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    Hello,
    I've got dreamcast console. When I push the power button nothing happens, except of whistle noise from the power supply.
    Anyone could tell me what may be broken in that console?
    thanks in advance

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    my guess would be a blown power supply.

    or a broken motherboard

    Maybe a random surge happened in your power lines.

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    Thanks for the fast answer,
    I measured output voltages of PSU and notice that power supply lacks of 3.3V
    Where should be 3.3 V there's nothing :-)
    So the PSU broken?
    edit: Ok psu repaired and now it powers on displays Dreamcast logo on tv and than tells that I should set the date. Unfortunately I can't do nothing, when pressing buttons on joypad nothing happens.
    What's this again ?
    Last edited by ka85; 11-03-2007 at 05:27 PM.

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    I'd just say the Dreamcast is broken and get another one. At this point I'd say the controller port is broken. This type of thing happened to my friend who had a controller with a bug in it. It would destroy his controller ports.

    but then again it could of just been the motherboard causing all the trouble all along = /




    It might just be destroyed?

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    There's a fuse going to each of the controller ports, it's extremely common to blow them. Fix the fuse and the system will probably be good. Sounds like the DC took a pretty good hit from something jucy. Might be better to get a new unit.

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    Thanks all, problem solved.

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    tell me how you fixed the PSU please?

    i have 2 dreamcasts "WK" models that used to work and are in pristine condition never dropped that just up and stopped powering up.

    i also have a working "AE" dreamcast thats been dropped crushed smoked arround that works fine.

    the AE and WK comes from the stickers on the bottom, i am assuming yous was a WK aswell because from my experence these have problems, i had a third but it was sold for parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    tell me how you fixed the PSU please?

    i have 2 dreamcasts "WK" models that used to work and are in pristine condition never dropped that just up and stopped powering up.

    i also have a working "AE" dreamcast thats been dropped crushed smoked arround that works fine.

    the AE and WK comes from the stickers on the bottom, i am assuming yous was a WK aswell because from my experence these have problems, i had a third but it was sold for parts.
    I had the same problem. The WK's seen to have faults in the mother board and will start screwing up some stuff. I owned a WK before but it broke so i bought an AE. My best advice is to not get a WK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamcast View Post
    I had the same problem. The WK's seen to have faults in the mother board and will start screwing up some stuff. I owned a WK before but it broke so i bought an AE. My best advice is to not get a WK.
    about what age have they been screwing up? I have a WK dreamcast and I no longer get video. Hmm is that a common symptom?

    Sorry I know off topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by otoko View Post
    about what age have they been screwing up? I have a WK dreamcast and I no longer get video. Hmm is that a common symptom?

    Sorry I know off topic
    Never had that problem. And yes it is the older dreamcasts that do it.

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