Released November 1998, identified by model number HKT-3020.

15 Questions View all

Smudges on text on every game and even on the menu screen

When I first bought my dreamcast a year ago it worked fine, put it on a few months ago and again it worked great. Stopped playing it for a few months, then loaded it again when I bought a new LCD tv and then when it loaded I got smudges on all the text everytime I loaded the game, so I tried another game and it did the same, tried it without the game and it does the same in the menu screen (including the dreamcast start-up logo).

The smudge looks like someones put their hands across a painting what hasn't dried horizontally to the right.

Oh, and I have tried an older tv (just your basic 60hz, not a wide screen or lcd before anyone thinks it's that).

I have also tried adjusting the switch at the AV point, and I have also tried it with and without and antenna. But every time I get the smudges.

I'm thinking it either needs a clean or it's buggered. Has anyone else had this problem? More importantly does anyone know how to fix it?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 3

Comments:

Good fix Ben:-) all you have left is to accept your answer. that way anyone experiencing the same issue knows what worked. Agree with you on the "just hit it" philosophy ;)

by

Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Well I found out what was wrong!

The box that attaches the antenna cable just needed to be tapped (or hit a few times) so basically it wasn't the console, or the tv, it was just the antenna cable!

Remember folks- when in doubt just hit it! :)

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

Add your answer

Ben will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 3

Past 30 Days: 8

All Time: 927