View Full Version : What cables do i need
02-09-2009, 05:36 AM
I can get a 32x but without cables. What cables do i need ? Do i need original sega ones or can i buy something other.
02-09-2009, 05:52 AM
It's advised not to get a 32X without leads.
If you have a model 1 Genesis, then you would be screwed as you need a special cable; which are super rare on their own.
If you wanna hook it up to a Model 2 Genesis, you need the plastic spacer (but you can get around this).
The 32x I know for a fact uses a Model 2 power pack and also uses a Model 2 video connection (RF/RGB).
Hope that helps.
02-09-2009, 09:01 AM
I have a model2 connected via rgb. So i just need an model2 power adapter and a cable to connect the video signal to the md. The 32x without cables will only cost 15 euro.
02-09-2009, 10:12 AM
You need the plastic spacer for the 32X to fit on a Model 2 Genny.
I never had one, so I used a piece of cut-out cardboard to support it on the cartridge slot.
But to be honest, I only did that for a day, and then went back to using it on my Model 1.
In short, go with a complete 32x package.
EDIT: If you have a Model 2, all you need is the plastic spacer and an another Model 2 power pack (needed for the 32x).
I just nearly forgot, you also need the 32X to MD cable; for both Models. It looks like this:
This is the main part of the cable. You NEED this for the Model 2 (and 1, obviously, but you also need the converter cable which is equaly a pain to find).
You can make your own cable for MD1 to 32X for a few dollars (mine cost under $2 AU to make). It is time consuming though.
You need MD1 DIN plug ($1.35 retail at Jaycar), a short(er than what I used, mine is a tad long) piece of CAT 5 (free had this laying around) and a Sega MD2 RF lead. This last bit needs to be the type that has ALL the pins present in the socket that plugs into the MD2 (again free I had a few laying around).
The time consuming bit is to dismantle the MD2 RF plug. I cut off the plug and then went to work cutting all the insulation off the metal shroud of the socket. When I had the bare metal socket I then had to pull the metal socket apart around the seam, but just enough to get the insides out as you need to re-use this. The socket is full of glue/whatever to hold the wires, this needs to be pulled out so you are left with a round piece of plastic with pins on both sides.
You can then using a socket pin out, to wire the whole shit fight up. I initially used one that lacked the sync wire and had issues with screen scroll till I looked at another one and realised I had missed a wire out.
The hard part is convincing the MD2 socket shield back into a round shape. I used a MD2 board and while holding the general shape and together (the seam) with pliers fit this into the MD2 socket. I then taped it up as hard as I could so the tape will help hold the sockets shape. Also you need to make sure you get the orientation of everything in the socket correct. I am going to grab some suitable heatshrink to cover the tape.
I initially had my stereo out from the MD 1 going into this cable, but for some reason it wouldn't work. Tmee (thanks again) said that it wouldn't and advised to just use the Audio straight from the MD1.
It might not look pretty, but for under $2 worth of parts and considering how hard it is to get, it doesn't matter to much.
02-18-2009, 05:31 AM
That's pretty cool, omp! How did you come up with that?
Thanks mate, I had never even looked at a 32X before and they generally sell for quite a bit in Australia but I got this one fairly cheaply. It came with the MD2-32X cable but I wanted to try it on my modded MD1.
I saw the plug was the same as the MD2 one and having a few RF cables around, I just thought I would give it a go. A few of the RF leads I have only have 3 (or is it 4?) pins in them.
I also had a modified MD2 laying around (50/60Hz and region switches) but only having s-video or composite and not knowing how to modify the MB3514 video encoder, it only outputs black and white on 60Hz. Plugging the 32X on top and using it as a play through thing allows the games to be played on colour now. But I still want to nut out how to mod the video encoder in MD2's much like how it is done in the MD1's.
02-21-2009, 04:58 PM
Gonna try to get myself a 32x now, and make the needed cable. Just need to find a 9pin mini-din adapter :( Anyone know of a good swedish supplier? xept elfa and kjell?
What voltage/ampere does the 32x power adapter have? asd
02-25-2009, 04:59 PM
Are both the input and output on the 32x 9pin mini din?
32X uses MD2 brick, and both input and output are 9 pin mini DINs and Elfa does not supply them (I get a lot of my stuff from Elfa too)....
02-26-2009, 09:48 AM
elfa do supply them: 42-193-66
Kjell doesnt though
Just be careful of that socket, take your MD2 with you when you try it. That socket shows where there is the row of 3, they are evenly spaced. On the MD2 socket they aren't, the middle pin is offset slightly. Just play it safe I could be wrong
03-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Take this as "possible good news". (http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126694) One of the Hyperkin reps posts there and I've been talking with him about this. He's going to look into producing 32X cables and the Genesis 1 adaptor cord. I can see the Gen 1 cord being important as about half the people who bought a 32X threw them away! Take it as no guarantees, though, but it might help people who need them.
elfa do supply them: 42-193-66
Kjell doesnt though
the pins are having slightly different arrangement as omp pointed out and the outer ring is not like that on MD... and the plugs are not exactly cheap...
03-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Ya the cables are hard to find,,,, cant seem to find a set for mine
04-01-2009, 02:42 PM
I'm trying making my own cable for MD1 to 32X. The image isn't stable.
A/V in on the 32X is the same as a model 2 MD right? I connected red, green, bleu, composite, +5.
If there's anyone who could help, please
04-01-2009, 09:13 PM
you got composite sync, right? not composite video..
04-02-2009, 01:41 AM
Since the forum won't let start a thread-I'll just ask my question here.
A few days ago I bought a Sega Genesis Model 1, my brother had long since given away his Model 2 Genesis, with 2 controllers, and 17 games for it, but that is besides the point.
My question is, if I were to buy a Sega 32X, would work it on a Model 1 with all the standard wires and such, or do I need some magical wire that makes it work on a Model 1?
04-02-2009, 04:49 AM
So, I need to use the sync signal instead of comp video. As in the image.
04-02-2009, 06:28 AM
Insert Coins, read the very first posts of this thread for an answer.
In short, you need a 32X to have all the cables.
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