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Dreamcast only plays CD-Rs....

by kommiekazie Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:09 pm

Topic says it all, I got a DC today and it only seems to play burned games... Anyone know of a way to fix this problem?

every now and then it loads Skies of Arcadia Disc 2.
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Re: Dreamcast only plays CD-Rs....

by Mr. Scarecrow Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:12 pm

kommiekazie wrote:Topic says it all, I got a DC today and it only seems to play burned games... Anyone know of a way to fix this problem?

every now and then it loads Skies of Arcadia Disc 2.


I'm sorry that I can't offer a solution but let me say that is the weirdest shit I've ever heard.
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by jemsic Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:29 pm

Are your original GD-rom discs scratched at all?

Actually, something of a similar nature happened to one of my Dreamcasts right before it broke, and stopped reading games altogether.
It was an original US launch DC, made in Japan too. I took such good care of it, but playing burned games wrecked the laser.
I bought a used GD-Rom drive for it and it works great again.
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by kommiekazie Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:13 pm

jemsic wrote:Are your original GD-rom discs scratched at all?

Actually, something of a similar nature happened to one of my Dreamcasts right before it broke, and stopped reading games altogether.
It was an original US launch DC, made in Japan too. I took such good care of it, but playing burned games wrecked the laser.
I bought a used GD-Rom drive for it and it works great again.


EDIT: Nevermind... Where did you buy the used GD-ROM drive thing at?
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by grittykitty Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:37 am

i heard of a similar problem on the dcemulation forums long ago, don't think it was ever resolved. i have an original sonic adventure disc that doesn't work at all. maybe the discs you tested with are bad (manufacturing errors?) just a guess
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by SegaVega Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:01 am

grittykitty wrote:i have an original sonic adventure disc that doesn't work at all. maybe the discs you tested with are bad (manufacturing errors?) just a guess


That Sonic disc was probably a launch title issue, one of the ones that had the GD ROM error. There were a few other games like that mostly the Midway games, which later were reprinted with the label "Hot New". However, there was a solution that sometimes worked: Load up the Dreamcast web browser, and while the system is reading it, swap it with the faulty disc, then give the disc some extra, manual spin, before slamming the lid shut, all really fast and booting it up (not kidding). Less than half of the time the game will load, and it works best, it would seem, with Sonic.
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