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My sega genesis turns on and the tv it's hooked up to looks like it's trying really hard to get some sort of picture from the genesis but it just cant quite get it.

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Hmmm... see, I had that SAME problem with my dad's old Genesis. So, I went out and got a new video wire for it (Can be found at Slackers if you're in the midwest of America... if you aren't, go on Ebay or Amazon and hunt around!), and a new AC cord. Then it worked just fine.
If that doesn't work, try cleaning the copper part of the game you stick into the system with Q-Tips. Sometimes Windex helps, and then you can use a Q-Tip to get the Windex off, and let it dry for about 20 minutes. And if those don't work, get a pencil with a clean pink eraser at the tip, and rub it in the game. Use a Q-Tip to get off all of the eraser shavings. The eraser breaks the electro-static cling made when the game is being read/played.
Good luck, and I really hope this helps!

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