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CONTENTS 


Introduction. 

Unpacking Your Sega CD. 

To Connect Your System to the original Genesis Model... 

To Connect Your System to the new Genesis Model. 

To Connect Stereo Sound: original Genesis Model. 

Headphones and Mini Speakers. 

Home Stereo Systems and Portable Cassette Players . 

Stereo TV or Stereo VCR. 

To Connect Stereo Sound: New Genesis Model. 

Home Stereo Systems and Portable Cassette Players . 

Stereo TV or Stereo VCR. 

Operating the Sega CD. 

Starting Up for the First Time.. 

Starting Up with a Disc in the Drive. 

Reading the Indicator LED.. 

Using the Control Pad. 

Operating Without Video (Quick Buttons). 


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Playing Audio CDs.;. 

Playing Audio Plus Graphics Discs (CD+Gs). 

Playing Sega CD Video Games (CD-Roms).. 

Ending a Session. 

Using the Sega CD Features.. 

The Control Panel . 

Control Panel Display. 

Control Panel Buttons. 

The Program Menu. 

The Memory Menu. 

Maintaining Your Sega CD. 

Troubleshooting. 

Sega CD Hardware Information. 

Note: The Sega CD is for home use only, and not for commercial use. 

The Sega CD is for use in North America (NTSC standard) only. 


Important: Please read page 29 before you connect your Sega CD. 


































GAME PLAY ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION 


For expert game play assistance or information on other great Sega products, call the Sega experts at: 1-415-591-PLAY. 


IF YOU NEED HELP 

If you have problems operating your Sega CD, first check the Troubleshooting section on page 23. If the problem persists, or if you can't resolve it, call the 
Sega Consumer Service Department at 1 -800-USA-SEGA. 


EPILEPSY WARNING 

WARNING: READ BEFORE USING YOUR SEGA VIDEO GAME SYSTEM. 

A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns 
or backgrounds on a television screen or while playing video games may induce an epileptic seizure in these individuals. Certain conditions may induce 
undetected epileptic symptoms even in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family, has an epileptic condition, 
consult your physician prior to playing. If you experience any of the following symptoms while playing a video game — dizziness, altered vision, eye or 
muscle twitches, loss of awareness, disorientation, any involuntary movement, or convulsions — IMMEDIATELY discontinue use and consult your physician 
before resuming play. 

WARNING TO OWNERS OF PROJECTION TELEVISIONS 

Still pictures or images may cause permanent picture-tube damage or mark the phosphor of the CRT. Avoid repeated or extended use of CD-based video 
displays on large-screen projection televisions. Consult your owner's manual before playing video games on your projection television. 




INTRODUCTION 


The Sega CD is a multimedia entertainment system that lets you enjoy outstanding audio, video and games on compact disc. It connects to your Sega 
Genesis™ to play sharp, clean sound and brilliant color graphics with up to 64 colors from a palette of 512 colors on your TV. You can even enjoy rich 
stereo sound by using a portable music player or stereo speakers. 

Take advantage of the Sega CD's wide range of features. For example, you can choose which tracks you'll play, set repeat marks to replay favorite sections 
again and again. Shuffle the tracks, program their order and set pauses so you get exactly what you want. 

The Sega CD lets you save CD games from any software with a Save feature. Later, you can pick up your current game right where you left off. The best part 
of your Sega CD is that you can still play all your Sega Genesis cartridges while building an exciting library of all-new multimedia Sega CD games! 



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UNPACKING YOUR SEGA CD 


Use the checklist to make sure you've received all the comf 
Department at 1 -800-USA-SEGA. 

Unpacking Checklist 

• Sega CD console 

• Steel joining plate and screw 

• Small joining plate and 2 screws 

(for use with the original Genesis model) 

• Extension spacer 

(for use with the original Genesis model) 


ed all the components of your Sega CD s 


sing, please call the Sega C 


• 2 small connector plates 

• AC adapter 

• Sound mixing cable 

(for use with the original Genesis model) 

• Sega CD User's Manual (this book) 

• Consumer reply card 


:onnecting your Sega CD, look at the console to become familiar with its parts. 



