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02-14-2008, 03:46 PM
UPDATED: The problem lies with the fuse. Thanks for leading me up to it. For now I used a metal wire and twisted it around the fuse. It seems to work now. However I have not seen any sign of anything being burned or cut.
Hmm.. I just received my Sega CD, and it seems that it won't boot at all. :(
It's a model 2 hooked up to a Genesis 2. I seem to think that I've connected the expention port correctly.
I followed this guide http://my.ais.net/~xtreme/SF/SCD/index.html
I remember having spent an afternoon setting up my 32X until it finally worked, but for some reason I'm fearing the worst. It's an ebay sega CD so I dont really know what to do in the event that it's broken.
02-14-2008, 04:16 PM
With it all connected as you believe to be correct, does the system still play carts? If not, you probably have a bad connection between the machine and the TV.
Also, if you didn't clean off the expansion port connection on the Genesis before connecting it to the SCD, remove the unit and clean those contacts. If it's never been connected to a SCD the contacts may have a little tarnish on them that is preventing a good connection.
Does the CD access light on the SCD light up when you power on the system? It is a little red LED light just in front of the CD door labeled ACCESS (if I recall correctly). Without a disc it will still come on. At the very least, with no cartridge in the Genesis and no disc in the CD drive, it should boot up to the SCD main screen which as a "Sega CD" logo which begins to spin and a picture of the Earth in the background with funky technopop music playing.
If it fails to work, you should check the connections again and see what happens. If it fails to work, contact the seller and see what they will do about replacing it or refunding you.
02-14-2008, 04:18 PM
The access light doesn't light up. And my 32x/genesis games boot up just fine.
I'll try cleaning the connectors with a Q-tips and alchool. If this fails, I'll try to connect it with my Genesis model 1.
02-14-2008, 04:54 PM
Cleaning the connectors didn't work, and it won't boot with my Genesis 1 either.
02-14-2008, 05:05 PM
There's a fuse on the power supply line inside the Sega CD. It's tiny and looks like a resistor. If it's doing absolutely nothing at all (which it sounds like), that fuse probably needs to be replaced. It can be done with very basic soldering skills. I've just recently fixed two that were dead like you've described and that was it.
02-14-2008, 05:06 PM
Unfortunatly I have never done any soldering and I don't have any equipement for this kind of thing.
I will be contacting the seller.
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