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Model 1 Genesis Connected with RCA not working


QuasiNoob

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I recently bought a Model 1 Genesis with a mono RCA cable to connect it to my TV. Whenever I plug it in to my TV and turn them both on, I hear a humming that is clearly from the console (removing the white cable removes the humming) but no picture shows up. What is the problem with this?

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Thanks. The cable is plugged into the AV port, then plugs into my TV as RCA. Here's the cable http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=rca+sega+genesis&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=826&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=9106910239042811436&sa=X&ei=XaS3T7izG4ja6gG2wcxL&ved=0CHkQ8wIwAw

 

I am very unfamiliar with things like this, so I'm probably misunderstanding something.

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The video doesn't even flicker for a second?

 

Depending on how unfamiliar you are with these things, maybe you just have it hooked up backwards. The yellow one goes to video in, and the white one (or red, in that picture) goes to one of the audio ins (though most TVs are color coded, it would be hard to get that wrong). Try plugging a pair of headphones into the front of the Genesis and see if that's any different?

 

Or maybe you just need to clean the cart and/or the cart slot. Or maybe you aren't using the right power adapter (wrong polarity, wrong amps, etc.). Or maybe the Genesis is just a little bit broken. Or maybe your TV is.

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That is a composite cable. As Asaki says, the yellow plug is the video... or SHOULD be the video. If it's a homemade cable, maybe he wired it backwards. If it came with the RF cable, you might try hooking that up and see if you get anything - it would let you know if maybe the AV cable is bad.

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