Sega CD/Genesis 1 1 Indicator LED 

Original Genesis to Other Comp 

Sega CD Front View 

Sega CD Back View 


Please read the setup instructions in this manual thoroughly before installing your system. Then read the operating instructions for information oi 
Features of the Sega CD. Fill out and return the consumer reply card that came with your system to ensure warranty coverage. Then keep this 
for reference on Sega CD operation and troubleshooting. 














































TO CONNECT YOUR SYSTEM TO THE NEW GENESIS MODEL 


Make sure your Genesis system is set up and operating properly before 
connecting your Sega CD. (Please see your Sega Genesis Instruction 
Manual for details.) Then follow these steps: 

1. Unplug the Genesis from its AC adapter. 

2. Locate the expansion 
slot panel on the right side 
of the Genesis. Remove the 
panel by pressing in on its 
bottom and taking the 
panel off the console. 

Remove the red plastic 
cover from the expansion 
slot connector. 

Note: Look carefully at the 
"piano" contacts on the 
connector. Over time, 
some tarnish or corrosion 
may have accumulated. If 
the contacts appear to be 
tarnished, carefully clean 














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Positioning the Steel Joinin 

Plate 


4. Slide the Genesis sideways, from left to right, into place on 
Sega CD. Make sure the connector in the Genesis expansic 
snugly into the connector terminal on the Sega CD. 



3. Position the steel joining plate on the bottom of the Genesis console. Use a medium-size 
Phillips-head screwdriver to attach it in place with the screw. The joining plate anchors 
the Genesis neatly to the Sega CD, allowing the connectors to fit properly into the 
connector terminal. 

Note: It is vital to install the steel joining plate, which provides an RF shield between the 
Genesis and the Sega CD. 


top of the 
on slot fits 


5. Make sure the Genesis power switch is turned off. Then plug in its AC adapter. 

6. Plug the Sega CD's AC adapter cable into its jack on the back of the Sega CD console. 
Then plug the adapter directly into an electrical outlet. (Do not use an extension cord.) 

Note: Do not switch the AC adapters. Use the Genesis AC adapter only with the 
Genesis, and the Sega CD AC adapter only with the Sega CD. 












TO CONNECT STEREO SOUND: ORIGINAL GENESIS MODEL 


Attaching the Sega CD to a stereo system will dramatically increase the sound quality of audio discs and Sega CD games. It will also enhance the sound 
performance of Genesis cartridge games. This section shows you how to add stereo sound to enrich your enjoyment of the Sega CD system. 



1. Plug stereo headphones or mini-speakers with internal amplifiers into the Stereo Headphone jack on the front of the original Genesis model. 

2. When using headphones, adjust the volume with the volume control switch on the top of the Genesis. Normal volume is about 7 or 8. Be sure to use 
only stereo headphones. Using an earphone (monaural) or any similar device may damage it. 

3. When using mini-speakers, please see their instruction manual for details on their operation. The volume control switch on top of the Genesis console 
may control their volume. 


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HOME STEREO SYSTEMS AND PORTABLE CASSETTE PLAYERS 


1. Connect the left and right plugs from one end of a standard 2-pin RCA-type cable to the two Audio "Line Out" jacks on the back of the Sega CD 

2. Connect the left and right plugs from the other end of the cable to the left and right Audio "Line In" jacks on your stereo receiver or cassette playi 

3. Connect one end of the sound mixing cable, supplied with your Sega CD, to the Mixing jack on the back of the Sega CD. 

4. Connect the other end of the sound mixing cable to the Stereo Headphone jack on the front of the Genesis. 

5. Adjust the volume with the volume control switch on the top of the Genesis console. Normal volume is about 7 or 8. 


1 to Original Genesis Model 


















STEREO TV OR STEREO VCR 


1. Conned the single-plug end of the Sega Audio/Video cable to the Audio/Video jack on the back of your Genesis. 

Note: You can buy Sega's 8-pin Audio/Video cable at your Sega dealer or by calling 1 -800-USA-SEGA. 

