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Saturn 50/60Hz switch

Discussion in 'General Tech Help & CD Burning Help' started by sheep64, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. sheep64

    sheep64 New Member


    I´ve a european Saturn. I want to add a switch to change between 50 and 60 Hz.

    Is that easily possible? I also added a 50/60Hz switch to my Mega Drive.

    I don´t want to change the region only the 50/60Hz

    I use satconv to convert all the games to europe.

    I want to start a game in 50 Hz as european game... then when it´s loaded I want to swich to 60Hz.

    That works fine on my Mega Drive/CD

    The only site I found was about building a US/JAP switch.


    Has anybody a idea how to do that?
  2. Mike G

    Mike G New Member

    This site contains most of the info you'll need:


    Ignore the initial part (about country jumpers), scroll down to find the 50/60Hz information. Adding a 50/60Hz switch is either straightforward or somewhat fiddly, depending on which version of the Saturn mainboard you have.

    Pin 79 of the large 160-pin chip is the one that selects between 50Hz and 60Hz (+5v for 60Hz, 0v for 50Hz). In many Saturn board versions, there's a convenient trace to cut and a point you can solder to; in others, you have to physically lift the pin (desolder it from the board) and solder a wire directly to it.

  3. sheep64

    sheep64 New Member

    Today I had time to try this out.

    After a little fight with my saturn to get the PCB board out I soldered it and YEAH it works brilliant!!

    Thank´s a lot for the site info.

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