Reply to post: Re: "Twenty years of booting up your—BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP—Dreamcast."

Beware the trainee with time on his hands and an Acorn manual on his desk

Baldrickk Silver badge

Re: "Twenty years of booting up your—BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP—Dreamcast."

He's not talking about it being slow...

The VMUs (Visual memory units (aka memory cards)) are pretty much mini gameboys - they have a screen, D-PAD, A, B, start buttons and though not used much could be used to play games.

This meant they needed their own battery, which was a cell battery, like you might find in a clock.

When the battery has run down, starting up the Dreamcast provides power to the memory card and it beeps loudly as it turns on.

As almost no-one played any of the very few little games, no-one bothered replacing the batteries. So all Dreamcasts make a loud beep when turning on.

Especially mine, which has three of them :-P

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