2. Only connect the yellow (video) plug from the two-plug end of the Sega Audio/Video cable to the Video Input jack on your stereo TV or stereo VCR. 

Let the white (audio) plug hang loose. 

3. Connect the left and right plugs from one end of a standard 2-pin RCA-type cable to the two Audio "Line Out" jacks on the back of the Sega CD. 
Note: You can buy Sega's accessory RCA-type stereo cable at your Sega dealer or by calling 1-800-USA-SEGA. 

4. Connect the left and right plugs from the other end of the cable to the left and right Audio "Line In" jacks on your stereo TV or stereo VCR. 

5. Connect one end of the sound mixing cable that came with your Sega CD to the Mixing jack on the back of the Sega CD. 

6. Connect the other end of the sound mixing cable to the Stereo Headphone jack on the front of the Genesis. 

7. Select the Audio/Video Input setting on your stereo TV or stereo VCR. 



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TO CONNECT STEREO SOUND: NEW GENESIS MODEL 


HOME STEREO SYSTEMS AND PORTABLE 

CASSETTE PLAYERS 

1. Connect the left and right plugs from one end of a standard 2-pin RCA- 
type cable to the two Audio "Line Out" jacks on the back of the Sega CD. 

2. Connect the left and right plugs from the other end of the cable to the left 
and right Audio "Line In" jacks on your stereo receiver or cassette player. 

3. Adjust the volume with the volume control switch on your stereo system or 
cassette player. 


STEREO TV OR STEREO VCR 

If your TV has Video and Stereo Audio Input jacks (Stereo TV), you can use 
the Sega 9-pin stereo Audio/Video cable for improved graphics and stereo 
sound. No other connectors are necessary. 

Note: You can buy Sega's 9-pin audio/video cable at your Sega dealer or 
by calling 1 -800-USA-SEGA. 

1. Connect the single-plug end of the Sega 9-pin stereo audio/video cable 
to the Audio/Video jack on the back of your new Genesis model. 

2. Connect the yellow (video) plug on the three-plug end of the Sega stereo 
audio/video cable to the Video Input jack on your stereo TV or stereo VCR. 

3. Connect the white plug to the left Audio Input jack, and connect the red 
plug to the right Audio Input jack on your stereo TV or stereo VCR. 

or stereo VCR. 




4. Select the Audio/Video Input setting on your stereo TV ■ 


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OPERATING THE SEGA CD 


With your Sega CD connected, you can start up the system. First, please review this checklist: 

Startup Checklist 

1. Are the Sega CD and the Genesis console connected correctly to each other? 

2. Is the Genesis connected correctly to the TV or monitor? 

3. Are any additional stereo-sound components connected correctly to the system? 

4. Are both the Sega CD and the Genesis connected to power by their correct AC adapters? 

5. Is control pad 1 plugged into the Genesis console? 

6. Is the Genesis cartridge slot empty? (If a cartridge is inserted in the slot at startup, the Genesis system will default to cartridge play.) 







4. Place a disc in the tray, label 


5. Close the CD door 

Important: Never open the 
CD door when the disc is 
rotating. Doing so could 
damage your Sega CD 



STARTING UP WITH A DISC IN THE DRIVE 

If an audio CD or a CD+G is in the drive, the Sega CD logo appears when you 
turn on the Genesis. 

If a Sega CD game is in the drive, the system detects the game when you turn 
on the Genesis and the game will start. Before the game starts, you can press 
Button A, B or C to bring up the Control Panel. Then, you can listen to and 










READING THE 
INDICATOR LED 

• Lights up when the Sega CD 
playing a disc or reading gai 


USING THE CONTROL PAD 


You operate the Sega CD with Genesis control pad 1 (plugged into control 

port 1 on the Genesis console). This section lists the functions of each control 

pad button. 

D-Pad 

• Moves the cursor on the control panel. 

Start Button 

• Goes from the Sega CD logo to the Control Panel. 

