. If I keep trying to play much after that, it will lock up comletely. Inserting a new game doesn't work as it will almost always lock up immediately. The Dreamcast is sitting on a plastic CD rack to keep it well ventilated and doesn't seem to be particularly hot when these thing occur.

omnedon
03-29-2003, 02:49 PM
Has it ever been disassembled? There is a heat shield inside it, that goes between the power supply and mobo. If it was not put back in when re-assembled, you would get overheating problems like you describe.

ventrra
03-29-2003, 04:57 PM
Has it ever been disassembled? There is a heat shield inside it, that goes between the power supply and mobo. If it was not put back in when re-assembled, you would get overheating problems like you describe.
I have no idea. I got it for Christmas from a family member who claimed to have bought it at a pawn shop.