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Sega Genesis power light turns on but nothing happens on TV except when I jiggle the port that goes out to TV. The wire connecting to TV has been unplugged and plugged back into the sega many times.

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GEt a new wire...theres a break somewhere in the wire...happened to me

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Maybe you are supposed to be on Channel 4. There should be a 3-4 switch on your RF adapter. Try wiggling the video connection in the back of your genesis and see if that fixes anything, it might be a lose port, in which case you have to wrap the cable underneath the genesis or something heavy to keep it at a working angle (if you find a working angle).

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sometimes the LED goes on the Megadrive
so try to tune it in anyway. (clean a game and put it in)
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this is fixed by unscrewing the megadrive and a little solder on the each of the 3 joints.

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