• When an audio CD or audio plus graphics disc (CD+G) is inserted but 
not playing, moves the cursor to the PLAY button from any other 
button on the Control Panel. 

• If the system is stopped, closes the Program menu and moves the cursor to 
the PLAY button. 

• If the system is playing, closes the Program menu and moves the cursor to 
the PAUSE button. 














If the system is stopped, closes the Set Prog, menu and moves the 
cursor to the PLAY button. 

If the system is playing, closes the Set Prog, menu and moves the 
cursor to the PAUSE button. 

When a Sega CD game disc is inserted and the Sega CD logo is on 
screen, starts the game. 


Button A 

• When any disc is inserted and the Sega CD logo is on screen, goes 
to the Control Panel. 

• Executes the Control Panel option marked by the cursor. 

Button B 

• When any disc is inserted and the Sega CD logo is on screen, goes 
to the Control Panel. 

• Executes the Control Panel option marked by the cursor. 

• When the CD+G button is highlighted, hides the Control Panel or rest 
it to the screen. 

Button C 

• When any disc is inserted and the Sega CD logo is on screen, goes 
to the Control Panel. 

• Executes the Control Panel option marked by the cursor. 

• Returns the screen to the Sega CD logo. 


OPERATING WITHOUT VIDEO 
(QUICK BUTTONS) 


You don't have to turn on your TV to use the Sega CD, if it is conr 
another stereo sound system. Instead, just turn on your Genesis 
these button controls: 


Start + Button A 
Start + Button B 
Start + Button C 
Start + D-Pad 


Play the CD. 

Play or pause the CD. 

Auto-search (left tracks backward; 
right tracks forward). 


nected to 


Note: These button controls also work when playing a CD+G with 
the Control Panel hidden. 


PLAYING AUDIO CDS 


1. Place an audio CD in the disc tray 
and close the CD door. 

2. Move the cursor to the PLAY button. 

3. Press Button A, B or C to begin 
playing the CD. 

4. Use the Control Panel to select 
different Sega CD features. 

(For details on the features, see pages 



17-22). 







PLAYING AUDIO PLUS GRAPHICS DISCS (CD+G) PLAYING SEGA CD GAMES (CD-ROMS) 


2. Move the cursor to the CD+G 
button, and press Button A, B or C. 

The cursor automatically moves 
to PLAY. 

3. Press Button A or C to begin 
playing the disc. 

Note: The Sega CD displays 

dazzling graphics with up to 64 colors from a 512-color palette. 

4. Press Button B to hide the Control Panel. Use the Quick Buttons (see 
page 15) to operate the Sega CD while the Control Panel is hidden. 

Press Button B again when you want to restore the Control Panel. (With 
every other toggle, a status line appears on the CD+G screen.) 

Note: Since Button B toggles the Control Panel off and on during CD+G 
play, it is not used to execute the Control Panel options. 

5. To turn off the graphics display while continuing the audio, move the 
cursor to the CD+G button and press A or C. The button will no 
longer be highlighted. 

6. When the Control Panel is on screen, use it to select different Sega CD 
features. (For details on the features, see pages 17-22). 

Note: When playing a CD+G, the SEARCH option changes to the CD+G 
CHANNEL option. See page 18 for more information. 



1. Place a Sega CD game in the disc 
tray and close the CD door. 

2. Press Start to move the cursor to 
the CD-ROM button. 



3. Press Button A, B or C to begin the 

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game. (See your game manual for 
instructions on how to play the game.) 



4. Press Reset at any time to stop the disc. The screen returns to the 
Sega CD logo. 

You can play cartridge games on your Genesis, even when it's connected t 
the Sega CD. With the power switch OFF, insert the cartridge into the 
cartridge slot. When you turn the power switch ON, the Genesis defaults I 
cartridge play. 

Note: For best system performance, it's recommended that you keep the 
Sega CD's power adapter plugged in while playing Genesis cartridge 
games. 







