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HEALTH AND EPILEPSY WARNING .........................

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WARNING ..............................................................

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CAUTION ..................................................................

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Usage Precautions .....................................................

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Part Names/Connecting Peripheral Equipment ..........

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Connecting To a Telephone Line ................................

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Connecting to a telephone line .................................

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Telephone wall jack ...................................................

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Phone cable ................................................................

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Cable positioning .......................................................

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Before Using the Dreamcast ....................................

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Setting the date and time .......................................

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Rechargeable battery ..............................................

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Using the main menu .............................................

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Screensaver function ..............................................

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Playing a Game ........................................................

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How to start a game ................................................

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Ending a game ........................................................

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Resetting ..................................................................

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Managing Game Files ..............................................

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Selecting a memory card .......................................

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Selecting a file .........................................................

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Initializing a memory card ......................................

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Copying files ............................................................

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Deleting files ............................................................

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Listening To Music ..................................................

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Listening to music CDs ...........................................

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Changing Various Settings ......................................

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Error Messages ........................................................

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Troubleshooting.......................................................

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Ratings and Specifications ......................................

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Limited Warranty .....................................................

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Obtaining Technical Help/Service ...........................

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Repairs After Expiration of Warranty ........................

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Limitations On Warranty ..........................................

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User Information ......................................................

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HEAL TH AND EPILEPS Y W ARNIN G

Read before using the Dreamcast.

Some people are susceptible to epileptic seizures or loss of consciousness when exposed to certain flashing lights or light patterns that they encounter in everyday life, such as those in certain television images or video games. These seizures or loss of consciousness may occur even if the person has never had an epileptic seizure.

If you or anyone in your family has ever had symptoms related to epilepsy when exposed to flashing lights, consult your doctor prior to using the Dreamcast.

In all cases, parents should monitor the use of video games by their children. If any player experiences dizziness, blurred vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of consciousness, disorientation, any involuntary movement or convulsion, IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE AND CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

To reduce the possibility of such symptoms, follow these safety precautions at all times when using the Dreamcast:

Sit a minimum of 6.5 feet away from the television screen. This should be as far as the length of the Controller cable.

Do not play if you are tired or have not had much sleep.

Make sure that the room in which you are playing has all the lights on and is well lit.

Stop playing video games at least ten minutes per hour. This will rest your eyes, neck, arms and fingers so that you can continue comfortably playing the game in the future.

 

 

Failure to comply with all warnings associated with this symbol could result

 

WARNIN G

 

in serious bodily injury or death from electric shock.

 

 

 

Do not block the fan vent or air holes. Make sure the fan vent, which is located on the right side (as seen from the front), and the air holes, which are located on the back side, are at least 4 inches away from any walls.

Do not set the Dreamcast in locations such as the following:

Locations where the Dreamcast is in close contact with walls or furniture

On top of a comforter or a cushion

Do not cover the Dreamcast with a cloth. If the fan vent and air holes are blocked, the Dreamcast could

overheat, resulting in fire or electric shock.

2

Air holes (fan vent) Air holes

Air holes

WARNIN G

Do not expose the Dreamcast to water, rain or moisture, as this can result in electric shock or fire.

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the Dreamcast to rain or moisture.

Use the Dreamcast on a flat surface.

If it is set at an angle when used, the temperature inside the Dreamcast will rise, which could cause a fire or malfunction.

Never take the Dreamcast apart or try to modify it.

Doing so is very dangerous and could result in electric shock.

Never look directly at the lens inside the disc door.

Doing so could impair your vision if the laser beam hits your eyes during the disc-screeningprocess.

Do not use a power outlet other than a home-usepower outlet.

Never plug the Dreamcast into a power source other than AC 100 V to 120 V. Using a different source voltage could result in fire or electric shock.

Do not insert any objects into the air holes.

Doing so could result in electric shock or cause a malfunction.

Do not plug the power cable into an outlet until you have finished connecting the Dreamcast and peripheral devices together.

Do not plug the power cable into an outlet until you have finished connecting the other cables to the Dreamcast. Turn off the power switches of any connected television or audio equipment. Leaving these switches on could result in electric shock.

Avoid using or placing the Dreamcast in areas which are very humid or dusty.

Doing so could result in fire, electric shock or malfunction.

Do not use the Dreamcast on top of an object that radiates heat.

Using the Dreamcast on top of an object that radiates heat, such as a VCR, audio equipment, or a television, could cause the Dreamcast to overheat, possibly resulting in a fire or malfunction.

Do not use or store the Dreamcast near open flame.

Do not use or store the Dreamcast near open flame or place lit or flammable items, such as candles, incense, etc., on it.

Do not place any containers filled with water or other liquids near the Dreamcast.

Doing so could result in fire or electric shock if the liquid spills and enters the Dreamcast or gets it wet. If a liquid spills near the Dreamcast, unplug the Dreamcast immediately.

Do not remove or insert the power plug with wet hands.

Doing so could result in electric shock.

Do not touch any terminals, connectors or ports with your fingers or allow other metal parts to touch them.

Doing so could result in electric shock or could cause the Dreamcast to malfunction.

Do not use the power cable in any of the following ways. Doing so could result in fire or electric shock.

Modifying or heating the power cable

Damaging the power cable

Bending or tugging on the power cable unnecessarily

Knotting or kinking the power cable

Setting heavy objects on the power cable

• Hold the plug when removing the power cable from

Precautions

Safety

the outlet.

 

 

Tugging on the power cable can damage it, possibly

 

 

resulting in fire or electric shock.

 

 

EquipmentPeripheral

Names/ConnectingPart

Unauthorized peripherals have not been reviewed by

• When moving the Dreamcast, first unplug the power

 

 

cable from the outlet. Do not tug the power cable or

 

 

move the Dreamcast with the power cable plugged

 

 

into the outlet.

 

 

Doing so could damage the power cable, possibly

 

 

resulting in fire or electric shock.

 

 

• Only use authorized Dreamcast peripherals.

 

 

Sega and could cause damage to your Dreamcast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sega is not responsible for damage or injury caused

Dreamcastthe

UsingBefore

by unauthorized peripherals.

 

 

The following marks appear on the underside of the

 

 

Dreamcast unit.

