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Problem with the 1st generation sega genesis

I hook up my Sega Genesis with the RF Adapter on my Sony standard television. The Sega Genesis's light was on but no picture nor sound. I only see a black screen when this occurs. Last time I played with this console was back in 1994. Any suggestions?

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  • aerrielle_li Aug 08, 2008

    ive hooked up everything, but i still get no picture....and the red light comes on but nothing happens...

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If the screen changes (From snow to black or something) when the console is turned on it sound like the console is partially working. Try cleaning the Cardridge pins que tip and some sort of cleaning fluid.

Once this is done insert and eject the cartridge several times then repeat the cleaning process on the cartridge. Hope this helps.

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