View Full Version : Dreamcast stopped reading games
10-26-2011, 08:04 PM
My DC stopped reading games. Disc read error. I went to just clean it and the lens seems a little loose. Is this normal?
10-26-2011, 08:50 PM
I have a DC that does not read discs any more and it's CD lens was loose, so probably :crying:
As in it bounces up and down slightly? Very normal as the lens is typically suspended in a fashion allowing it to be moved up/down so it can focus.
Not sure of the exact mechanism.
10-27-2011, 04:07 AM
It stoped reading retail games? CR-R games?
Do you use CD-R games very often?
10-27-2011, 03:58 PM
The lens just wiggles a little bit. I thought there might be a small shock in there for movement.
I play mostly retail games. I did play one cd-r for about 100 hours or so.
10-28-2011, 05:31 AM
It could jsut be that the laser is dying, every laser lens I've ever seen wiggles a bit.
10-28-2011, 03:23 PM
I read somewhere that sometimes they just need to be adjusted.
10-28-2011, 05:49 PM
i had the same problem, insert a gaming disc and let the dreamcast load the game disc for a while. my dc works fine after that procedure. :)
10-28-2011, 06:12 PM
I've never been able to make that laser adjsutment work, I think i'm just a bit too clumbsy to do it right. Worth a try though.
10-28-2011, 08:14 PM
Well, since it isn't working anything is worth a try and I love opening things.
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