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Fried Sega Saturn, PLEASE HELP!

by fredthezombie Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:49 am

So the other day I took my Sega Saturn to a friends house plugged it in, turned it on, and it started smoking. I unplugged everything of course, and thats when my friend conveniently remembered that the outlet I used was bad. After waiting awhile I plugged it into a different outlet and to my surprise it seemed to work fine. But as I soon found out, it started have major difficulties reading from the disc and the drive spinning at all. I am assuming my Once trusty Saturn is now toast, any ideas if I replaced the power supply or disc drive could my Saturn be saved? I’d straight out buy a different one but the one I have has a mod chip in it. Could I just take the chip out and put it in a different Saturn?
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Re: Fried Sega Saturn, PLEASE HELP!

by Jmustang1968 Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:34 pm

I am thinking you probably blew a fuse.
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Re: Fried Sega Saturn, PLEASE HELP!

by fastbilly1 Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:10 pm

If I remember correctly, the PSUs on the Saturns are swappable. But replacing a blow fuse would be just as easy, if you know how to use a soldering iron.
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Re: Fried Sega Saturn, PLEASE HELP!

by fredthezombie Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:15 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:If I remember correctly, the PSUs on the Saturns are swappable. But replacing a blow fuse would be just as easy, if you know how to use a soldering iron.
So Replacing a fuse is great and all but even if I fix the power supply do you think that would fix the disc drive reading? I can still use the system but since I blew the supposed fuse the disc drive is having issues.
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Re: Fried Sega Saturn, PLEASE HELP!

by fastbilly1 Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:32 pm

Your disc drive might not be getting enough power. Enough to spin but not enough for the laser. Break out the multimeter and get some readings.
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Re: Fried Sega Saturn, PLEASE HELP!

by fredthezombie Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:05 pm

Update: Saturn has been fixed! A capacitor was blown, after replacing it the Saturn once again works great. Thanks for the suggestions guys!
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