Saturn Surgery

Pulling apart the Saturn

At some point, controller port 1 on the Saturn stopped working. We thought it was the controller, and bought a new one. A brand new one, from 1990-whatever – with manuals and a contest entry form for an arcade cabinet! Sadly, the new controller didn’t work in port 1, but did in port 2 within the BIOS where we set the system time.

My brother Josh came over with his electronics

We think we found the bad solder point.

toolkit, and performed open-port surgery on the Sega Saturn. Controller port 1 is still dead, and

he forgot the multi-meter to test further. We think we may have found the issue to be a poorly done solder joint, and his instrument is likely too blunt for this small of a scale. Next time.

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Bradley Brown

Hiker, Hunter, Ham Operator, Gamer and Family Man

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