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    Default [Genesis 1-HDG] Loose power jack fix (Resolder?)

    Hello =)

    Figured I'd like to get my (only) Sega Genesis (Model 1 HDG) fixed at this point. I got it in 2010, actually the listing was 10$ (!) and I ended up getting it for free because the power jack is loose. I never fixed it yet. =/

    It's really anoying because the few times I'd like to play with the system, I can hardly do it - the system can shut down on me in 20 or 5 minutes. The system will have power most likely when the power plug is pushed against a wall (And when the cable get a bit more loose, shutdown).

    I know it's not the AC adaptor itself because the previous owner had the same issue with his personal AC adaptor (so I had to buy a Genesis 1 AC adaptor myself, wasn't included - And besides, that's the reason also why I'm still using RF xD I really should upgrade xD AV at the very least...)

    I keep reading that I simply have to resolder the connections (Which make sense). I don't have skills with soldering but parents sure does, not problem.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/consolerepa..._1_power_jack/

    Some pictures:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/do17snt8mo...10634.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mq5pn8r09s...10647.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/40jxqdaexw...11824.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sxx7v6m4yj...11848.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1hax8bypxu...11905.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmmh5nq9vu...11922.jpg?dl=0

    The solder look.. correct, to me ? Or I would possibly be wrong ?
    What would happen if the problem is INSIDE the jack/plug itself ? I have to buy a new system just to replace the part (Unsure) ?

    Thank you very much Hope to get this issue fixed after so long haha

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    Soldering is easy. Just watch a few Youtube videos on how to do it. The trick is to heat the element (the metal parts of the components that are to be attached to the board) instead of the solder, then touch the solder to the heated lead of the component or wire. The images don't make it look like the solder joints on the board are broken or anything. More like the center post in the connector? Dunno, it's been forever since I've dealt with this stuff.

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    Yeah the solder points look good from the photos. As Raijin Z said, the only suspect one is the one for the center post. But I suspect that is just the angle to photo was taken and the solder joint there is fine. Could be since you said you have to put a lot of pressure on the plug that it is an issue with the jack itself and replacements I believe can be bought here:

    https://console5.com/store/sega-gene...ower-jack.html

    However, the part is so cheap the shipping will make that a $4 part. Still might find some games or replacement power supplies or something else there to make the shipping more worth it.

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    Ah, yes, the curse of combined shipping. Every time I order from Monoprice, I end up buying a swag sack full of colored ethernet, HDMI, USB, and 3.5mm stereo cables on top of whatever thing I was originally hunting for.

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    Thank you very much, I was unaware the the part could be purchased.
    Usually it will work all the time (And shutdown later) when the plug is pushed against a wall, but I managed to power it on also by curving the cable in weird directions/angles. But again, according to parents solder look fine and it might be the plug itself.

    I noticed that the power jack board will be moved when I wiggle the cable. Is this normal behavior (Maybe haha) ?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1xdtcgckm5...53004.mp4?dl=0

    Thank you for the help, much appreciated
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    The power jack moving is normal, theres nothing holding it in place besides the plastic piece through the hole. You honestly could have a break in the cable. My SNES had a break in the cable on the wall wart end and I cut it shorter and just resoldered the cable to the board on the wall wart.

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    Yeah, I think the solder points look fine from a glance. The solder points cracking and the power jack coming loose was much more common on model 2 units in my experience. Like CrossBow mentioned it is likely to be the jack itself causing issue. I have also seen a lot of power jacks where there is a jumper wire going from the top to the bottom of the power board.
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    Thank you for the great feedback, I ordered the jack
    Will figure out how to connect it later when I'll receive it.
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    I know you've already ordered a replacement jack, but I do feel silly for not thinking about a broken or loose connection within the power supply cabling itself. That would have been about the same cost to test, or if you had another system on hand that used the same supply like the master system or a TurboGrafx you could swap it with or know someone who does. Because that would be the easiest fix of course.

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    It wouldnt be too late most probably to request a cancelation / refund, but a different power supply / power cord was already tested.

    The previous owner used his personal power supply and noticed the problem, so gave the system for free rather than the $10 announced.
    I had to buy my own power supply (official), same problem.
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