20 Most Recent Sega Saturn Console Questions & Answers


The port in the Saturn gets dirty and won't read.

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Nov 18, 2018


That sounds like a power supply problem. It could be something to do with the high voltage step down circuit. you should take note that it can be extremely dangerous to open and inspect the internals of any device. there is a high voltage risk that can harm or even kill you. always be sure to unplug and discharging the circuit. before attempting any inspection or repairs. capacitors can hold a charge for a long time and are dangerous even after power has been removed from any device. if you are comfortable opening the counsel you can inspect for obvious issues. the things to look for are. capacitors that are swollen eg look round at the top, the next thing is to look for burnt marks. if not any of them look for bad solder joints or lose components. may be best to replace with a new power supply.

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Sep 14, 2018


Return to sender as defective

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014


It sounds like its definitely something wrong with the system. There must be something about this game that the system is having trouble reading correctly. I don't see there being much of a fix for this unless maybe you brought it in to a local game shop and had let look at it.

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Aug 12, 2013


Could be a problem inside the Saturn. Was it wet? It could be it has just stopped working, not all systems last forever, and it could be time to get a new one?

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Aug 09, 2013


if ita a cartridge game machine it could be dirty contacts on the game or console , try cleaning with an electrical contact cleaner on a cotton bud or small paint brush ( dont use any water ) the cleaner should be the type that evaporates almost immediately , hope this helps

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Feb 11, 2013


chances are the laser is either dusty or has stopped working all together, try buying a cd lense cleaning kit and running this in the computer, that may solve the problem, or go to computer shop and buy a small can of compressed air and give it a good blast out inside to get any dust out, if this dont work then this means the laser is no goof and been a sega saturn the chances are it would be cheaper to buy a replacement console than it would to get the laser changed,

Sega Saturn... | Answered on May 18, 2012


im afraid not it sounds like the switch has broken free from the small circuit board its attatched to so even if you opened it up you would not fix it unless you was any good at soldering with a fine soldering iron, you will be a lot better off leaving it as it is,

Sega Saturn... | Answered on May 18, 2012


Dirty laser, failing laser. I'd try to clean the lens in a circular motion with a DRY q-tip.
Let me know if that works ;)

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Sep 18, 2011


do you leave it pluged in?

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Jul 01, 2011


Seems like the board is pretty much fried. Get a used one on eBay??

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010


Sounds like the CD tray is not closing. Try opening up your Saturn and checking on the top-left corner, next to the part you plug your power cable into. There is a small switch that the CD cover presses on, try holding it down while you turn it on with a game in it and the top half of the case off. The game should spin and play. If you tape it down, it should work fine. If that didn't work, try replacing the battery. The battery you need is called a CR-2032. You can get this at you local CVS, Wal-Mart, or any place that sells watch batteries. After you do that, simply pop off the back panel, take out the CR-2032 battery, and pop in the new CR-2032 battery and then it should work. If that worked, congrats for your Sega Saturn being back in action.!

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010


Sounds like the CD tray is not closing. Did you replace your battery? The battery is called a CR-2032. You can get this kind of battery at most stores that sell watch batteries. Take off the back panel and remove the battery. Insert the new one, replace the cover, and test it. If that didn't work, try opening up your Saturn by unscrewing the 5 screws on the bottom. Turn it over an then check the top-left corner, next to the part you plug your power cable into. There is a small switch that the CD cover presses on, try holding it down while you turn it on with a game in it and the top half of the case off. The game should spin and play. If you tape it down, it should work. Put the Saturn back together and there go, you just fixed your Saturn.

Sega Saturn... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010

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