Sega Saturn Modchip Troubleshooting
Sometimes there are a few things that can be overlooked when installing a Saturn Mod chip that can cause problems.
If there is something wrong with the installation you may find that your games boot to a Audio CD Player.
If your Saturn modchip installation seems to be giving your problem go through this check list:
- Make sure you are using the correct set of instructions. Since there are a few different types of Saturn models, you need to make sure you are installing the correct way for your Saturn.
- Model 2 Saturn Installation Instructions
- Model 1 Saturn Installation Instructions
- Sanyo Saturn Installation Instructions
- Make sure all the neccessary connections are clean. Make sure there is not any stray solder that could cause an electrical short.
- You may want to look over the Soldering Guide to look for tips you might find helpful
- Ensure that your system cannot play original games in addition to backups. If your Saturn can play originals with the chip in, it is most likely an issue with the burned CDs themselves.
- Ensure that the chip is in the slot all the way. Sometimes a chip may have a hard time going into the slot and feels like it needs extra force to cram it in there. If this is the case, you may need to file down the edges of the slot plug.
- If you are attempting the A+B method, try soldering to the chip on the mainboard instead. The A+B method is supposedly not a 100% sure thing.
- If you are worried that your Sega Saturn console may be dead, you can take the chip out and see if it still plays regular games.
If you still need help, just post comments below or in the technical help forums and I’ll try to help you out. The forums will be your best bet as I will probably respond sooner and you will have many other knowledgable members at your service as well.