Question about Sega Genesis Console
I just got a Genesis (European Version, so actually it's a Mega Drive) and it seems to work alright (all cartidges load and are playable). The problem is that I mostly only have a black-and-white screen (or more acurate, black-grey-white) with horizontal black-and-white bars running over the picture. I tried all SCART and cinch sockets, even all programs on the TV; the result is the same. I even tried letting the console run and turning the TV off an on again, then sometimes I got a regular picture in color and everything but after a very short while it changes back to the aforementioned appearance.
Is this a problem with the console itself or maybe just the cable, or whatever?
I also have a SNES with SCART adapter and that runs without any problems. No, I do not let them run at the same time; not even let them be connected to the TV set at the same time.
If anyone knows about this problem, help would be really appreciated.
OK, I'm making a few assumptions here
You say you got a Megadrive but it sounds like your from the states
It sounds to me like you are running a Pal system on a NTSC TV or a NTSC system on a PAL TV.
It also sounds like you may of used compersite scart lead or Phono lead.
Make sure your TV can cope with RGB
Because the only way to get a good picture is to use a RGB scart lead.
www.retro-cache.com do these leads for the megadrive(Genesis) 1 and 2
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
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