 

 

 

This symbol (the lightning flash with arrow

 

 

 

symbol, within an equilateral triangle) is

 

 

 

intended to alert the user to the presence of

 

 

 

 

 

uninsulated dangerous voltage within the

Playing

 

 

product’s enclosure that may be of

 

 

 

 

 

sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of

 

 

 

electric shock to people.

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

This symbol (the exclamation point within

Game

 

 

an equilateral triangle) is intended to alert

 

 

the user to the presence of important

 

 

 

operating and maintenance (servicing)

 

 

 

 

 

instructions in the literature accompanying

 

 

 

the product.

FilesGame

Managing

 

 

 

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

 

 

 

 

DO NOT OPEN

 

 

 

WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD — DO NOT OPEN.

 

 

AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR.

 

 

 

To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

remove the cover.

 

 

 

No parts inside the console can be serviced

 

 

 

by the user. If your console needs service,

Music

 

 

contact Sega’s Technical Support at

 

 

 

 

 

www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

 

 

 

Pour réduire les risques de choc électrique,

 

 

 

ne pas retirer le couvercle. Aucune pièce à

 

 

 

l’intérieur de la console ne peut être

 

 

 

 

 

réparée par l’utilisateur. Si la console doit

 

 

 

 

 

être réparée, contacter le revendeur Sega.

Settings

 

IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS

 

 

 

The Dreamcast is a Class 1 Laser Product

 

 

The F.D.A. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

defines Class 1 Lasers as devices which emit radiation

 

 

levels “below which biological hazards have not been

 

 

established.”

 

 

 

 

Caution - use of controls, adjustments or performance

Information

Additional

of procedures other than those specified herein may

 

 

result in hazardous radiation exposure.

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Failure to comply with all warnings associated with this symbol may result in

 

Caution

 

personal injury or property damage from electric shock or other accidents.

 

 

 

 

 

To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert.

Pour ne pas risquer une électrocution, engagez la fiche en faisant correspondre sa broche la plus large avec la fente la plus large et enfoncez-laà fond.

Make sure the disc has completely stopped spinning before removing it. Touching the disc while it is spinning could result in injury or scratches on the disc.

Do not try to play anything other than circular discs. Discs which are not circular will not stop spinning even when the disc door is opened, possibly resulting in injury.

When you are not using the Dreamcast, be sure to remove the power cable from the power outlet. Leaving the power cable plugged in could result in fire or damage to the Dreamcast due to a lightning strike or power surge.

The disc is still spinning.

Follow the precautions listed below when using the Dreamcast. Failure to Usage Precautions follow these precautions could damage your television and the Dreamcast or

cause them to malfunction.

Usage Environment

Avoid using or storing the Dreamcast in areas such as those listed below. Doing so could damage the Dreamcast or cause it to malfunction.

Areas exposed to direct sunlight, areas close to heaters, on top of heating vents or other hot areas

Extremely cold areas

Areas directly exposed to smoke, such as areas close to cooking surfaces

Dusty areas

Humid areas and areas where water is used, such as bathrooms

Surfaces which are slanted or unstable

Areas subject to vibration or movement

Condensation may accumulate on the Dreamcast if it is subjected to sudden changes in temperature. In this case, allow the Dreamcast to adjust to the new temperature (usually one hour) before use.

Handling the Dreamcast

Do not drop or apply a strong force to the Dreamcast or any other included or connected parts.

Do not apply unnecessary force to the disc door.

Do not touch the lens inside the disc door.

Do not spill liquids around or inside the disc door or drop flammable objects around or inside it.

Be sure to close the disc door so that dust does not gather on the lens.

When moving the Dreamcast, be sure to remove the disc first.

Be careful not to get any of the terminals, connectors or ports dirty.

Do not insert or remove controllers or peripheral equipment while a game is in progress.

Only use software and peripheral equipment which are compatible with the Dreamcast and authorized by Sega.

Power cable

Only use the supplied power cable which is designed specifically for the Dreamcast.

Do not allow the plug to come into contact with metal

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or water.

Cleaning

Follow the instructions listed below when cleaning the Dreamcast.

Clean the Dreamcast case using a soft cloth soaked in water or a diluted neutral detergent. Wring out the cloth thoroughly before wiping dirt from the case, then wipe the case dry with a soft cloth.

To clean the lens inside the disc door, please contact Sega’s Technical Support at www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

To wipe dirt off of any of the terminals, connectors or ports, first remove the power cable and other cables, then wipe them with a dry, soft cloth.

Never use chemicals such as benzene or paint thinner to clean the Dreamcast.

Discs

Do not use discs other than Dreamcast compatible discs or music CDs. Also, do not use oddly shaped CDs (e.g., heart shaped or star shaped CDs).

Disposal

The Dreamcast and its peripheral equipment are made of metal and plastic, therefore do not burn them. Follow the instructions of your municipality if it is necessary to dispose of the Dreamcast or its peripheral equipment.

FCC Warning

This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1)This device may not cause harmful interference

(2)This device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note to Owners of Projection Televisions

Still pictures or images may cause permanent picturetube damage or mark the phosphor of the cathode-raytube (CRT). Avoid repeated or extended use of video games onlarge-screenprojection televisions. Consult your television owner’s manual before playing video games on your projection television.

Part Names/Connecting P eripheral Equipment

Front side of

Disc door

the Dreamcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER button

OPEN button

Turns the Dreamcast

Opens the disc

on and off.

door.

Power indicator

 

Lights up when the

 

power is turned on.

 

Precautions

Safety

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

Dreamcast the

Using Before

Controller connector

Plug the connector in with the flat side up.

Controller cable

Memory Card (e.g., Visual Memory Unit; sold separately)

 

B

A

B

A

 

 

SLEEPMODE

 

 

 

SLEEPMODE

 

Analog

Thumb Pad

Directional

Pad

(D-Pad)

Control ports A to D

NoteÊ

Some software and settings will not work through some ports.

Controller

You can save and manage game files by inserting a memory card (sold separately) into Expansion Socket 1 or 2.

If four controllers are connected to the Dreamcast, as many as eight memory cards can be managed.

X Button Expansion Socket 1Expansion Socket 2

Y

B Button

A Button

Start

Button

Trigger R

Trigger L

The controller cable can be fitted into this groove to hold it out of the way.

