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No Picture I pulled my old Genesis out to try and play it, but when I hook it up to my LCD tv, I get nothing. When I hook it up to regular tv's, I get a weird static, like it is trying to send an image, but all I get is a static sound and a little bit of scrolling. Is this just a cleaning issue? I tried the same set up with my Nintendo and it worked fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    i tried to hook up my sega genesis my Sharp brand tv so i can play streets of rage 2 and it refuses to work. i tried everything i could but nothing at all shows up. no black screen, no logo, no sounds, nothing. i even tried connecting it through my vcr cuz that works on my psone but it wont recognize the sega at all. i know the console works, and i tried 3 different models of the genesis, but nothing works. any ideas at all would be welcome.


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Try a replacement cable

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