Sega Saturn questions

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  1. PIXeL92

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    Hey guys,

    I got a White Jap Saturn the other day and I was going to strip it to give it a clean and I came across a few odd things;

    1 - Video CD Decoder SS-7000
    2 - A odd looking chip set between two ribbons (Possible mod chip.)
    3 - a 250V fuse on the power board (being JAP I thought it would be 110V) **TURNS OUT IT WAS JUST THE FUSE**

    I have added a couple of photos,

    Cheers in advance. IMAG0346.jpg IMAG0347.jpg
     
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    To reiterate. DO NOT plug in a power cable now.

    At least until you can verify its power supply inside is distinctly ~220v.
     
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    Uhh, where are the photos?
     
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    Photos were not added lol, I have blown something on the board. Shall add photos in the next hour.
     
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    Pics added
     
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    That's a mod chip so you can play cd-r games. The vcd card allows you to play back vcd movies.
     
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    Also I have blown the powerboard on it, can I replace with a PAL one or repair it? When I replaced the 250v fuse it blew even with the stepdown.

    Also is there any value to that card addon ?
     
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    don't think there's much if any.
    the most desirable Hitachi one isn't that much of value either so can't see this bootleg(?) has any actual value... :)
     
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    I doubt I've ever myself used anything like a stepdown, but generally it's best to get local power supplies.

    Except like Druid II is saying internal power consoles are obviously not as easy.
     
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    The SS-7000 VideoCD card is a bootleg. To add some information, it has the same bios as the Victor RG-VC20 official MPEG card, so it was made in late 1996 or 1997.
     
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    Obvious things to check are the bridge and the input filter cap (I would replace the latter in any case, even if it's not bulged or vented) - some versions of that PSU also had a VDR across the line to act as a surge supressor and I've seen those fail short. The switch FET generally seems to survive, though - but it's still worth checking it for shorts.

    Can you take a photo of the specific PSU that you have? It's been quite a while since I did anything with the Saturn.
     
  19. Shane McRetro

    Shane McRetro Blast Processed Since 199X

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    Ohhhooo that modchip is similar to one of mine here.
    Looking forward to the photo of the PSU as well! :smile-new:
     
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    shall upload pictures soon
    So with the mod chip can I play copied games ?cheers for all the help
     

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