The sega game gear I just purchased off Ebay is having issues. I turn the power switch to on, and the red light blinks, then turns off. I have replaced the batteries, I have plugged in the power adapter, I have fiddled with contrast, I have shaken it, blown the cartridge, twirled a dead chicken over my head, and prayed to God, Allah, and Yaweh. I'm giving it as a gift, and I'm sad that it's not working :-(
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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.
This is pretty common. The games just need a good Q-Tip cleaning, and then the weird clean pencil-eraser rubbing.
Get out a Q-Tip, and rub it inside the game, on the copper part (The part you stick down into the system.). Keep doing this with new Q-Tips if the old ones get soiled with black stuff. After the new Q-Tip comes out white, it should work.
Sometimes, that isn't enough. Use some Windex or any other rubbing alcohol, dip it onto a Q-Tip, and rub it onto the copper part. Then, use a dry Q-Tip to dry it off, and let it sit out of it's case and out of the system for about 20 minutes so that the alcohol dries.
If that doesn't work, use a pencil with a clean pink eraser at the tip. Rub it inside the game, and use a Q-Tip to get all of the eraser shavings out. This breaks the electro-static cling/friction made when the game is being read by the system.
And if none of that works, go on Amazon or Ebay or to the store Slackers and get new video and AC wires for the Genesis. Sometimes that's all it needs!
I really hope this helps!
Sounds like you have a master system 1 version and if the light on the console is not turning on then your power adaptor is likely faulty. see if you can test the power adaptor with a multi meter. If faulty you can purchase a new one from www.gameoz.com.au
HI, the power unit is experiencing some difficulties due the an overheating issue. if the light is turning yellow at any time, this will confirm a overheating issue. Now, if the light is simply turning red and, powering off then system with a red blink, this will confirm a power unit failure. you will need to replace the power unit in this case.
Contact your nearest Sony repair shop of, contact Sony manufacture for this repair.
NOTE(If its a simple overheating issue, you can purchase a cooling device to heel this issue)