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    I bought a used, very cheap Sega Genesis for $5 today. I had to buy separate cables elsewhere. Problem seems to be that the picture has a yellowish tint to it, at least through the RF cable. At first I though the old NES RF I'd bought was bad so I returned it. Later on I hit another store, bought a cheap 32X and a Genesis 2 type RF out for cheap. Still getting the yellowed picture. Both through the 32X and when I used the Gen1-Gen2 32X cable to link this RF to the console itself(meaning through the 8-pin DIN out).

    So what's the deal? Bad RF interference from something in my house, or is the system itself going bad? And if so is this something I can fix? The seller had tested the system before selling it to me and he has no problems, or was his claim.

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    do any of your other consoles have a yellow picture when hooked up through the rf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltoidsteep View Post
    do any of your other consoles have a yellow picture when hooked up through the rf?
    I wouldn't have any ability to test. My Gamecube and XBox run through s-video and the Retro Duo by s-video and composite.

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    It could be the TV, can you hook up anything else to it like a VCR to test it out?

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    Don't even own a VCR.

    I did open the system and saw no damage anywhere, but I didn't lift the motherboard out and check the bottom yet.

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    Lifted out the motherboard. Just standard dust and old lacquer spots from the factory solder. No damage.

    The yellow picture is limited to the Genesis. The 32X I bought works fine, but only for the 32X side.

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    Questions....

    -Do you have both of the Sega Official Power supplies or compatible ones when connecting the systems?

    -Is your TV set a CRT, plasma, LCD, SDTV, HDTV?...

    -Have you tested this setup in another TV?

    You should get a Genesis AV cable instead...
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