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Sega Genesis not showing a picture

I recently bought a new A/V cord for the Original Sega Genesis. It's not working right. I tried everything. Cleaning out the inside and whiping the games. Is the problem inside the Genesis? Am I not doing somethihg right?

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  • jenkhartman Jun 20, 2008

    We're also unable to view games on our HDTV even with the newer cable. We've run it through the VCR and different channels and inputs with no result. We can hear a light buzz on the right input that tells us it's there, but we just can't see or hear. I actually had slight;y better luck with the old RF connector - at least LotusII would play but nothing else. Now nothing is there. Help!

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As I had just a similar problem with my MegaDrive/Genesis maybe this helps: Try an older TV set. I am not joking. It might very well be the case that newer TV sets/high-end TV systems can't handle the signals of the older video game systems. I have a 100 hz TV set and whereas there are no problems with a SNES, with the MegaDrive I just had a black and white screen with bars running through it. On a 60 Hz TV set this problem does not occur. Keep in mind that there were no 100 hz/HDTV sets around when these video game systems were in general use.

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