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You could buy a broken Sega genesis console off of eBay and if it has parts that work you could swap parts From the broken Sega genesis console and put them in your guys console it requires soldering and a buy pass plug from radio shack and. Has a high rate of not working if you don't know how to fix it. It would be better to buy a new one then and sell yours broken on eBay.

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Nov 18, 2018


It sounds like maybe the game packs need to be cleaned out then with qutips and rubbing alcohol to see if that works if no luck there could be an internal issue or issues with with the console that would need to be repaired maybe the video chip has gone bad then.

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Jul 17, 2018


Well it could be that the game packs are dirty try cleaning them out with qutips and rubbing alcohol and trying cleaning out the console with compressed air cans too see if it makes a difference.

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017


It might be having internal issues the console or it could be broken. You could try and find someone that can fix old consoles or send it somewhere that can fix old consoles.

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017


The voltage regulator might not be working correctly that is the side of the console that the voltage regulator is on the left side.the capacitors could be starting too go bad maybe?

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017


I had had a problem with my old Sega Genesis console the red light would not turn on even though I had turned the power on after a few se the voltage regulator got very hot really fast you could have a similar issue like I had for this if it is stone cold then it is dead. Try another ac adapter too see if it works if it does work then the ac adapter was bad. If there is no power light being on and it gets really hot really fast then it could be the capacitors that are causing it not to work or the voltage regulator is not working right. So you could buy a new one then.

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017


There's a couple ways to hook it to a hdtv...you can use the original one that hooks up with cable wire ..just connect to cable connection on back of tv...switch to channel 3 or 4 on tv...or get the better a/v connecters connect to rca jacks...goodluck

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Jun 03, 2016


you should have a red light and if its on it should be working. I would just go on Amazon and buy a AV connector for the system, no need to use RF like its 1989 :)

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Mar 13, 2016


YouTuber Challenge - Cracked Mega Drive Mobo - Let's Repair - Console Rescue
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Published on May 30, 2013
Recently I was challenged by fellow YouTuber Daz, cojonesdeloro, to rescue his badly damaged Japanese SEGA Mega Drive. To add to the problems, his console was also what is sometimes referred to as an Asian PAL Mega Drive. Basically an originally Japanese console which has been "converted" (butchered

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Jan 12, 2016


Well the controller might be broken then and try using another controller if still no luck this has happened once before to me the contollers were find but I had tried to solder the control port for player 2 and it had worked after that it could just be that issue then with needing to be resoldered. Sometimes the controller ports can become a little loose do to old age and usage.

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Dec 01, 2015


Well try cleaning the game pack out with qutips and rubbing alchal. $_1.jpg?set_id=880000500f

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Dec 01, 2015


no i dont think there are any "official" ones exept the box u get the console in and the boxes you get the games in

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Apr 27, 2015


need to have an antenna port on the tv, once connected, need to turn the TV by searching for the frequency on your tv

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015


The button cell battery is dead. You can replace them but you will have to solder them in. If you decide to do so dont heat the battery up to much for it may explode. If you have a friend that knows how to solder ask them for help.

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Feb 10, 2015


You might want to resolder all the pins on the connector, and when you are in there, eeplace the caps to make it last forever

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Dec 15, 2014


C'mon, this is a 90's system- blow in it- everyone knows that. Seriously, put some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip, and lean both sides of the contacts that go into the console. That should help.

Sega Genesis... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014


Close to the power supply input is a 9-pin round connector.
You will need a cable that connect this output to your TV.
You can find the description here:
http://www.gametrog.com/GAMETROG/SEGA_Genesis_1_2_3_Information_Specs.html

Halfway the page you will find the description of the MK-1631 with details about the cable you need.

There is a picture of the cable here:
http://www.gametrog.com/GAMETROG/How_SEGA_AV_Audio_Video_Cable_RF_Box_RCA_Composite_S-video_Component_HD_for_Genesis_CD_32x_Saturn_Dreamcast.html

You can also google for a "9-pin A/V Cable for SMS & GENESIS".

I hope this helps!

Sega Genesis... | Answered on May 17, 2014

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