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Sega CD not working

Discussion in 'Genesis/Mega Drive' started by Burpethead, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Burpethead

    Burpethead New Member

    i just got a sega cd, and i have it hooked into my genesis II, and it always is dead. I dont know what the "Mixer" port is, and im using an unofficial power adaptor, but its still fits and 9V. so the symtom is that it just sits there and doesnt turn on. what gives?
     
  2. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Try loosening the connection between the sega cd and teh genesis system, I do the same thing because it may be a proglem wit the contacts. I'm sure after you do that it will work. Just keep doing it until the cd unit powers on, it takes a second.
     
  3. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Let me know if that works.
     
  4. Burpethead

    Burpethead New Member

    nope, used a cleaning kit on the contacts just now. still does nothing
     
  5. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Did you keep moving the genesis around when its connected? i mean shove the genesis all the way int othe scd, then power it on, if nothing happens take it out just a bit then power the unit back on. Do you even get the splash screen from the sega cd?
     
  6. Burpethead

    Burpethead New Member

    nope. i have the black screen since its reading no game, and when i move it around like you said i get a sound equivelent to how much i move it on the TV speakers. do i need to use an offical sega power unit?
     
  7. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Curtis is probably right, if you have used the moving around trick, the fuse is probably blown or you have just aquired a bum sega cd unit.
     
  8. Burpethead

    Burpethead New Member

    bloody ebay #######
     
  9. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    the power supply has to be strong enough.. 9-10 V and 1.2 A. you should use an official sega one, for a model 1 genesis or segacd.
     
  10. Curtis

    Curtis Member

    You *may* need to use an official power supply. If the supply is rated at less than 10v 1.2Amp (the 10v is less important) you may run into some trouble. Does it get hot when you use it? Also the polarity of the pins of the plug maybe incorrect. If it is one of those power adapters with the changable ends, try reversing the plug, so that the pins fit in the socket the other way around.
     
  11. Curtis

    Curtis Member

  12. Burpethead

    Burpethead New Member

    lol well i used a 12V that fitted, and it didnt work. the guy off ebay didnt give me a power adaptor for some reason, so is anyone willing to sell? {:eek:)
     
  13. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Where are you located? and what model sega cd is it?
     
  14. Curtis

    Curtis Member

    Well that may have blown the fuse (and hopefully nothing else) for ya. It SCD runs off 10v, not 12v....
     
  15. Burpethead

    Burpethead New Member

    duhhhh...Durham, NC. next to raliegh. i know its a model II sega genises, and i guess a model II sega cd, the genises goes into its side.
     
  16. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    model 1 scd = tray load

    model 2 scd = top load

    I have adapters up the whazoo
     
  17. Burpethead

    Burpethead New Member

    it was manufactured october 1993, and it is a top load
     
  18. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    you shoulda just came on here, I was selling a sega cd, genesis and a 32x with all official hookups for cheap.
     
  19. RadSil

    RadSil New Member

    If you need an AC adapter, go and look for a "universal" adapter with switchable voltages, polarity, and many different sizes of plugs... very useful. Should work on a Sega CD...
     

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