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Line across top of screen

Hello,
I just got a practically new Sega Genesis off Ebay and it seems to go through phases. It displays a thin horizontal line across the top of the screen. This line isn't there all the time but it always gradually appears over time when I play a game, usually getting thicker. When I switch to another game it's still there. Sometimes it's already there when I first turn on the system after not playing it for a while. I don't know if this is a normal thing for a first generation Sega Genesis (1991 model that comes with Sonic 1) but it gets me wondering. Most people wouldn't care about it but I just would like to know if it's normal. I used to have a Sega Genesis years ago and I played it on rounded cornered and sided TVs that would hide the line if the line was normal, but now with a strait-cornered TV I can see it. Could you tell me anything about this line, if it's normal or not for a practically new (Very new really) Sega Genesis? Thank you.

-Don

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  • history1 Jul 02, 2008

    The line at the top of the screen:



  • history1 Jul 02, 2008

    Sorry. I am now getting adjusted to this line and it doesn't really bother me anymore. I'm getting to think it is a normal thing for this model and version of this Sega Genesis. Sorry for this waste of time. Please don't reply with any sort of solution.

  • history1 Jul 08, 2008

    Hello. Feel free to talk about this line.

  • history1 Jul 10, 2008

    In my other post of this subject I was told that this line is actually a part of an unseen border.

  • history1 Aug 12, 2008

    Just part of an unseen border.

  • history1 Aug 12, 2008

    Hello anyone? The problem is done and I just need someone to take this out of the unsolved support problems section. I tried doing that myself today but it didn't work. This is no longer a problem. Thank you.

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Hey I had that same problem with my sega genesis,on my 52 inch rca hdtv,,its because your using the antenna plug to plug it to your tv,,look on ebay youll find for like 3 or 4 $. a s video for your genesis ,,no more lines ,, way better picture,, very clear,,hope to help,,, thanks

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