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Ponx

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A friend just gave me his old sega he had in storage for years. It's a model 1 sega cd. I used to own one too. Wasn't there like a metal plate that attached to the top of the sega cd unit to shield it from the Model 1 Genesis? Will the Sega cd work without it or even power on? Is there any way to replace the plate with tin foil or another metal plate? I really want to play this sucker. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
 

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1 more question for ya. Did the Sega CD unit have a special power supply or was it the same as the genesis one? This one seems to power up for a split second using a genesis power supply then shuts right off. It's a very brief flash of the acces and ready lights.
 

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the genesis 1 PSU will work. chances are that your contacts are dirty. the scd will only power up if it has proper contact.
 

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Ok very last question. Does the Sega CD system 2 (the one that attaches to the side of the genesis) have any internal memory at all or does it require that u use a backup ram cartridge?
 

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both of them have an internal backup memory. if it doesn't work, you can usually recharge the battery by leaving it running for some hours.
 

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The Sega CD model 2 has internal memory, just like the model 1.

A Ram cart isn't needed (but it's helpful if you play lots of games or RPG's)
 
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