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Jordy Halket

Sega mega drive cart fault

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I've got a megadrive cart which when inserted the console will not switch on. No power indicator led. Work fine with other carts. 

Is it totally fried? Or can I save it. 

Just wondering if it is a common fault and if it has a fix.

Thanks for reading.




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Could be one of a few things...

- cartridge edge connector could be dirty

- cartridge slot could be dirty

- cartridge slot could be weak from too much use of circuit boards that are too thick (not very common)
- board could have a problem like being cracked (chip can be transplanted to a donor board)

- chip could be fried


First thing to do would be to try it in another system.

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