model 1 gen and model 2 sega cd

when i hook my model 1 gen up to my sega cd model 2 side mount my sega cd wont work no power light no cd spin no nothing i took appart my get and made sure it fit into the side slot is there something that wont allow a model 1 gen and model 2 sega cd to work together
This might be a dumb question, but is the AC adapter for your SegaCD working? If it is, the interface on your Genny might be bad - one of mine was funky funky funky. Cleaning the card/slot might help too.
my gen connector has about a 1 of grey stuff all over it thats probally the problem does the unit need a genesis to power up though
the segacd only powers up if a genesis is a) connected and b) as full, good contact to the side connector. in other words, if your connector is dirty, it won't power up.