SAVING YOUR GAMES 


The MEMORY button becomes available on the Control Panel when a Sega 
CD game is in the drive. Use this button to format the Sega CD's internal 
back-up memory in order to save games. If your Sega CD software has a 
Save feature (often available in sports games and role-playing games), you 
can save your current game to the Sega CD's internal memory. Later, you 
can load the saved game and continue playing from where you left off. 

(See page 22 for details on using the MEMORY feature). 


ENDING A SESSION 

1. Move the cursor to the STOP button and press Button A or C. 

2. Open the CD door and remove the disc. 

3. Close the door. 


4. Turn off the Genesis. 


USING THE SEGA CD FEATURES 

THE CONTROL PANEL 



The Sega CD Control Panel has all the features you need to thoroughly enjoy 
your compact discs. This section describes the features. 


CONTROL PANEL DISPLAY 

The display in the upper half of the Control Panel keeps you informed about 

disc tracks, time and status. 

Tracks Shows all the tracks available on your disc. A box high¬ 

lights the track that's currently playing. This track number is 
also shown to the left of the Time display. 

Volume Levels Shows the volume variations for both the left and right 
channels while a disc is playing. 

Current Track Shows the number of the track that is currently playing. 

This number is also highlighted on the Track display above 
the Volume Levels. 


Status 


Shows the current st 
or "Programming." 


:>f the disc, for example, "Playing," 




Shows disc time in four different modes: 


SEARCH 


• Elapsed time for the current track. 

• Total elapsed time since the disc started playing. 

• Time remaining on the current track. 

• Total time remaining on the disc. 

CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS 

The buttons in the lower half are options you can use to work with your disc. 

• Select a button by moving the cursor to it with the 

D-Pad. 

• Execute the option by pressing Button A, B or C. 

• A button highlights when its option is executed. 

It dims again when another option is executed, or 
when its function is over, or when the CLEAR 
button is pressed. 

PLAY Plays the audio tracks of a disc. 

PAUSE Pauses the current track. Press the PLAY button or the PAUSE 

button again to resume playing. 

STOP Stops the current track. 

AUTO SEARCH Takes you forward (right arrow) or back (left arrow) by one 
track. After selecting a track, use PLAY to play it. AUTO 
SEARCH can be used while PLAY, PAUSE or STOP is 
highlighted. 


Cues forward (right arrow) or cues back (left arrow) through 
the current track while you hold down Button A, B, or C. 

CD+G CHANNEL When the Sega CD is displaying CD+G graphics, the 

SEARCH option changes to CD+G CHANNEL. Hold down 
Buttons A, B, or C on the up or down arrows to change the 
CD+G channel. Some CD+Gs have multiple graphics 
channels; others may have various language channels for 
the same graphics. 

Note: Use CD+G CHANNEL only with discs that contain 
graphics. Do not use it with any discs that do not have 
graphics tracks. 

PROG. Opens the Program menu, which has options for setting 

track order, displaying time modes, and many other 
features. PROG, can be used while PLAY, PAUSE 
or STOP is highlighted. For details, see pages 19-22. 

MEMORY Opens the Memory menu, which has features for 

formatting the Sega CD's internal memory, saving and 
erasing games. MEMORY is available when a Sega CD 
game disc is in the drive. (For details on using MEMORY, 
see page 22). 

CD-ROM Starts a Sega CD game. This option is available only when 
a Sega CD game disc is in the drive. 


CD+G Starts a graphics display. The CD+G option should be 

selected only when a CD+G disc is in the drive. When a 
CD+G disc is playing, the SEARCH option changes to CD+G 
CHANNEL option. 

Note: Use the CD+G button only with discs that contain 
graphics. 

THE PROGRAM MENU 



This section describes the Program menu features. 

• Select an option by moving the cursor to it with the 

D-Pad. 

• Execute the option by pressing Button A, B or C. 

• An option highlights when it is executed. It dims again 
when its function is over or the CLEAR button is pressed. 

REPEAT Pressed once, REPEAT ALL appears and the current 

program repeats until the option is turned off. Pressed twice, 
REPEAT ONE appears and the current track repeats until 
the option is turned off. 

