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Megadrive 1 5 pin DIN to RGB SCART??


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Hey all,

 

So I've finished an RGB mod on my TV and was super excited to hook up my megadrive and test it out.

Unfortunately my unit is 5 pin DIN and I'm struggling to find a pinout let alone info on whether it actually supports an RGB connection.

 

Anyone able to assist?

 

Cheers,

Ash

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Looks like your Mega Drive perhaps had the port replaced with a 5-pin one? They’re usually 8-pin. I’m fairly sure no model came from the factory like that. I suspect your unit might have been oddly modded for some reason to just be composite over 5-pin? Perhaps to be compatible with a more common cable?
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Hi, the Megadrive 1 composite AV lead would probably only have a 5 pin DIN plug,

 

- so if the socket has been replaced at some point they may have just used a 5 pin PCB mounting socket leaving the remaining PCB pads unused.

 

It may be possible to desolder the 5 pin socket and just fit a new 8 pin one but obviously you will need to double check and order one which will fit so not an immediate solution unfortunately.

 

Regards, John

 

 

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