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Flickering power/screen It had been a while since I booted up my Genesis. I pulled it out, plugged it in (ac adapter and rf adapter) and turned it on. the game would run for about ten seconds, then reboot itself. Anyone have an idea on how to fix this? AC adapter issue? Console issue?

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Sounds like a dry solder joint at the power plug.

To make sure of this just plug the console in and turn it on (so the red light goes on) and gently move the power cord an see if the red led flickers; if it does then follow this fix

Open the console don't loose the screws!
Remove the circuit board and look at the power plug closely
There are 3 joins to it and the board.
Sometimes you can just touch a hot soldering iron on them or a small blob of solder will fix it. Then reassemble and have fun.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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