dreamcast broken

i just got a dreamcast for $5 at a pawn shop. it loads the bios screen correctly, but i get the set date/time screen and i can't move the cursor at all. i think this has something to do with the controller port. i've tried two different controllers and neither seem to work. what is the best method to try and fix this, or did i just lose $5?
btw, they have another one there for $5 that i'd be willing to pick up for someone if they need the parts or something. this one powers on but doesn't load the BIOS screen at all.

Jaded God

Established Member
I would try http://www.dcemulation.com and ask them on the forums

They have tons of people who can help you directly asset this question.