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Fiercegaming
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Sega Saturn Mod Chip

by Fiercegaming Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:35 am

Hello all,
I am new to the site....

I was just wondering, where can I buy Sega Saturn mod chips on this site, also what is the price. I have modding experience, hard modded and Xbox and softmodded my other one, put some nice ol' 120 GB HDs in them. Anyway, most Saturns that have circular buttons, are the ones you can mod? So you crack it open and see if the center chip has 32 pins...is that correct? thanks.
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by racketboy Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:58 am

Here you go:
http://www.racketboy.com/saturn-modchip/index.htm

And yes, while round buttoned Saturns are a good place to start, you should look inside before making the commitment.

Hope that helps!
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by Fiercegaming Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:09 am

I was just wondering, with this mod chip can you play imports? Oh, and another thing, I thought the mod chips use to be like 12-15 dollars, why have they gone up? And, is there anyone way to mod a Saturn that isn't 32 pins?
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by Pullmyfinger Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:33 am

the chip wont play imports by itself, but you can change the game's region before burning or use an import cart, there are ways to mod non-32 pin saturns, but have a lower success rate
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by Yackom Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:45 am

I have a 64pin model 2, I used the A+B method and it worked great.
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by racketboy Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:56 am

Fiercegaming wrote:I was just wondering, with this mod chip can you play imports? Oh, and another thing, I thought the mod chips use to be like 12-15 dollars, why have they gone up? And, is there anyone way to mod a Saturn that isn't 32 pins?


This will help with imports:
http://www.racketboy.com/retro/2005/01/ ... ports.html

As for the price, the chips haven't been that cheap in almost two years now. Since then, my manufacturer has double my cost twice now, so I'm paying significantly more that I used to.
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by Fiercegaming Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:12 pm

Well I just landed a Sega Saturn for 45 dollars, the cheapest one I could find, had a buy it now. Anyway, the seller doesn't have a picture of it, but he says that it's model number is MK-80000A (he said MX-80000A) but I am sure he meant MK. Anyway, would this one have the round buttons. Thanks.
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by racketboy Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:26 am

Fiercegaming wrote:Well I just landed a Sega Saturn for 45 dollars, the cheapest one I could find, had a buy it now. Anyway, the seller doesn't have a picture of it, but he says that it's model number is MK-80000A (he said MX-80000A) but I am sure he meant MK. Anyway, would this one have the round buttons. Thanks.


Model numbers don't really tell us much.
In years past, there has been an initiative to try to document model numbers, but there didn't seem to be a pattern to them.
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by ebisumaru Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:54 pm

Im thinking about getting a mod chip. I tried the stupid swap trick and my saturn's light never "blinks", its the round buttoned one and i followed the guide to do it but i cant due to the light not blinking as it says! please help me, i really want to save my money now but i most likely will buy a mod chip anyways x_x
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