Posted Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:02 PM
I just purchased a second hand Sega 32X unit, I connected it to my Genesis Model II console and tried a few 32X carts.
When I plug in a 32X cart the game boots up I hear the sound, however I do not see the title screen. Then the game main menu appears, I start a game and the game starts however the main (middle) screen is not visable, the outer portions of the screen ARE visable.
For example, with Doom, the game boots fine, the Sega logo appears, but the main intro is not visable, however the sound is playing. Next I press START the main menu appears fine, I start a new game and the game screen appears, however the middle (main game screen) that would show all the action, my character the enemies etc is just blank. Now the outer edges are ALL visable, meaning I can see the bottom screen which shows my status, ammo, etc.
I also tried this with other 32X carts same result. The middle of the screen is missing. Example 2: Virtua Fighter, at the character select screen all the pics of the fighters are missing, and once the game starts the ingame fighting screen, the characters are missing. The top is visable which shows the names and life bar are all visable and the sound works fine, but no fighters.
Now I tried the unit with Regular Genesis carts and it works just fine. No problems.
I have cleaned both the carts and the actual 32X unit itself, although same results.
If this a defective unit?
Or is there a connection problem?
Any suggestions are grealy appreciated.
I have the unit connected as follows:
Genesis 2 console connected with regular Sega AV cable going from genesis into TV.
32X with aftermarket AV cord going into 'AV IN" of 32x connected to TV, 'piggy backed' into other AV units of other systems.
Thanks in advance,