Originally posted by gallantwolf@Tue, 2006-01-03 @ 07:43 AM
is soldering to the 32 pin chip of the saturn really a tight space where making a mistake is easy even if you have some experience in soldering.
Signal wire not attached (0019 bridge): Boot up animation Long pause (15secs) at 'Sega Saturn' screen Two green cubes at the CD player screen -No CD rotation Displays "checking disc format"
Originally posted by Red_Chaos1@Tue, 2006-05-02 @ 10:55 PM
Sooo...help? The Saturn is Model #MK-80000A with a JVC CD Board, "ASSY CD UNIT SAT JVC EXL-P608", mod chip installed component side towards CD unit, since ribbon fingers face same direction.
Originally posted by mal@Tue, 2006-05-02 @ 06:12 PM
In my experience, with that model of CD board, you actually have to solder to the 32 pin IC to get a mod to work. I don't know why...
Originally posted by mal+Tue, 2006-05-02 @ 11:12 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mal @ Tue, 2006-05-02 @ 11:12 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>In my experience, with that model of CD board, you actually have to solder to the 32 pin IC to get a mod to work. I don't know why...
Originally posted by Hunter@Tue, 2006-05-02 @ 07:59 PM
I have a 21/32 saturn 80000A NTSC US saturn system. It has the JVC 605 cd drive. I ordered a mod from Jandaman and I was exited to try it. I tried the A+B method out of the box and nothing. It thinks everything is an audio disc. So then I tried soldering to pin 14 on my IC. That had the same results. So then I tried changing the switch to 0019 and it does the exact same thing, regaurldless of where the signal wire is soldered. The shattered glass sega logo appears with the mod installed then it goes to the audio player. The drive is active and will read the audio from all my games. When I disconnect the wire from the IC or the power the shatter logo is no longer present on boot up. I was trying to boot several pressed sega cd's such as nights and Night warriors. When I remove the mod, the system functions flawlessly with all US games. I haven't tried filing the mod down, it is difficult to insert into the motherboard. I don't think this is the problem because when it isn't seated correctly I don't get the shattering sega intro. I ran into this in testing. I have read this entire thread a couple times and it seems that this type of saturn should be easy to mod. Has anyone gotten past this problem by filing their mod? I already talked to jandaman and he offered to send me a new mod chip to try. Now I'm waiting on that and begging anyone out there for help. Do you guys think this is a dead mod or should I try a few more things? PLZ HELP