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Sega Saturn Switchless Mod

This mod allows the Sega Saturn to run games from any Region, and also allows 50/60Hz switching. The best part is its all controlled by the Saturn's reset switch!
Parts Needed:
Watch the below vids for creation of the board and installation. I have listed the common Jumper locations in the chart below the videos, as well as a diagram of the board layout..
Part 1 of Sega Saturn Switchless Mod. This video covers building the chip.
Part 2 of the Saturn Switchless Mod. This video covers installing the chip and testing..
Common Jumper Locations:
Model1 Saturn - NZ/AUS Model1 Saturn - NZ/AUS
50/60Hz Wire
If the method shown in my video doesn't work on your motherboard, or the points aren't there, then you need to find the Sega IC marked 315-5690 .. Sometimes this is labelled as IC14 on the motherboard. You need to lift Pin 79 from the IC, and solder the 50/60Hz wire to that. Use the below pictures to give you a bit of a guide:
Lift Pin 79 Lift Pin 79
Mod Chip Layout
Sega Saturn Region PCB
Special thanks to www.gamesx.com, www.mmmonkey.co.uk and sebs.riot.org. I take no credit for the above images and hex code, and am only hosting these here as a backup for the original sites and also as a singular location for anyone attempting this mod. The videos I have created above have mostly been made possible with the help of these web sites/creators.