*“Visual Memory Unit” is one type of memory card. When this card is used, “VMU” is sometimes displayed on the screen; this is an abbreviation for “Visual Memory Unit.”

Managing

Files Game Game a Playing

Music

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

 

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Part Names/Connecting P eripheral Equipment

Back side of the Dreamcast

Phone jack

Modem

Air holes

Warning

To Prevent electric shock,

Power terminal connect all cables to the Dreamcast before plugging

power cable into outlet.

To wall outlet

(AC 100 V to 120 V)

Do not block. AV terminal

Television

Connect yellow to the video terminal.

Connect white to the audio (left) terminal.

Connect red to the audio (right) terminal.

(Connect white to the audio terminal if your television is monaural.)

Serial terminal

(for possible future expandability)

Power cable (supplied)

Stereo AV cable (supplied)

NotesÊ

• The supplied stereo AV cable cannot be connected to a television without an AV input terminal.

AV input terminals • If you are using a monaural connection, change the audio setting in the

Dreamcast to Mono (see page 24).

Connecting to a TV or VCR without Audio/Video Input Terminals

Connecting to a TV/Monitor and Antenna

If an antenna cable is plugged into your TV (or if you have cable TV), use a Dreamcast RF unit (sold

separately).

Back side of the TV set (VHF 75 ohm)

1.Unplug the antenna cable from the TV, and plug it into the RF unit -ANTINterminal.

2.Plug the RF unit -TVOUTcable into the TV.

3.Plug the RF unit -A/VINcable into the AV terminal on the back of the Dreamcast.

NoteÊ

If your television is connected to a VCR, check to see if your VCR has audio/video input terminals to which you can connect the supplied stereo AV cable.

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VHF/UHF

Cable TV or

RF unit -TVOUTcable

 

VHF antenna

 

cable

 

ANT. IN

TV OUT

 

RF unit NTSC-M

CH3-CH4 Back side of

MODEL NO.HKT-8820

the Dreamcast

A/V IN

SELECT

 

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3

 

RF cable

 

 

To AV terminal

Connecting to a TV that is connected through a VCR

If a VCR is already connected between the antenna and your TV, you may still connect the Dreamcast by using a Dreamcast RF unit (sold separately).

 

Back side of the TV set (VHF 75 ohm)

1. Unplug the antenna cable from the TV and

 

 

 

VHF/UHF

plug it into the RF unit -ANT/IN-terminal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Plug the RF unit -TVOUTcable into the TV.

 

 

 

 

3. Plug the RF unit -A/VINcable into the AV

RF In

 

 

RF unit -TVOUTcable

terminal on the back of the Dreamcast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF

 

 

 

 

Video cassette out

 

 

 

 

recorder

 

 

 

 

RF unit ANT. IN

TV OUT

Back side of

 

MODEL NO.HKT-8820

 

NTSC-M

CH3-CH4

 

 

A/V IN

SELECT

the Dreamcast

 

 

4

3

RF cable

To AV terminal

Setting the TV Channel

If you are using an RF unit, see below.

1.Set the channel switch on the RF unit to CH3.

2.Set your TV to channel 3.

3.If channel 3 is used for TV viewing, set your TV to channel 4. Then set the channel switch on the RF unit to CH4.

NoteÊ

If your TV has automatic fine-tuningcontrol (AFC), turn it off and manually adjust the picture. However, if you have a color TV that turns black and white when the AFC is turned off, leave the AFC on.

Warning

Where to place the Dreamcast

ANT. IN

TV OUT

 

 

Side view

MODEL NO.HKT-8820

NTSC-M

CH3-CH4

A/V IN

SELECT

 

4

3

CH SELECT

CH4 – CH3

Place the Dreamcast in locations such as those described below. Failure to place the Dreamcast properly could result in fire or damage the Dreamcast.

A flat location

A location where none of the air holes are blocked

A location which is a good distance from heat sources such as on top of a television, VCR, or close to a heater

Never place the Dreamcast inside a sealed container. Doing so could damage the Dreamcast.

Lens

Do not touch the lens inside the disc door. If the lens gets dirty, it will

Lens

 

not be able to properly read discs, leading to malfunctions.

 

Call Sega’s Technical Support at www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA

 

before attempting to clean the lens.

 

 

Precautions

Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

 

 

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

 

Music

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

 

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Connecting t o a Telephone Line

Use the Dreamcast with an online software program to game with people all around the world and have fun on the Internet. Not all Dreamcast software supports online gameplay.

Please refer to the operating manual included with the software for information about online gaming options. It is not necessary to connect the Dreamcast to a telephone line when you are using it to play games offline (i.e., not connected to an online gaming service).

Connecting t o a telephone line

Telephone wall jack

 

Phone

cable

Modem

(32.8

ft.; included)

Phone jack

 

 

1 Make sure the Dreamcast power is off.

2 Connect one end of the included phone cable to the phone jack on the Dreamcast modem.

It does not matter which end of the phone cable is plugged into the Dreamcast or the wall. You may need to unplug your telephone from the wall jack before you can connect the phone cable from the Dreamcast.

3 Connect the other end of the phone cable to a telephone wall jack.

After Your Online Session

After you finish using the online software, reconnect your telephone to the telephone wall jack.

You will not be able to use your telephone if the telephone line is left connected to the Dreamcast.

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Safety

Precautions

Telephone w all jack

Make sure your telephone wall jack is a modular jack. If it is not a modular jack, you will need a modular conversion plug so that a modular plug can be connected to it. Contact your local telephone service provider for further information.

Modular plugs may vary from one area to another. Make sure to use the correct modular conversion plug for the modular jacks in your area.

Phone cable

Do not touch the plugs on the ends of the phone cable.

If the phone cable is not long enough, use a longer phone extension cable (sold separately).

Do not use an overly long phone cable. The longer the phone cable you use, the weaker the phone signal becomes. If the modem does not seem to work correctly or you get frequently disconnected, please try a shorter phone cable before contacting Sega’s Technical Support at www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

Do not bend, knot or kink the phone cable. Take care when positioning the phone cable to ensure that it will not trip someone or become snagged in some way.

Cable positioning

Position the phone cable as far away as possible from electrical devices such as computer displays, televisions and speakers. Communication errors may occur if it is too close to such devices.

