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Sega genesis 1993 model broken, no picture, just black

Have an old sega genesis. Turn on power, but the screen is just black. It has power because the red light goes on. any suggestions on how to fix it?

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  • canadarocks Apr 15, 2008

    we just found one also and we have the same thing wrong, should we replace the cords?

    thanks

  • gamebot Jun 16, 2008

    Same thing happens with my Genesis. When i turn the power on, my tv screen flashes/blinks for a split second. Then nothing. The red power LED is on, but no image.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, but only with certain cartridges. I have 12 games. 6 work, 6 don't (they give me the black screen and don't load or do anything). For that reason, I think my problem is with the cartridges themselves and not the connectors inside the system. I have already cleaned the conductors on the cartridges with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol, so it is probably an internal problem. I have asked about it elsewhere and people have suggested that the cartridges' capacitors are probably either bad and in need of replacement, or else they're loose and need to be soldered back into place. I am looking for a how-to guide for this process.

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Actually somethign like that happened to mine. you might want to try to place a piece of paper in the front of the cartridge that will make the cartridge stay all the way back this is due to the fact that some of the connectors were messed up and had to be extremely close to work.

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