Question about Sega Genesis Console
I recently got my hands on a Sega Genesis console from a relative. When I hooked it up (all connections were correct and all that) and powered it up, there was a signal going to the TV but just a black screen. Is the console just dead or is there a way to fix it?
It might be dead. I used to have two of them I got from a relative as well and one of them did the same thing. The inside might just be fried (they're old consoles). You could take it to a repair place if you really wanted to but it may cost more money to have it looked at than the system is worth as a whole.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem is most likely not the console. The first thing you should try is cleaning the contacts on your games. Most of the games have tamper proof fasteners so unless you have the right tools you won't be able to open them. You can take a q-tip with a little alcohol (damp not wet) and clean both sides of the circuit board on the cartridge until the q-tip comes out clean. Let it dry before sticking it into the console. If you do this to a couple of games with no luck try taking an emery board (for fingernails) and gently inserting it into the connector in the console a few times all along the length of it. Make sure to only push it straight in and pull it straight out. If you try pushing it side to side while it is in there you could damage the connector.
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
If the screen changes (From snow to black or something) when the console is turned on it sound like the console is partially working. Try cleaning the Cardridge pins que tip and some sort of cleaning fluid.
Once this is done insert and eject the cartridge several times then repeat the cleaning process on the cartridge. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
SOURCE: how do i set up my sega genesis
There should be regular av cables and wall adapter for it. Mine came with the wrong cords and that might of happened to you. So if you don't know the av cables go in the back of the tv and plug's in the back of the sega. and the wall adapter goes in the wall. If you don't have the cords than get them off line. Type in:
cut and paste it online and you can get them.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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