Notes

If you have Call Waiting Service

Please note that if you have Call Waiting service and someone calls you while the Dreamcast is online, your connection may be disconnected or the game may function abnormally and disconnect.

If you want to ensure that the Dreamcast is not interrupted by incoming calls when you go online, we recommend disabling your Call Waiting service or adding a separate phone line dedicated to online use. Contact your local telephone service provider for further information.

Modems and Telephones

You cannot go online with the Dreamcast while you are using your telephone. (However, you can play games offline.)

You cannot use your telephone while the Dreamcast is online.

Connection Types that Cannot be Used for Online Gaming

You cannot go online with any connection other than a telephone line for home use.

You cannot go online using a modular jack connected to an extension phone. (Companies and government offices often use private branch exchanges (PBXs). An extension phone is a phone which is connected to a PBX and which requires you to dial 0 or some other number in order to place an outside call.)

You need an analog connection. The Dreamcast will not function with a digital connection.

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

 

 

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

Music

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

 

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Bef or e Using the Dreamcas t

Setting the date and time

A screen for setting the date and time is displayed the first time you turn on the Dreamcast or when you turn it on after leaving it off for an extended period of time. The information will initially be displayed in English. You can select from 6 different languages (see page 24).

Regardless of the status of the date and time, or the rechargeable battery, the Dreamcast will retain your language selection.

1 Press the POWER button to turn on the power.

The date/time setting screen will be displayed automatically after

the Dreamcast intro screen.

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2 Set the date and time.

Move the Directional Pad (or the Analog Thumb Pad) to the left or right to switch between date and time, and move it up or down to adjust the setting. The date format is as follows: month (mm)/day (dd)/year (yy)

Move left or right to change between fields. Move up or down to increase or decrease the numerical setting.

Cancel/ Return to previous screen

Enter

3 After setting the date and time, choose “Select” and press the A Button (Enter).

NotesÊ

The Dreamcast may not function correctly if the correct time is not set.

Do not touch the Analog Thumb Pad, Trigger L, or Trigger R on the controller while turning on the power. Doing so could cause the Dreamcast to malfunction since the controller will not be properly initialized.

R echar geable battery

The Dreamcast contains a rechargeable battery for saving information such as date and time settings.

It is recommended that you charge the Dreamcast for about two hours the first time you use it. The date and time settings can be maintained for about 20 days after the rechargeable battery has been charged for two hours.

Charging the rechargeable battery

The rechargeable battery is charged when the Dreamcast is connected to a power source and turned on. Charging works properly even when you are playing games.

If the battery is not retaining a charge, please contact Sega’s Technical Support at www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

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Safety

Precautions

Using the main menu

The Play, File management, Music and Setting screens can be accessed from the main menu.

It is not necessary to use the main menu for normal games or to play music CDs. When a disc is placed in the Dreamcast and the power is turned on, the game screen or music screen will be displayed

automatically if auto start is set “ON” (see page 24).

Icon selection

1 Use the Directional Pad (or Analog Thumb Pad) to highlight an icon.

Names/Connecting Part

Equipment Peripheral

Enter

2 Press the A Button to select the highlighted icon.

*Various settings can be changed by selecting the Settings icon (see page 24). The screen shots in this manual show the screens which appear when English is set as the display language.

Main menu

To display this screen, turn on the power without inserting a disc.

Play icon

Starts a game (see page 12).

Music icon

Displays the music screen (see page 22).

This allows you to play music CDs.

Date and Time

File icon

Displays the memory card selection screen (see page 14).

This allows you to perform file management procedures such as copying and deleting saved files or initializing a memory card.

Settings icon

Displays the settings screens (see page 24).

This allows you to change settings such as the screen display language, date and time, audio, auto start, as well as memory card date and time settings.

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

Music

Scr eensa ver function

If the Dreamcast is inactive for a set length of time, the screen brightness will automatically be reduced and a screensaver will start in order to prevent a ghost image from being burned onto the television screen.

If the Dreamcast is inactive for approximately 10 minutes:

Screen brightness is reduced to approximately 50%.

If the Dreamcast is inactive for approximately 20 minutes:

Screen brightness is reduced to approximately 20% and a screensaver starts.

The original screen is restored after any button or key is pressed.

Please note that while the screensaver function may help prevent possible screen damage to your television, there are many different makes and models with each having its own features and functions. Although we do not believe you will encounter any problems, Sega is not responsible for any damage to your television set. If you will be taking a break and desire to leave the Dreamcast on (unattended) for more than 60 minutes, we recommend that you turn off your television set.

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

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Playing a Game

Ho w to star t a game

1

First turn on the television power, then change

 

 

 

the television input mode to Video Input Mode.

 

 

 

See your television’s operating manual for information on how to

Label side

 

 

change to Video Input Mode (may also be called auxiliary input).

4

 

 

If you are connecting your Dreamcast via RF adapter, see the RF

 

 

adapter manual for directions.

 

 

 

2 Press the OPEN button to open the disc door.

3

 

 

Press the game disc down (label side up) as

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2

 

 

3 shown, until it clicks in place.

 

4 Manuallyplace. press the disc door shut until it locks in

5 Press the POWER button to turn on the power.

The game will start automatically after the Dreamcast logo screen is displayed.

NotesÊ

Do not touch the Analog Thumb Pad, Trigger L, or Trigger R on the controller while turning on the power. Doing so could cause the Dreamcast to malfunction since the controller will not be properly initialized.

Some games require a memory card for saving data (sold separately). See page 16 for information on how to initialize a memory card if initialization is necessary.

To display the game screen from the main menu (see page 11)

Select the Play icon and press the A Button.

Main Unit Memory

The Dreamcast contains a Main Unit Memory. The main unit memory contains: 1. Main Unit ID (identification number) which is set when the Dreamcast was manufactured and 2. Play History.

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Safety

Precautions

Ending a game

1

Press the OPEN button to open the disc door.

2

 

Make sure the disc has stopped spinning completely.

 

 

2

Remove the disc.

 

 

Put your index finger or middle finger in the center hole of the

1

 

disc, then gently lift up the edge of the disc with your thumb.

