One of the earliest retail Saturn's

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  1. nerdydesi

    nerdydesi Member

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    I managed to buy one of the earliest made Sega Saturns on eBay recently, serial is B40000411.

    Below are photos I took of it.
     

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    More pics.
     

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    link83 Enthusiastic Member

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    Thanks for the pics, nice to know its gone to someone who appreciates its rarity :)
     
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    Endorphines SEGA nut

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    Nice find!
     
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    Dr.Wily Peppy Member

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    Interesting, there is a bundled MPEG card inside or it's a dev unit ?
     
  6. nerdydesi

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    No MPEG card was bundled with the unit and its a very early retail launch unit.

    It's a HST-3200, VA0 model with a socketed BIOS.
     
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    Sorry to bump on my own old thread. I was wondering if anyone has ever come across any older Sega Saturn units than mine? :p

    When I saw this baby on eBay last year, I snatched it up literally the next second! :D
     
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  8. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    How many LED lights does it use for the power and the access displays. The true early models used two for each section plus had a different font for the power and access text.
     
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  10. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Ah, well that is a sigh of an early Saturn for sure. Only the very first production run had the Double LEDs for the access and Power indicators.
     
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    Druidic teacher Officer at Arms

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  12. AUSTIN PEYTON

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    wow
     
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    Cross CartDev Saturns feature both LED. Guess they used the early retail models?
     
  14. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Probably.
     

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