A-B REPEAT Repeats a section of a track. When you press Button A, B 
or C, the option turns green, setting mark A. The second 
time you press the button, the option turns yellow, setting 
mark B. While the option is yellow, the track will repeat 
from A to B. This option can be set while any other option 
is highlighted. The option continues until you CLEAR it, 

STOP, or select the option again and press Button A, B or C. 
Note: The A-B REPEAT option is not usable when you're 
playing a CD+G. 

CLEAR Clears the REPEAT, A-B REPEAT, SHUFFLE, INTRO, 

SPACE and PLAY PROG options and continues normal 
playing from the current track. 


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SHUFFLE 


SPACE 


Mixes the tracks in a random order. The option turns 
yellow, and the shuffled order of tracks appears on the 
Control Panel display. This option can be set while any 
other option is highlighted. The shuffled order remains 
until you select the option again and press Button A, B or C. 

INTRO Plays a set number of seconds from the beginning of each 

track, starting with the current track and continuing through 
all following tracks. When you press Button A, B or C, the 
option turns yellow and the cursor moves to a 
number that appears on the Control Panel display. 

The number starts at 10. Press the D-Pad up or down to 
increase the number (up to 59 seconds) or decrease it (down 
to 1 second). Press Button A, B or C again to set that number 
of seconds. To play INTRO, exit the program, choose PLAY 
and press Button A, B or C. INTRO can be set while any other 
option is highlighted. INTRO play continues until it's played 
through to the end of the disc, or until you CLEAR it or select 
the option again and press Button A, B or C. 



Pauses for a set number of seconds before the beginning of 
each track. When you press Button A, B or C, the option 
turns yellow and the cursor moves to a number that 
appears on the Control Panel display. The number starts at 
10. Press the D-Pad up or down to increase the number 
(up to 59 seconds) or decrease it (down to 1 second). Press 
Button A, B or C again to set that amount of time as a 
pause between tracks. During pause time, the PAUSE 
button on the Control Panel also turns yellow. SPACE can 
be set while any other option is highlighted. The pauses 
continue until you CLEAR them, or select the SPACE option 
again and press Button A, B or C. 


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PLAY PROG. Plays the program you set with the SET PROG, option 

(described on the next page). PLAY PROG, continues until 
you STOP it, CLEAR it, or select the option again and press 
Button A, B, or C. You cannot use the SET PROG, option 
when the PLAY PROG, option is highlighted. 


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SET PROG. Lets you set the order of tracks that will be played. When 
you press Button A, B or C, the Set Program menu appears. 



Here's how to use the menu: 

To set the track order 

When the menu first appears, its INSERT option is 
highlighted. Move the cursor in the upper Track 
Select line to the number of the track you want, and press 
Button A, B or C. That track number appears in the box on 
the lower Tracks Set line, and the box moves to the right. 
Continue selecting tracks in this way. You can repeat tracks, 
and set up to 99 tracks in the lower Tracks Set line. 

To insert tracks in the Tracks Set line: 

With the INSERT option highlighted, move the cursor 

to the box on the lower Tracks Set line. Then press the D-Pad 

left or right to move the box over any track number. 

Next, press the D-Pad up to move the cursor to the upper 
Track Select line, and press left or right to point to the number 
of the track you want. Press Button A, B or C to place that 
number inside the box in the lower Tracks Set line. 


SET PROG. To delete tracks from the Tracks Set line: 

(continued) Move the cursor to the DELETE option and press 

Button A, B or C to highlight it. Then move the cursor to a 
track number in the lower Tracks Set line. Press Button A, B 
or C again to delete the track from your program. 

To close the Set Program menu: 

Move the cursor to the EXIT option and press Button A, B or C. 
You'll see the Program menu again, with the cursor pointing 
to the PLAY PROG, option. 

Use the PLAY PROG, option to play the tracks in the order 
you set them. SET PROG, can be used when any other 
option except PLAY PROG, is highlighted. The program 
you set is not affected when you CLEAR or STOP. It 
remains intact until you change it or open the CD door. 

TIME Displays four different time modes on the Control Panel in 

this order: 

• Elapsed - Time that has passed since the current track 
started playing. 

