Dubliner28 Registered User
#1

Hi lads
We got a Sega mega drive for the young lad at Christmas with the 81 built in games

However I can't get it to work on the t.v.
I have tried all cables. Not very tech savvy.
Do I need an adapter cable ??
It's a Samsung TV (No SCART only a HDMI lead)

Any help would be great

o1s1n Registered User
#2

What cable does the Megadrive clone thingy use? Is it HDMI?

Snotty Registered User
#3

Have you selected the right HDMI source on the TV, usually there are 2 or 3 minimum

smurf492 Registered User
#4

Just had a quick look on Amazon uk and they have scart to hdmi adapters for around 20quid. Im sure they are available for cheaper on ebay... Pretty bad that these mega drives are not hdmi ready... Anyway hope this helps

Snotty Registered User
#5

What connection comes from the game?
What connections do you have on the TV?

Dubliner28 Registered User
#6

Snotty said:
What connection comes from the game?
What connections do you have on the TV?


It has 3 AV cables (Red white and yellow) at each end going into the device and the tv but when I turn on the tv it's not reading it

sugarman Registered User
#7

Dubliner28 said:
It has 3 AV cables (Red white and yellow) at each end going into the device and the tv but when I turn on the tv it's not reading it


And youre on the right source?

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o1s1n Registered User
#8

Sounds like you're trying to plug AV composite cables into a HDMI input? That won't work.

Inviere Registered User
#9

Dubliner28 said:
It has 3 AV cables (Red white and yellow) at each end going into the device and the tv but when I turn on the tv it's not reading it


You need to manually change the selected source/input on the tv

Snotty Registered User
#10

Dubliner28 said:
It has 3 AV cables (Red white and yellow) at each end going into the device and the tv but when I turn on the tv it's not reading it


The tv won't automatically 'read', you need to select the channel (source).
From the sounds of it, you do not need more adaptors or anything like that, you just need the correct TV source selected.

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Dubliner28 Registered User
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Snotty said:
The tv won't automatically 'read', you need to select the channel (source).
From the sounds of it, you do not need more adaptors or anything like that, you just need the correct TV source selected.


Thanks all
Up and running but screen is now in black and white
I've checked all various ports and swapped cables around in them but still in black and white

Dubliner28 Registered User
#12

Pics here thanks

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Snotty Registered User
#13

Instantly I'd think it's a PAL/NTSC issue, is there a menu on your TV which picks region automatically, if there is, change it to NTSC

Super_Sonic Registered User
#14

Have a look here - https://www.google.ie/search?q=black+and+white+composite+video&oq=black+and+white+composite&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l3.16829j0j7&client=ms-android-motorola&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

On the phone and feeding baby so can't link properly. :-)

Looks like you may have connected those composite leads to component inputs. Some TVs seem to allow those inputs either take a composite or component signal, which one can be selected in the TV menus.

If we knew the make and model of your TV it would make it easier to see what needs to be done.

CiDeRmAn Category Moderator
#15

Quick photo of the back of the telly, be sure to plug the red, yellow and white plugs into the same coloured sockets.
The sockets should be labelled as "AV-1" or similar, look then for that label in the source menu on the TV.
Then you should be good to go.

Also, those plug'n play Megadrives are pants, buy a real one instead!!

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