 

 

3 Close the disc door and press the POWER button to turn off the power.

Changing discs

To change discs and continue playing games, shut the disc door without turning off the power after exchanging discs. Certain games may encompass more than one disc. Follow directions in the game to exchange discs during gameplay.

Disc drive hub

Caution

• Opening the disc door after the Dreamcast power is turned off is extremely dangerous, since the disc will continue spinning at high speed without the brake to slow it down.

Be sure to follow the proper procedure when removing a disc.

• Do not press down forcefully on the disc drive hub. Doing so could result in injury or damage the Dreamcast.

R esetting

If the A Button, B Button, X Button, Y Button and Start Button are all pressed at the same time, the game in progress will be stopped and the game title screen or the main menu will be displayed. The game data of the game in progress will NOT be saved.

If you are using a Sega authorized controller which does not have these buttons, see the operating manual which came with your software or peripheral equipment.

If a game is in progress

The game will stop and the game title screen will be displayed.

If the game title screen is displayed

The main menu (see page 11) will be displayed.

A, B, X, and Y Buttons

START Button

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

 

 

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

Music

Settings

NoteÊ

You cannot reset the Dreamcast while game data is being saved or while the disc is being accessed.

Information

Additional

 

 

13

Managing Game F iles

You can save and manage game files (e.g., file copying or deleting) by inserting a Sega authorized memory card (sold separately) into Expansion Socket 1 or 2 on the controller.

NotesÊ

The first time you use a memory card (e.g., Visual Memory Unit; sold separately) after purchasing it, you will need to initialize the card. See “Initializing a memory card” (see page 16).

Before connecting the Visual Memory Unit card to the controller, change the Visual Memory Unit to Clock or File mode. The memory card may malfunction in other modes. See the Visual Memory Unit operating manual for further details.

Use only Sega authorized memory cards.

Selecting a memor y card

Select the memory card you want to display on the screen from among the memory cards connected to the controller.

1 Insert the memory card.

2 Select the File icon from the main menu

(see page 11), then press the A Button (Enter).

The memory card selection screen will be displayed.

3 Select the icon corresponding to the memory card whose file menu you want to display, then press the A Button (Enter).

 

B

A

Memory card (e.g.,

 

 

 

 

 

SLEEPMODE

Visual Memory

 

 

 

Unit; sold

Icon

 

 

separately)

selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to

 

 

 

previous

 

 

 

screen

 

 

 

Enter

Memory card selection screen

Percentage of memory used

Number of free blocks

Controller

The display shows which of the control ports (A, B, C, or D) a controller is connected to.

BACK icon

 

When this is selected and the A Button

Socket 2 Socket 1

is pressed, the previous screen

(main menu) is displayed again.

14

Memory Card icon

The memory cards connected to Expansion Socket 1 or 2 on each controller are displayed.

When a memory card is selected and the A button (Enter) is pressed, the file menu screen (see page 15) is displayed, and files stored on the memory card can be accessed. If the hourglass icon is displayed, the Dreamcast is trying to read the contents of the memory card.

Safety

Precautions

Selecting a file

Select files on the memory card for copying, deleting, etc.

1 On the memory card selection screen (see page 14), select a Memory Card icon and press the A Button (Enter).

The file menu screen will be displayed.

Icon selection

B

A

 

SLEEPMODE

Part Memory card

(sold separately)

 

Peripheral

Names/Connecting

Return to

previous

Equipment

screen

Enter

2 Select the icon corresponding to the file to be

Dreamcastthe

UsingBefore

copied, deleted, etc., then press the A Button

 

 

(Enter).

 

 

 

 

 

File menu screen

 

 

 

aPlaying

 

Selects all

Additional files above.

 

Additional files below.

 

ALL icon

Icon

 

Icon

 

 

files.

 

 

File icon

Game

 

 

 

The color displayed for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this icon varies

 

 

 

 

 

depending on the type

 

 

Memory

 

 

of file.

 

 

 

 

•Green: Executable files

 

 

Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

for Visual Memory Unit

 

 

The selected

 

 

 

 

 

 

games, etc. (including

FilesGame

 

memory card

 

 

Managing

 

 

files that cannot be

is displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

copied)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•Red: Copy-protected

 

 

 

 

 

files

 

 

Percentage of

 

 

•Black: Saved game

 

 

memory used

 

 

files

 

 

Number of free

 

 

When selected, files

 

 

blocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

blink in yellow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game title

 

 

 

Music

 

BACK icon

 

 

Information about

 

 

 

 

 

Goes back one

 

 

the selected file

 

 

screen (to the

 

 

 

 

 

memory card

 

 

 

 

 

selection screen).

 

 

 

 

 

 

File creation

GAME/DATA

 

 

 

date

Time

This indicates whether the displayed information is

 

 

 

File name/Comments

 

a Visual Memory Unit game or a file saved from

 

 

 

 

game software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of blocks used

NoteÊ

The memory card selection screen will be displayed again if the memory card is removed while the file menu is displayed.

Settings

Visual Memory Unit game (VMU game)

A Visual Memory Unit game (VMU game) is a mini-gameplayed on the Visual Memory Unit.

The Visual Memory Unit has the ability to accept downloaded mini-gamesfrom certain software forstand-aloneplay. See the operation manual for your software to see if this feature is available.

Information

Additional

 

 

15

Managing Game F iles

Initializing a memory card

Initialization is the process of erasing all files using the ALL icon.

Initialization is necessary the first time you use a memory card after purchaseor when you can no longer use a memory card for some reason. There are also some settings that can only be changed at initialization time: icon and color. These two settings can be used to help differentiate one memory card from another.

1

Select the ALL icon on the file

Icon

selection

 

menu screen and press the A Button (Enter).

 

B

A

2 Select “Delete All (Memory Reset)” and press the A Button (Enter).

3 Confirm that you want to delete all files by selecting “Yes” and pressing the A Button (Enter).

4 Select an icon and press the A Button (Enter).

Please review the icons displayed on the screen. Using the Directional Pad or the Analog Thumb Pad highlight the icon you like and press the A Button (Enter) to choose it. Choose “Select” to continue to the next display.