• T-Elapsed - Total time that has passed since the disc 
started playing. 

• Remain - Time remaining in the current track. 

• T-Remain - Total time remaining on the disc. 

When the cursor is on the option, the TIME mode changes 
each time you press Button A, B or C. 


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EXIT Closes the Program menu. (You can also press Start to 

close the menu.) You must close the menu in order to use 
the Control Panel buttons. Closing the menu does not 
affect the Program menu settings. 

THE MEMORY MENU 

Some games, such as RPGs (role-playing games) let you save your current 
game so you can continue it later. On CD software, game data cannot be 
saved on the compact disc, so the Sega CD has internal back up memory for 
this purpose. 

The MEMORY feature is available when a Sega CD game is in the drive. 

Use this feature to format the Sega CD's internal memory and to save and 
erase games. 

1. Move the cursor to MEMORY and press Button A, B or C. The Data 
Storage Information screen appears. This screen gives you information 
about the SEGA CD's internal memory. 




2. Press Start or Button A, B or C tc 
go on to the MEMORY menu. 

3. Press the D-Pad up or down to 
choose an option. Then press 

Start or Button A, B or C. 


4. Follow the instructions on screen to ^■ 

complete the operation. 

Note: The cartridge memory shown on screen refers to an additional 
memory-saving device that will be available later. 

Important Information about Sega CD Memory 

• Memory must be formatted before you can save games to it. Use the 
first FORMAT option in the Memory menu to format the Sega CD's 
internal memory. 

• The Sega CD can save up to 64 Kbits of memory. When the memory 
is full, make room by deleting items. 

• The Sega CD will retain saved games for up to one month without 
being powered on. After that time, saved data may disappear. If that 
happens, you'll need to reformat the internal memory. Reformatting 
will erase any remaining saved games. After reformatting, leave the 
Sega CD powered on for at least six hours before using its internal 
memory again. 



MAINTAINING YOUR SEGA CD 


The Sega CD's Location 

• Set up the Sega CD in a well-ventilated area. Position it on a stable, 
flat surface that is not prone to vibration. 

• Keep your Sega CD out of direct sunlight and away from extreme hot 
or cold temperatures, such as near a heater or in an uninsulated garage. 

• Don't let the Sega CD get wet. Avoid using it in humid areas. 

If condensation forms on the console, wipe it dry, and let the 
system rest for at least an hour before using it. 

The Console 

• Insert only 8cm or 12cm discs into the disc tray. Do not use discs 
designed for other game units. 

• Always use the Open button to open and close the CD door. 

Attempting to operate the CD door manually may cause it to 
malfunction. 

• Do not open the CD door when a Sega CD game is playing. 

• Always remove a disc before moving the console. 

• Do not take the console apart or alter it in any way. Never touch the 
connectors, or insert foreign objects into the connector terminal. 

• Don't drop the console or pick it up by any connecting cable. Don't twist 
or pull the cables forcefully. Doing so may damage their connections. 

• Don't spill liquids onto the console or into the disc tray. 

• Clean the console with a soft, slightly damp cloth. Never use strong 
cleaning solutions or abrasives that could damage the components. 

Power Supply 

• Use only the AC adapter supplied with your Sega CD to connect the 
Sega CD to power. 

• Always turn the Genesis power sv 
disconnecting the Sega CD. 


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TROUBLESHOOTING 


TV color doesn't 
look right. 


Is the Sega CD connected correctly to the Genesis? 
Are all cable connections secure? (See pages 4-7.) 

Is the TV or monitor turned on? 

Is the channel switch setting (3 or 4) on the back of 
the Genesis the same as the TV channel being used? 
Is the Genesis power switch turned on? 

Is the TV brightness control adjusted properly? 

Is a game cartridge firmly inserted in the Genesis 
cartridge slot? 

Are the TV color controls adjusted properly. (The 
Sega CD can display up to 512 colors, with up to 
64 colors at one time.) 

If you've connected the system to stereo sound, are 
the cable connections correct? (See pages 8-11.) 

