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Powering on a TurboGrafx-16 without a Cartridge

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I just picked up a bare TurboGrafx-16 console in a mixed lot of stuff. I am using a Genesis 1 power supply with it. What am I supposed to see when I power on the console without a cartridge? When I flip the switch, the screen goes from static to a gray screen. I was just wondering if there was any kind of splash screen I was supposed to see.

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I don't know what exactly you're supposed to see, but I'm pretty sure there's no splash screen / text / image that should pop up.

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A solid colored screen (probably gray) is what you are going to see. The system probably works fine, now you need to find some games.

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I picked one up recently, and have a couple of games for it. Rather than try to get a bunch of separate games (unless they fall into my lap, because they appear to be expensive), I'm just going to spring for the Turbo Everdrive.

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Yeah, I've got to decide whether I want to keep this unit or just sell it. I'd have to buy a controller and games for it. Looks like fun, though.

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Yeah, I've got to decide whether I want to keep this unit or just sell it. I'd have to buy a controller and games for it. Looks like fun, though.

 

It's a great system. :)

 

If you don't feel like you will want to invest a lot into it though, I'd suggest the flash cart as well. You will have a massive library on your hands, and the system complements similar platforms like the SNES and Genesis perfectly.

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Yeah, I've got to decide whether I want to keep this unit or just sell it. I'd have to buy a controller and games for it. Looks like fun, though.

No controller, huh? That bites.

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