SLEEPMODE

Memory card (sold separately)

Return to previous screen/Cancel

Enter

16

5 Select a color and press the A Button (Enter).

Please review the colors displayed on the screen. Using the Directional Pad or the Analog Thumb Pad highlight the color you like and press the A Button (Enter) to choose it. Choose “Select” to continue to the next display.

6 Confirm your choice of color and icon. Select “Yes” and press the A Button (Enter).

The memory card will be initialized. A completion message is displayed.

Press the A Button to go back to the file menu screen.

NotesÊ

To avoid any possible damage during the initialization process

Do not remove the controller connector from the Dreamcast.

Do not remove or connect peripheral equipment (e.g., memory cards) from the controller.

Do not power off or unplug the Dreamcast.

The initialization process erases all of the files in a memory card. Be sure to thoroughly check the contents of the memory card before initializing it.

If desired, copy selected files to another memory card before starting the initialization process. See page 18.

 

Precautions

Safety

 

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

 

Music

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

17

Managing Game F iles

Cop ying files

You can copy files from a selected memory card to another memory card.

1 On the file menu screen, select the file to be copied and press the A Button (Enter).

Select/Deselect all

Memory card files corresponding

to the same game (sold separately)

(see page 21)

Icon selection

Return to previous screen/ Cancel

Enter

2 Select “Copy” and press the A Button (Enter).

3 Select the destination memory card and press the A Button (Enter).

4 Select “Start Copying” and press the A Button (Enter).

At this point, you may also select “View Contents” and press the A Button (Enter) to view the file information on a possible destination memory card.

Select “Cancel” and press the A or B Button to return to the previous screen.

A completion message is displayed.

Press the A Button to return to the file menu screen.

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NotesÊ

To avoid any possible damage during the copying process

Do not remove the controller connector from the Dreamcast.

Do not remove or connect peripheral equipment (e.g., memory cards) from the controller.

Do not power off or unplug the Dreamcast.

Copying is not possible in the following cases.

When the file is a copy-protectedfile.

When the file is a Visual Memory Unit game (VMU game) file which is copy-protected.

When there is not sufficient free space on the destination memory card.

A Visual Memory Unit game (VMU game) file cannot be copied to a destination memory card if there is already a Visual Memory Unit game (VMU game) file on the destination memory card.

 

Precautions

Safety

 

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

 

Music

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

19

Managing Game F iles

Dele ting files

You can delete selected files from a selected memory card.

1

On the file menu screen, select the file to be

Memory card

Select/Deselect all

files corresponding

deleted and press the A Button (Enter).

(sold separately)

 

 

to the same game

 

 

 

(see page 21)

 

Icon selection

 

 

 

 

Return to

 

 

 

previous

 

 

 

screen/Cancel

 

 

 

Enter

2 Select “Delete” and press the A Button (Enter).

3 After confirming the file, select “Yes” and press the A Button (Enter).

A completion message is displayed.

Press the A Button to return to the file menu screen.

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NotesÊ

Once deleted, a file cannot be retrieved.

To avoid any possible damage during the deletion process

Do not remove the controller connector from the Dreamcast.

Do not remove or connect peripheral equipment (e.g., memory cards) from the controller.

Selecting a group of files

Selecting a group of files corresponding to the same game title

If you press the X or Y Button on the Controller, instead of the A Button, you can select all files corresponding to the same game title as the highlighted file. Note, however, that you cannot select executable files such as Visual Memory Unit game (VMU game) files.

Press the X or Y Button once more to cancel the selection.

Selecting all files

You can select all files in a memory card by selecting the ALL icon.

X Button

Y Button

 

Precautions

Safety

 

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

 

Music

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

21

Listening to Music

Listening to music CDs

First turn on the television power, then change the television input mode to Video Input Mode. See your television’s operating manual for information on how to change to Video Input Mode.

1

 

Label side up

 

Press the OPEN button to open the disc door.

3

 

2

Press the music CD down as shown until it clicks

 

 

 

in place.

2

 

 

4

1

3

 

Manually press the disc door shut.

 

 

4

Press the POWER button to turn on the power.

 

 

 

The music CD playing screen will be displayed automatically after

 

 

the Dreamcast logo screen is displayed.

To display the music screen from the main menu (see page 11)

Select the Music icon and press the A Button.

Caution

Do not touch the disc while it is spinning. Doing so could result in personal injury or damage to the disc or the Dreamcast.

NoteÊ

Do not touch the Analog Thumb Pad, Trigger L, or Trigger R on the controller while turning on the power. Doing so could cause the Dreamcast to malfunction since the controller will not be initialized properly.

22

Music screen

Icon selection

Number of tracks

The total number of tracks or the current track number is displayed.

Repeat display

: Repeat current track

: Repeat all tracks

BACK icon

Returns to the previous screen (main menu).

Previous track

Goes back to the previous track. If a CD is playing, this button will go back to the beginning of the current track.

Stop

Stops playing.

Return to previous screen

Enter

Playing time

Displays the total playing time for all tracks or the playing time for the current track.

Precautions

Safety

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

Dreamcast the

Using Before

Game a Playing

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

Next track

Goes to the next track.

Play/Pause

Music

Starts playing or pauses the

 

track if the CD is playing.

 

Repeat (repeat play)

 

Repeats the current track or all tracks. The

 

player cycles between the repeat modes each

Settings

 

time this button is pressed as follows:

 

Repeat one track Repeat all tracks Clear

Information

Additional

 

 

23

Changing V arious Settings

1 On the main menu (see page 11), select the Settings icon and press the A Button (Enter).

Icon

Memory card

selection

(sold separately)

The settings screen will be displayed.

B

A

 

SLEEPMODE

2 Select the parameter you want to change and press the A Button (Enter).

The screen for setting the selected parameter will be displayed.

Return to previous screen/ Cancel

Enter

Language

Date/Time

Sound

 

Other

Select the desired

Setting auto start

 

display language

 

from the following:

 

Japanese, English,

 

Deutsch, Français,

 

Español, Italiano.

 

 

 

Change the Dreamcast date and time. The controller actions are the same as those described in Setting the Date and Time (see page 10).

Set the audio to Stereo or Monaural. Mono should be selected if the Dreamcast is connected to a monaural device (see page 6).

Auto Start ‘ON’

With this setting, the game screen is displayed automatically when a Dreamcast-onlydisc such as a game disc is inserted in Dreamcast.