Is the sound mixing cable properly connected 
between the Sega CD and the original Genesis model? 
Are the volume controls adjusted properly on your 
TV or stereo system and on the original Genesis 
model? 




LIMITED WARRANTY 


Sega of America, Inc., warrants that the Sega CD and all component parts shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days 
from the date of purchase. If a defect covered by this limited warranty occurs during this 90-day warranty period, Sega will repair or replace the defective 
cartridge or component part, at its option, free of charge. 

This limited warranty does not apply if the defects have been caused by negligence, accident, unreasonable use, modification, tampering, or any other causes 
not related to defective materials or workmanship. Additionally, this warranty shall not be valid if the serial number of the Sega CD has been altered, defaced 
or removed in any way. 

Please retain your dated sales receipt to easily establish the date of purchase for in-warranty repairs. To receive warranty service, call the Sega Consumer 
Service Department at: 1 -800-USA-SEGA 

To receive Canadian warranty service, call the Sega of Canada Consumer Service Department at: 1-800-872-7342 

PLEASE CALL FIRST FOR REPAIR INFORMATION. The cost of returning the system to Sega's Service Center shall be paid by the purchaser. 

DO NOT RETURN YOUR SEGA CD TO THE RETAIL SELLER. 


REPAIRS AFTER EXPIRATION OF LIMITED WARRANTY 

If your Sega CD requires repairs after termination of the 90-day limited warranty period, you may contact the Sega Consumer Service Department at the 
number listed above. If the technician is unable to solve the problem by phone, he or she will advise you of the estimated cost of repair. If you elect to have the 
repair done, you will need to return the defective merchandise, freight prepaid and insured against loss or damage, to Sega's Service Center with an enclosed 
check or money order payable to Sega of America, Inc., for the amount of the cost estimate provided to you by the technician. If, after inspection, it is 
determined that your system cannot be repaired, it will be returned to you and your payment will be refunded. 


LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTY 

Any applicable implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby limited to 90 days from the date of 
purchase and are subject to the conditions set forth herein. In no event shall Sega of America, Inc., be liable for consequential or incidental damages resulting 
from the breach of any express or implied warranties. 

The provisions of this limited warranty are valid in the United States and Canada only. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty 
lasts, or exclusion of consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This limited warranty provides you with 
specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state to state. 

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WARNING 


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are de¬ 
signed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio 
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause interference to radio communications. However, there is no 
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which 
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: 

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. 

• Increase the separation between the Sega CD and receiver. 

• Connect the Sega CD into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. 

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help. 

CAUTION! 

Please note that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for FCC compliance may void the user's authority to operate the 
equipment. Please check with the manufacturer prior to effecting any changes or modifications to the Sega CD system. Please also note that the Sega CD 
system connecting cable which is attached is made of shielded wire. If cable other than that supplied with this Sega CD system is used, there is the possibility 
of violating FCC emission limits. Such change or modification of the Sega CD system is prohibited as per the previous warning. Therefore, use the attached 
shielded cable when setting up and using the Sega CD system. 

If necessary, consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. You may find the following booklet prepared by the 
Federal Communications Commission helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This booklet is available from the U.S. Government 
Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4. 









Before you connect your Sega CD.. 

See Page 4 of your User's Guide. This page 
shows how to prepare your Sega™ Genesis™ by (t) 
unplugging the AC adapter, and (2) removing the expan¬ 
sion slot panel and the red plastic cover from the expan¬ 
sion slot connector. 

Look carefully at the 'piano' contacts on the connector 
(A). Over time, some tarnish or corrosion may have 
accumulated. As a result, your Sega CD™may not make 
a good electrical contact with your Sega Genesis. 

If the contacts appear to be tarnished, carefully clean 
both sides with a soft, non-abrasive art eraser. You may 
also use a pencil eraser, rubbing gently to prevent 
damage to the contacts. If you continue to experience a 
problem, please call us at 1-800-USA-SEGA (1 -800-872- 
7342) for assistance. 


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Happy Gaming! 






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