So it seems like another Dreamcast has bit the dust...
I've had this one since 2009, and it's run without any problems until now. However, tonight I came home from work to find my recent Ebay purchase, Marvel vs Capcom 2 had arrived, so after finishing off some work I started up the game and was having great fun. I paused the game after a while when it came to dinner time. The problem is, when I came back the screen had gone black and I could just faintly see the game.
Ive tried turning the console off and on, unplugging the scart and back in, trying different sockets, but the screen is permanently black. I've tested other consoles and they work fine, so it's not the TV either. Is this a known issue and does anyone have any advice of perhaps the cause or a possible fix? Also, is it likely it could be the cable at all? I have Googled the problem and visited a few sites that speak of a known problem of the screen going black after the start-up screen or when loading a game, but this is just permanently black for me.
Thanks. And sorry for the poor quality photos, thought they may help though.