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Controller not recognized

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I was wondering if anyone has had a Dreamcast that won't recognize controllers. I picked up a Dreamcast at Goodwill for $5.99 and figured if it didn't work at least I would have a few more controllers. Anyways it boots fine but on the date setting screen it doesn't respond to the controllers. I have used the controller from my other Dreamcast as well as testing the two new controllers on my other Dreamcast so I know all three controllers will work. I assume this is a problem with the controller port. Is it something that can be fixed?

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I guess that's why it was at Goodwill for $6. :lol: It probably isn't worth the effort to figure out how to fix the port but if someone here would know how to do it it would be BobRedthorp or Shibathedog.

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what gryph said.... you cant pick up a working 100% dreamcast for

$6 maybe like $20 but yeah

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i got a Dreamcast that worked for 1 dollar before, so meh

 

Anyway, Open up your Dreamcast (follow my GD-ROM guide on how to do that) and take a picture of the inside (with the Drive facing up) and ill look and see if anything is disconnected or worn or whatever.

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Blown controller units are quite common too, I know people who have actually bought broken consoles of ebay cheap and simply replaced the unit. You could try that.

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the systems themselves are cheap already hehe

 

Im guessing the ribbon cable came out/is worn out. But id have to look at it, theres a few easy fixes that might fix it.

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