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Author Topic: G7401 Video cable and switch questions.  (Read 106 times)
Alberto Ortega
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« on: June 02, 2020, 07:00:13 PM »

Hi to all:
   I recently acquire (by chance) a G7401 Videopac console.  After reading the IMPORT guide on the NEXTLEVEL. I am no sure on what cable would be best for this console to work here in the USA.  
Question 1: should I purchase an 8pin to scart cable (original) then convert SCART to HDMI through an adapter? will this work?
Question 2:  would you suggest any other option?

Also, I am assuming I will also need a power Voltage Converter Transformer to step up to 220v. Correct?


Finally, any suggestions for a SWITCH replacement or alternative.  Original feels mushy with no click,  not sure it will work.


thanks in advance for your help.

Al

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 11:08:10 PM »

The G7400/7401 works on 120V.
You must replace the plug (european to us) or use an adaptor.
A step-down in not necessary.

The most easy is to buy an european (not a french) G7400 and mod it to AV.

Or buy a french one with a SCART output (RGB) but this output has NOT a composite output, only a sync. signal.
You can mod your RGB output to VGA output ?!
Or use a SCART (real RGB Scart) to HDMI adaptor.

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Alberto Ortega
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 12:56:36 AM »

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time.

The one I already have is a G7401 made in France with 8 pin output. I am assuming this is SCART. For your comment, it must be RGB only. (no composite).

Would you please elaborate?
Is there any documentation available here or elsewhere on scart to vga mod?
And, what exactly do you mean with real scart? May plan was to buy a 8 pin to scart cable (same as original), then convert scart to hdmi with an adapter sold on amazon.    Would this setting work?


Any suggestions on the switch?


Thanks a lot!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 12:12:35 PM »

I will make a cable DIN 8-C to VGA (RGB) & jack (audio) this afternoon and test it.
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Alberto Ortega
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2020, 01:05:35 PM »

Hi, just following up on your post. If you could decribe the instructions to make the cable, I can try to make one. Thanks a lot!
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