How to hook up your SEGA Genesis – Model 1
with the SEGA 32X
This page will show you the various ways to get your SEGA Genesis 1 and SEGA 32X up and running!
The SEGA Genesis, what you will need:
METHOD – RCA Connection
The SEGA 32X, what you will need:
SEGA Genesis Model 2
(and 32X) RCA AV cable
Before we start running cables we have some hardward we need to install. We will start with the SEGA Genesis.
To start off grab your SEGA Genesis and the two (2) metal cartridge clips. These clips will be inserted into the cartridge slot to hold the door flaps open. The longer of the two clips goes on the back side of the slot and the smaller one goes on the front side.
Start with the back clip first. Using your fingers press in and hold open the cartridge door flaps. With your your other hand insert the long clip, with the 2 “hooks” going inside and facing the rear of the system. Your are basically going to try and clip the rear cartridge flap into the hooks . The four (4) flat tabs on the metal clip with sit flush with the top of the Genesis. As you fiddle with the clip it will “snap” into place and hold the back flap open. Now move onto the front flap.
Same thing with the shorter metal clip. The two (2) “hooks” go down into the system, pointing to the front of the system. Now fiddle with it some more and try and clip the cartridge flap into the clip. Again, it will sit flush on the top and “snap” into place.
Here’s how everything will look when we are done.
OK, grab the 32X crossover cable and lets plug it in. This cable runs from the Genesis AV out port to the 32X AV IN port. It does not matter which side you put in.
Plug the SEGA Genesis Model 2 RCA AV cable into your SEGA 32X system.
Attach the other end of the RCA cable to you TV. You could have multiple options available like on the diagram to the right. You can place it in any one that is not in use. YELLOW is always the VIDEO and should be plugged into the YELLOW port.
Plug the SEGA MK-2103 AC Power Supply into the SEGA 32X system.
Plug the SEGA MK-2103 AC Power Supply into the SEGA Genesis system.
Plug both power supplies into the wall.
Plug in a game, turn on the game system on. Doing this first will help in finding the right TV settings, when you see the game, you got it right! Go ahead and turn on the system. You will see a power light only on the Genesis, the 32X does not have a power light.
At this point you can use a Genesis or 32X cartridge, they will both play through the 32X now.
Turn your TV to the appropriate VIDEO SOURCE You probably have several INPUTS available from COMPONENT, VIDEO 1 2 & 3 and so on. In the diagram above you would need to change your TV to VIDEO 1. To change to these different video signal options, you usually have a INPUT button on your remote or television.
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