Auto Start ‘OFF’

With this setting, it is necessary to select the Play icon or Music icon on the main menu after inserting a disc by pressing the A Button.

Synchronize the memory card clocks with the

Dreamcast.

Synchronize the time between the Dreamcast and all connected memory cards.

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Er ror Messag es

File management

Safety

Precautions

Error message

No memory card found.

Meaning of message and what to do

A memory card is not connected to the controller. Insert a memory card into a controller expansion socket.

A controller is not connected to the Dreamcast. Connect a controller properly to the Dreamcast.

You may be using an unauthorized memory card.

The destination Memory Card is full. Unable to copy.

The destination Memory Card is not ready. Unable to copy.

The memory card cannot be used until all files have been deleted.

The command was not completed due to a memory card being removed/inserted. Check card(s) and try again.

Delete some files from the destination memory card to free up space and try copying again. Alternatively, replace the current destination memory card with one that has sufficient free space.

The destination memory card is no longer usable for some reason. Initialize the memory card and try copying again (initializing the memory card will erase all of the files on it).

The destination memory card cannot be used for some reason. Initialize the memory card and try copying again (initializing the memory card will erase all of the files on it).

The memory card currently under command was removed, a memory card was inserted into the same Controller as the memory card currently under command or the Controller for the memory card currently under command was disconnected from the Dreamcast.

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

 

 

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

This file cannot be copied.

This game dose not support the AV cable currently connected to the main console. Turn off the power and replace the cable.

Game Playing

Error message

Please insert game disc.

The file is copy-protected;it cannot be copied.

The type of AV cable currently connected to the Dreamcast is not supported by the software. Please remove the AV cable currently connected and replace it with a type supported by the software.

Meaning of message and what to do

This message is displayed if the Play icon is selected when a game disc is not inserted in the Dreamcast. Insert a game disc in the proper orientation.

Managing

Files Game

Music

If a message different from those presented above is displayed, contact Sega’s Technical Support at www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

Settings

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

25

Troubleshoo ting

Your Dreamcast may not require repair service in cases such as those described below. Before contacting Sega’s Technical Support, please go over the checks below.

Dreamcast

Problem

What to check

What to do

Reference page

 

 

 

 

The Dreamcast is so

• Are the air holes blocked?

• Set the Dreamcast in an approved

p.2, 3

hot you cannot

Is the Dreamcast set at an angle?

location, then turn off the power and

 

touch it.

Is it set close to anything that

unplug the power cable from the outlet.

 

 

radiates heat?

Next, leave the Dreamcast idle until it

 

 

Is air blowing out of the fan vent?

cools down. If no air is coming out of

 

 

 

the fan vent, do not use the Dreamcast.

 

 

 

Contact Sega’s Technical Support at

 

 

 

www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

 

 

 

 

 

Power supply

Problem

What to check

What to do

Reference page

 

 

 

 

The date and time

• Is this the first time you have used

• The rechargeable battery has lost its

p.10

setting screen is

the Dreamcast since purchasing it,

charge. Connect the Dreamcast to an

 

displayed each time

or the first time after an extended

outlet and turn on the power. Charge

 

the power is turned

period of not using it?

the rechargeable battery for at least

 

on.

 

two hours.

 

 

 

* If the date and time setting screen is

 

 

 

still displayed after the rechargeable

 

 

 

battery has been charged, contact

 

 

 

Sega’s Technical Support at

 

 

 

www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA

 

 

 

 

 

The Dreamcast does

• Is the power cable properly

• Securely plug the power cable into

p.6

not turn on when the

connected?

the Dreamcast and the outlet.

POWER button is

• Are you using a Sega authorized

• Only use a Sega authorized power

pressed.

power cable?

cable.

 

 

 

 

 

Operation

 

Problem

What to check

What to do

 

 

Reference page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The game does not

• Is the disc properly seated?

• Securely seat the disc in place with the

p.12

 

start when a disc is

 

label side up.

 

 

 

 

inserted.

• Are there any fingerprints or dirt on

• Clean the underside of the disc with a

 

 

the disc?

store-boughtCD cleaner or similar

 

 

 

 

cleaner.

 

 

 

 

 

• Is the lens inside the disc door dirty?

• Contact Sega’s Technical Support at

p.7

 

 

 

www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

 

 

 

• Is the type of disc suitable for your

• Use Dreamcast-onlysoftware discs that

 

 

Dreamcast?

bear the

 

 

mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Is auto start set to OFF?

• Set auto start to ON.

p.24

 

 

• Does the same problem occur with

• Contact Sega’s Technical Support at

 

 

other Dreamcast discs?

www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

 

 

 

• Is the disc scratched?

• Contact Sega’s Technical Support at

 

 

 

www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The controller does

• Is the controller properly connected

• Properly connect the controller to a

p.5

 

not work.

to a control port on the Dreamcast?

control port before turning on the power.

 

 

 

• If peripheral equipment is

• Properly connect the peripheral

p.5

 

 

connected to a controller expansion

equipment after reading the operating

 

 

 

socket on the controller, is it

manual for the peripheral equipment.

 

 

 

properly connected?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Are you touching the Analog

• Turn off the power, then turn it back on

p.10

 

 

Thumb Pad, Trigger L or Trigger R

without touching the Analog Thumb

(Note)

 

 

on the controller when you turn the

Pad, Trigger L or Trigger R.

 

 

 

power on?

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

• Is the peripheral Sega authorized?

• Only use Sega authorized Dreamcast

 

 

peripherals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video and audio

Problem

What to check

What to do

Reference page

 

 

 

 

There is absolutely

• Is the power cable properly

• Securely plug the power cable into the

p.6

no video.

connected?

Dreamcast and the outlet.

 

 

• Are the Dreamcast and the television

• Turn on the Dreamcast and the

 

on?

television.

 

 

• Are the Dreamcast and the television

• Securely plug the AV cable into the

p.6

 

properly connected through the AV

Dreamcast and the correct terminal on

 

 

cable?

the television.

 

 

• Is the television input (Television/

• Set the television input to the correct

 

Video switch) set to Video?

setting. If there is more than one video

 

 

 

input terminal on the television, read

 

 

 

your television’s operating manual for

 

 

 

proper setting.

