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Hello.

Does anyone know how to Mod a Pal Saturn to 60Hz? Or could anyone give me a link to a web page that describes the technique?

I have already had one attempt. I found a guide (in French) on the Internet that described how to Mod a Model 1 Saturn (I think I have a model 1)

I carried this out on the poor Sega Breezeblock and it still works (just) but when I switch the switch the screen goes all jerky like it can’t find the V-Sync or something.

Please help me!

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Doing it yourself without clear instructions or past experience will only hinder you my friend.

I got mine modded by Yod@, and i've l.e.d modded two dcs and my mega drive. I couldn't work out how to properly do the saturn so I got a pro on the job, it's the best bet, plus i'm to find out tonight that his work is spot-on no doubt.

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Hello.

Does anyone know how to Mod a Pal Saturn to 60Hz? Or could anyone give me a link to a web page that describes the technique?

I have already had one attempt. I found a guide (in French) on the Internet that described how to Mod a Model 1 Saturn (I think I have a model 1)

I carried this out on the poor Sega Breezeblock and it still works (just) but when I switch the switch the screen goes all jerky like it can’t find the V-Sync or something.

Please help me!

The method I use is to lift pin 79 of the GFX chip, and switch it between either GND or +5 Volts. The GFX chip will be labelled either 315-5964, 315-5690 or 315-5890.

Sounds to me either like you've got a short somewhere, or else you've left the pin "floating" - i.e. connected neither to ground nor to 5 Volts...

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got a pro on the job, it's the best bet

Well, I agree with you on principle but the prices kinda scare me.

www.ravengames.co.uk offer a Saturn Mod but the price is £44.99! That’s more than I paid for the console AND probably doesn't include shipping. If you could find me a pro mod offer of reasonable price and give me the web address I would be very grateful.

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Yes there is, becuase that's the one i'm going to use. Yod@ only modded my machine for 50/60hz switching, to play imports I still have to use a boot-disc.

No, I did both mods!

It has a switch for UK/US/JP games as well as a switch for 50/60Hz. :(

EDIT: So what boot disc were you going to use, and where did you get it from?

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There is no such thing as a boot disk that works for the Saturn. Simple as that.

Actually, that's not strictly true but you'd need to pick up 2 unburnt disks with the Saturn protection ring ready made - one for 3rd party games and one for 1st party games. Somehow I don't think it's viable since unburnt Saturn disks are worth quite a bit...

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you've left the pin "floating" - i.e. connected neither to ground nor to 5 Volts...

That will be it. The guide never told me to ground the other connection. I just have a SPST switch connected.

If I order a SPDT toggle switch where do I place the ground wire?

I'm not that practised at all this. :)

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No, I did both mods!

It has a switch for UK/US/JP games as well as a switch for 50/60Hz. :)

EDIT: So what boot disc were you going to use, and where did you get it from?

??????

Whoohoo!!!

:P

EDIT: Droo told me he was using a boot disc. Plus he didnt get back to me about the xmas nights and pds promo...I txted him on monday about it...

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That will be it. The guide never told me to ground the other connection. I just have a SPST switch connected.

If I order a SPDT toggle switch where do I place the ground wire?

I'm not that practised at all this. :)

I normally take the +5 volts and the ground from the PSU conector on the board - from the 4/5 pins that are sticking up from the board. One of those is 5volts, and one or two of them are ground.

Sorry if this part insults your intelligence!: if you've got a SPDT switch, put ground on one side, +5 volts on the other side, and the wire coming from the chip goes to the middle pin of the switch.

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