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I have a sega genesis and has been stored away for awhile but i found it. I plugged it in and put a game in but the tv screen just went black and white and was like fuzzy with lines. Any advice?

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U could try cleaning the contacts with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip,that might work,just let it dry before u try to play it

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