How come all the lights come on on my Sega Genesis but nothing appears on the TV?

by on August 7, 2011

Q: Hi there!

I just bought myself a Sega Genesis 16-bit.
I saw it and could not resist and was so happy to bring it home!

Problem is, even if i have the power supply and a Rf out cable, i get nothing on the screen and i tried all input on my Tv, tried as well both chanel 3 and 4 (even if the console is set a ch.3) but no sound, no image. The console is really on as the light goes on… So i’m not sure what i should do here…

Should i get a 9-pin mini-DIN connector -if i can find one out there) or…well do have any ideas/answer for me pretty please???


One Response to “How come all the lights come on on my Sega Genesis but nothing appears on the TV?”
  1.  

    There is a chance that it was broken when you bought it, but there are a few things you can try first.

    Assuming the game is fully inserted and secure and you’re still having trouble try cleaning the game port.

    See the instructions here: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Cleaning-the-Game-Port/3771/1

    You also might find some of the information here to be helpful: http://www.ifixit.com/Device/Sega_Genesis