 

 

• Is there more than one AV input

• Refer to your television’s operating

p.6

 

terminal on the television?

manual to ensure you have made the

 

 

 

proper settings. If necessary, try a

 

 

 

different AV input terminal.

 

 

• Are the power cable and/or video

• Only use Sega authorized cables.

 

cable Sega authorized?

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is no audio.

• Is the power cable properly

• Securely plug the power cable into

p.6

 

connected?

Dreamcast and the outlet.

 

 

• Are the Dreamcast and the television

• Turn on the Dreamcast and the

 

on?

television.

 

 

• Are the Dreamcast and the television

• Securely plug the AV cable into the

p.6

 

properly connected through the AV

Dreamcast and the correct terminal on

 

 

cable?

the television.

 

 

• Is the television input (Television/

• Set the television input to the correct

 

Video switch) set to Video?

setting. If there is more than one video

 

 

 

input terminal on the television, read

 

 

 

your television’s operating manual for

 

 

 

the proper setting.

 

 

• Is the television volume set to a low

• Adjust the volume.

 

level or mute?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video and audio

• Are there any scratches, fingerprints,

• Clean the underside of the disc with a

output are cut off

or dirt on the disc?

store-boughtCD cleaner or similar

 

while a game is in

 

cleaner.

 

progress.

• Is the power cable properly

• Securely plug the power cable into the

p.6

 

connected?

Dreamcast and the outlet.

 

 

• Are the Dreamcast and the television

• Securely plug the AV cable into the

p.6

 

properly connected through the AV

Dreamcast and the correct terminal on

 

 

cable?

the television.

 

 

 

 

 

If you experience other problems, unplug the power cable from the outlet and contact Sega’s Technical Support at www.sega.com or 1-800-USA-SEGAfor further information.

Precautions

Safety

 

 

 

 

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

 

 

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

Music

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

27

R atings and Specifications

Model

HKT-3020(main unit)

Used power supply

AC100 V to 120 V, 50/60 Hz

Wattage

Approximately 27 W

Usage environment

Temperature:

41 to 95°F

 

Humidity:

20 to 90% RH (no condensation)

External dimensions

Approximately 7 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 3 inches (W x D x H)

Weight

Approximately 3 pounds

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Sega of America, Inc.

P.O.Box 7639 San Francisco, CA 94120-7639

1-800-USA-SEGA& www.sega.com

Please note that specifications and product exterior may change without notice.

Unauthorized reproduction of the contents of this document is prohibited.

SEGA, Dreamcast, the Dreamcast logo and Visual Memory are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sega Enterprises, Ltd.

Microsoft, Windows, and the WindowsCE logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries.

Incorporated software uses fonts based on the fonts of Fontworks International Limited and have been customized for Dreamcast. The Fontworks company name and font names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fontworks International Limited.

Export, use for profit, rental or leasing of this product is prohibited.

Further, Sega offers no warranty service or support outside of the US and Canada.

Product covered under one or more of the following U.S. Patent Nos: 5,460,374; 5,525,770; 5,627,895; 5,688,173; 4,442,486; 4,454,594; 4,462,076; and Re. 35,839; and Japanese Patent No. 2,870,538 (Patents pending in U.S. and other countries); Canada Patent No. 1,183,276.

Precautions

Safety

 

 

 

 

Equipment Peripheral

Names/Connecting Part

 

 

Dreamcast the

Using Before

 

 

 

 

Game a Playing

 

 

 

 

 

Files Game

Managing

 

 

Music

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Additional

 

 

29

*THIS, LIMITED, WARRANTY IS VALID FOR U.S. AND CANADIAN SEGA DREAMCAST SYSTEMS MANUFACTURED FOR SALE IN AND PURCHASED AND OPERATED IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, ONLY!

Limited Warranty

Sega of America, Inc. warrants to the original consumer purchaser that the Sega Dreamcast System and all component parts shall be free from defects in material workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase. If a defect covered by this limited warranty occurs during this 90-daywarranty period, Sega will repair or replace the defective system or component part, at its option, free of charge. This limited warranty does not apply if the Sega Dreamcast is used with products not distributed or licensed by Sega, or if the defects have been caused by negligence, accident, unreasonable use, modification, tampering or any other causes not related to defective materials or workmanship. Additionally, this warranty shall not be valid if the serial number of the Sega Dreamcast System unit has been altered, defaced or removed in any way. Please retain the original or a photocopy of your dated sales receipt to easily establish the date of purchase forin-warrantyrepairs.

Obtaining Technical Help/Service

To receive trouble shooting assistance, please contact Sega at:

• web site

http://www.sega.com

• email address

support@sega.com

• 800 number

1-800-USA-SEGA

If a representative is unable to solve your problem, you will be given instructions for obtaining exchange/ repair service. The following options are available:

Rapid Exchange Program: You will be directed to the nearest Sega authorized service center. Upon receipt of your unit and verification of proof of purchase, the authorized service center will notify Sega to ship a “remanufactured” replacement (in like new condition) directly to you.

Repair Service: If you prefer to have your original unit repaired, you will need to return the defective merchandise, freight prepaid and insured against loss or damage, to Sega’s main service center. Sega reserves the right to replace items if repairs are not feasible.

To receive warranty service in the U.S. and Canada, contact Sega’s Service Department at: www.sega.com or 1-800-872-SEGA.PLEASE CALL FIRST FOR REPAIR INFORMATION. The cost of returning the system to Sega’s Service Center shall be paid for by the purchaser.

Repairs After Expiration of Warranty

If your Sega Dreamcast System requires repairs after the termination of the 90-daylimited warranty period, you may contact Sega at the web site, email address, or 800 number listed on this page for instructions on receiving technical support and repair service.

Limitations On Warranty

Any applicable implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby limited to 90 days from the date of Purchase and are subject to the conditions set forth herein. In no event shall Sega of America, Inc., be liable for consequential or incidental damages resulting from the breach of any express or implied warranties.

The provisions of this limited warranty are valid in the United States only. Some States do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or exclusion of consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty provides you with specific legal rights. You may have other rights, which vary from state to state.

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User Information

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Primary Users Details

Title (eg Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms)

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Equipment Peripheral

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About Your Dreamcast:

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