Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Genesis 2 modding

  1. #1
    Insert Coin (Level 0) SithWarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brampton, Ont, Canada
    Posts
    69
    Xbox LIVE
    SGT SITHWARRIOR
    PSN
    SITHWARRIOR-22
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Genesis 2 modding

    Hi everyone I'm new to the forums and was wounding if you could help me.

    I have three model 2 Sega Genesis and I was planing on doing a LED mod and composite video mod on one of them.

    LED
    mod: I was thinking of changing the LED from Red to blue, but I'm having trouble finding what type of LED to use so I don't break anything

    Composite video mod: I found a pretty useful video on youtube to help me out with that.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FE565fr1oo

    so if this has already been answered can you please post the link to the thread since I'm having trouble using the search on the forums any help would be appreciated thanks.
    Last edited by SithWarrior; 05-06-2010 at 05:25 PM.
    JACK of all trades, Master of none...

  2. #2
    Pear (Level 6) Oldskool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,260
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Sega Genesis Hardware Mods
    http://www-unix.ecs.umass.edu/~dhowland/mod/

    Sega Genesis S-Video mod (way better than composite)
    http://home.comcast.net/~amakusa666/...CX1145-MOD.htm

  3. #3
    Insert Coin (Level 0) SithWarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brampton, Ont, Canada
    Posts
    69
    Xbox LIVE
    SGT SITHWARRIOR
    PSN
    SITHWARRIOR-22
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Thank you oldskool for the link's I would do the S-video mod but I don't own any TV's that have s-video so I'm stuck with Composite.
    JACK of all trades, Master of none...

  4. #4
    Pear (Level 6) Oldskool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,260
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Hey no problem. I have had those two links saved in my favorites for quite some time now.

    Oh I understand. Maybe do both S-Video and Composite for when you get a TV with S-Video.

    You know what, I just realized the first link is for a Genesis 1, and you have Genesis 2 models. The second link may work for you still. You should pick up a Model 1 sometime, they are the best versions - especially if you get the "High Definition Graphics" version.
    Last edited by Oldskool; 05-03-2010 at 11:11 PM.

  5. #5
    Insert Coin (Level 0) SithWarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brampton, Ont, Canada
    Posts
    69
    Xbox LIVE
    SGT SITHWARRIOR
    PSN
    SITHWARRIOR-22
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I do have a model 1 with the hd logo on the top but I really like that one since its harder to find them then the model 2(picked one up for $6.00) but once I do the mods and every thing works i'll post some pics.
    JACK of all trades, Master of none...

  6. #6
    Pear (Level 6) Oldskool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,260
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Yeah I am interested in seeing your results. I plan on doing some mods to mine as well, using those links. I also plan on doing a US/JAP region switch, it looks easy enough.

  7. #7
    Insert Coin (Level 0) SithWarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brampton, Ont, Canada
    Posts
    69
    Xbox LIVE
    SGT SITHWARRIOR
    PSN
    SITHWARRIOR-22
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Last edited by SithWarrior; 05-17-2010 at 08:50 PM. Reason: fixed image links
    JACK of all trades, Master of none...

  8. #8
    Insert Coin (Level 0) crazzywolfie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    42
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    looks good. makes me want to do that to my sega. if i do that mod to mine, i would also have to fix or replace the power connector on the main board and try to fix the reset button since i would have it apart.

  9. #9
    Pear (Level 6) Oldskool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,260
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crazzywolfie View Post
    looks good. makes me want to do that to my sega. if i do that mod to mine, i would also have to fix or replace the power connector on the main board and try to fix the reset button since i would have it apart.
    I've fixed many of those reset buttons. Usually it just kind of falls out of place. Easy fix.

  10. #10
    Insert Coin (Level 0) crazzywolfie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    42
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldskool View Post
    I've fixed many of those reset buttons. Usually it just kind of falls out of place. Easy fix.
    thanks for the info. it has been like that for over 5 years. if i had known it was such a simple fix i might have tried to fix it years ago.

  11. #11
    Pear (Level 6) Oldskool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,260
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Yeah, mine was like that for a long time too because it didn't really bother me. If you have to reach over to hit the reset switch anyways, it's not much harder to just turn the power button off then back on.

  12. #12
    Insert Coin (Level 0) crazzywolfie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    42
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    took my sega and found out the reset switch is dead. i am thinking about replacing it with the switch off one of my 2 broken 1st gen sega's. i did manage to fix the power connection. it was a bad connection cause some broken soder connections.

  13. #13
    Insert Coin (Level 0) SithWarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brampton, Ont, Canada
    Posts
    69
    Xbox LIVE
    SGT SITHWARRIOR
    PSN
    SITHWARRIOR-22
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Talking

    Found a Blue LED (2 for 4.99 plus tax) and I put it in the Sega gen

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i27/DSASithWarrior/bluesegagen2.jpg

    better view of the av mod:
    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i27/DSASithWarrior/sideview4.jpg
    Last edited by SithWarrior; 05-17-2010 at 08:49 PM. Reason: fixed image links
    JACK of all trades, Master of none...

  14. #14
    Pear (Level 6) Oldskool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,260
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Sweet deal man. Looks like that model 2 is really shaping up eh?

  15. #15
    Insert Coin (Level 0) SithWarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brampton, Ont, Canada
    Posts
    69
    Xbox LIVE
    SGT SITHWARRIOR
    PSN
    SITHWARRIOR-22
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Yep I even put the RF shield back in (because I like the weight it has with it) and took a pice off the led amplifier thing since the LED is 5mm(the old red one is 3mm I think) because it was blinding.
    JACK of all trades, Master of none...

Similar Threads

  1. Modding Genesis With S-Video
    By Polygon in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-04-2012, 11:49 AM
  2. Megadrive\GENESIS Modding Problems
    By Ryuoken in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2008, 04:46 PM
  3. Sega Genesis Modding and Repair
    By pabloescobear in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-18-2008, 06:50 AM
  4. Genesis Modding
    By MarioMania in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-25-2007, 08:44 PM
  5. Modding Genesis 3 system for S-Video - help?
    By Sylentwulf in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-16-2006, 10:12 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •