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Problems getting Mega CD to work...

Hi, I just got a Sega mega CD 1 and I can't get it to work. No lights are displayed and the tray doesn't open. I have both power cords (from the mega drive and CD consoles attached and on. The RF cord from the mega drive is in and at the right channel. The other cords that fit into the back of the TV are in (red and white).

The mega drive works, and plays games fine, but I get nothing on the mega CD. Any ideas? Thanks heaps for any answers you might be able to help me with...

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Help! My Sega-Mega CD won't work. The MegaDrive works just fine (I played a game on it just 5 minutes ago) but the Mega CD won't even start. I've set it all up, referred to the manual and reset it and done...


the fuse has probably gone in it, thats a common problem with the sega cd's, you will have to replace the fuse on it, try looking up "sega cd model 2 fuse repair" in google and there should be some info/video's on the net to help you ;) I only know because I have the same problem lol

Dec 10, 2010 | Sega Mega-CD Console

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Keeping your Sega CD from Short-Circuting and fix it if it does


Sega/Mega CDs are fragile systems and one power surge will kill them but you can stop it
  1. Invest in a surge protector it will easily protect your console from most surges
  2. Unplug your Sega CD when not using it this will completely stop any risk of it becoming damaged.
Repairing it is a bit of an undertakingThis Requires Soldering skills and a basic knowledge of electronic components.
This is a more "unique" fix, I have not seen this anywhere on net before. It took a few hours to find this on my Mega CD 2... But should relate to all "newer" Sega hardware. They are not in the MD 1 or SMS 1 as far as I have seen.
This info applies to the PAL (AU - EUROPE) and NTSC (USA). (And possibly most other versions as well)
The internal fuse is a resistor like component that sits at the back of the Mega CD 2 near were the switch is to sense if the CD lid is open.
On this board the fuse is located on the soldering side, labelled "F301", and is rated at 2.5A. It is beige in colour( US Mega CD 2) OR Bright Green ( PAL Mega CD 2).
All you have to do is use a fuse holder with wire fly leads. Solder one of the leads to either end of the PCB were the legs of the internal fuse are.
firehand94.jpgPicture of a M205 in-line fuse holder with fly leads. (You can use 3AG size fuse holder.. they are just larger.. Which makes it harder to fit in the case.)
Pop in a 850mA fuse (AU PAL Mega CD 2) Will be higher around 1-1.5 A for the MD 2 or SMS 2. (don't exceed 2A).




1. Open Mega CD II, Remove the screws (5) that hold down the metal shield (Red Arrows). Also there are 2 metal "tags" that hook under the slot were the MD connects to the Mega CD (Blue Arrows). These need to be bent back so the shield can be lifted up.
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2. The shield has been removed. The fuse is located in the red circle area.
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3. View from the left hand side.
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4. Close up of the fuse marked "F301"
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There are a few versions of Mega CDs and Megadrives that don't use the fusible resistor like the one in the picture above. Instead underneath the PCB in about the same location is a white rectangle surface mounted fuse. Should have like X.X A on it. To fix this... you do the same thing.. But solder each end of the fuse holder to each side of the surface mount fuse. I think it is still labelled "F301" though. Below is a picture of it...
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Can't find the frequency for the genisis 1 sega megadrive, I have the RF converter but I've tried doing auto search and manual, just cant find it...


Hi some new TV'S may not have the frequency of these old consoles i recommend purchasing a AV cable which is can be found at http://www.gameoz.com.au/store/sega-mega-drive/mega-drive-accessories/sega-mega-drive-1-av-cable.html

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Mega CD 1 loading problem


Yes, but get ready to take it apart. The gears are out of alignment that operate the CD mech, and also dried out. Lithium grease helps it, keeps everything lubricated well. When you hold it vertically the things all move on the inside slightly but they go back again when you set it back down. Look at any washers and where gear shafts or other parts sit.

Apr 13, 2010 | Sega Mega-CD Console

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Hi,my mega cd console has stopped loading discs,is there a simple fix for this or is the laser dead


well it could just be dust on the laser you may want to open it and look at the laser and see if it turns on if it does then it just something in the way of it

Nov 12, 2009 | Sega Mega-CD Console

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Hi can you tell me what amp fuse do i replace for the internal fuse on the pal sega mega cd 2 please


The fuse labeled F301 inside the MEGACD is 2.5A. It is beige in colour( US Mega CD 2) OR Bright Green (PAL Mega CD 2).

Most guides I have seen say to replace it with an 850mA, and never anything exceding 2A

Oct 27, 2009 | Sega Mega-CD Console

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