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Where can I get a modded saturn from?

Discussion in 'Saturn' started by Flakvin, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Flakvin

    Flakvin New Member

    Anybody know of any online stores I can buy a nice new (or second hand) Saturn with a mod board and/or a 50/60Hz switch prefitted? Preferably located in the UK?

    Anyone with any suggestions?
  2. lancastoor

    lancastoor New Member

    Its only a 1 wire mod, and that one wire is easy to do (compared to say the points on a PSX, DC or PS2).. Basically if you know how a soldering iron works, you can do it..

    Only place I know of selling pre-modded units is playthegames.com and they are UNRELIABLE! AVOID THEM.. I'll shorten my usual rant and say that after not recieving the saturn mod I ordered, and being ignored on email and phone, I decided to drive to the 'retail location' (which is only about 20 minutes from where I live), and it DOESNT EXIST. The address is for some chinsey looking paintball supply shop. I went in and asked the guy about PTG.com and he played dumb (my guess is he or one of his friends runs the thing out of their basement, hence the craptastic web design).. Better Business Bureau cant help me because its not a real business. So all I can do is post this as often as I can to try and spread the word.
  3. segasonic

    segasonic New Member

    I'd recommend getting yourself a cheap model 2 Saturn, then sending it to Raven Games. They unfortunately will not fit a modchip, but they will do the country switch and 50/60Hz switch for around 40 pounds. As lancastoor says, the modchip is very easy to fit yourself. I think Lik-Sang still sell them.
  4. Flakvin

    Flakvin New Member

    Hmm, ok. Where would I get a cheapy Saturn from? There are no retailers in the south-west (uk) that sell any saturns, so, I'll most likely have to order online. I would try Ebay, but, I dont really trust anyone on there.

    By the way, how hard is it to modify a saturn with a 50/60Hz switch?

    (Edited by Flakvin at 5:54 pm on Mar. 25, 2002)
  5. gamefoo21

    gamefoo21 New Member

    you take apart the saturn, you plug the mod board in and sodder two wires and put it all back together.
  6. Flakvin

    Flakvin New Member

    Aren't you talking about a mod board, not a 50/60Hz switch?
  7. gamefoo21

    gamefoo21 New Member

    Doh is #### right. i have no clue on how to do that there is nothing i have read about forcing the change.
  8. Mike G

    Mike G New Member

    50/60Hz mod is easy on some Saturns, much trickier on others. Have a look at:


    On some boards I've seen, there's no option other than to lift pin 79 of the 160 pin chip and solder the switch wire directly to that.

    Tony's site also has country switch details, by the way.

    Both types of switch are more difficult to fit than a mod chip - you have to take more of your Saturn apart, solder more wires, and drill holes in the case to fit the switches.

  9. gamefoo21

    gamefoo21 New Member

    so there is a chance of fucking your saturn over???
  10. mal

    mal Member

    Any time you open up your Saturn there's a chance you'll fuck it up. Static electricity is nasty stuff.
  11. Flakvin

    Flakvin New Member

    Ok, enough of the 50/60Hz switch.... can anyone link me to any online shops that stock UK Sega Saturns?

    Please, I'm desperate now... My old one is totally f**ked.
  12. JDAdams

    JDAdams New Member

    *raises hand*

    Erm, I guess my first attempt would qualify as 'fucked over'. I dropped some solder on one of the memory chips (I was using a massive soldering irom, ok?). It's fine...as long as the game in question is only 3D. Any 2D 'ghosts' all over the screen.

    The 'Mk. II' is now fully modded and re-assembled (with my new pen-tip iron), and was still a bargain, really - £20 for a new Saturn beats £40 for someone else to do it hands down:)
  13. Flakvin

    Flakvin New Member

    Are there any instructions, on the net, on how to do this 50/60Hz conversion?
  14. mal

    mal Member

    Which are you, blind or stupid?

    Mike G posted a link earlier in the thread.
  15. Flakvin

    Flakvin New Member

    Yes.. I am both of these... I totally missed that.

    (Edited by Flakvin at 12:03 am on April 9, 2002)

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