HowTo: Fix a resetting Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcasts can develop a nasty problem which causes them to randomly reset themselves during gameplay. Here's how to stop it from happening.
DISCLAIMER: I, nor anyone here at Consoleia, take any responsibility for any damage done to your console, through this proceedure or any other. Should anything happen, it is entirely your own fault. Proceed with caution. If you have any doubts as to whether you can perform this operation, seek a professional to repair it themselves.
Oberon: So, your Dreamcast keeps resetting itself?
This is an annoying problem, with a solution that isn't obvious from the symptoms. You can't predict when it's going to happen, just that at some point, it will - which is intensely irritating if you've just reached an important stage of a game with no save point nearby. Arrrgh.
Luckily it can be fixed - the information I'm about to tell you has been available on Usenet for some time. Still, it's such an incredibly useful tip that I'm going to write it here, with the miracle of a digital camera providing pictures. Hang onto your seats.
Before you start tinkering away with your DC, you're going to want a number of things to ensure that things go smoothly:
Got all those? Then let's proceed to the next step...