so i'm playin SF3 and the words "check cd and pickup lens". i cleaned the lens with alcohol and a cotton swab. was this bad? this is the second saturn that's done this to me and i still have both of them. i would like to fix them if that would possible.
no other games work and it was doing this before i tried to clean it. i'm pretty sure there's nothing down in there because i took it apart to check for that and didn't see anything. if it was just out of line is there any way to fix that?
If the game is scratched and you are afraid to polish it (just do this once per cd, otherwise you'll ruin it), try to copy it (you cab use discjuggler if the other programs refuse to do the copy). I've saved a lot of scratched second hand games doing this.
If no other games work then you should try to increase the laser power, there is a faq of how to do it in the misc. section.
what i meant was that none of the games work. but i went to the faq and did what it said to intensify the laser. now it just says "drive empty" with a game in it. is there any hope for this saturn? any other ideas?
sounds like the lens might be bad. in that case either buy a defective saturn and take the laser unit (careful, tho, there's like 6 or 8 different saturn models internally), or just go for a new saturn.. they're not all that expensive anymore.
i guess i'll just buy a new one. i don't have any spare parts. both saturns i have the same thing went wrong. i didn't figure i could fix it but i thought it was worth it was worth a shot. thanks for the suggestions anyway.
Be carefull when you clean the lens with alcohol, I recall that certain types WILL leave a thin film on the lens. If that happened, the film will screw up the reading of any game you put in, if you used the same type of alcohol on both of you saturns you may want to look into this.
from what i have read, it sounds like it's the disc that is broken NOT the saturn!...but if u still want it fixed send em to me...i've chiped and repaired loads of em (i have 4 of my own but only ever use two ( Daytona USA LINK-UP, It did not get to the usa and uk..i got my cables imported....it is sweet) SEND EMAIL!!