I recently picked up a Model 1 'High Definition Graphics' Sega Genesis at Goodwill. Everything was in working order, and running smoothly. However, after about a week and a half, the system refuses to boot any of my Genesis games. The only thing I see anymore is a black screen, with no sound output from the headphone jack. Whenever I turn the console on, I can see a pop on screen, and some faint lines in the background. I tried cleaning the cartridge port using the toothbrush method, the cartridge method and the credit card method to no avail. The games all work on my Model 2 Genesis console.
I'm beginning to think this problem is either an issue with the capacitors or the AC adapter, as the system literally stopped working overnight. Unfortunately, I don't have the resources available to solder, nor do I have a spare Model 1 AC Adapter. I read that Atari Jaguar AC adapters can power Model 1 consoles, but that also did not work.
I'd really hate to junk the console, as I've grown quite fond of it. Playing on the Model 2 simply isn't the same. Any and all help is appreciated.