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I have a sega saturn that plays games just fine but will not play the background music to some games and will not play music cds. Any ideas?

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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 ;)

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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  • intestine Nov 12, 2010

    I wiped it down a couple of times. No change. If the laser is failing would it still play the games? I think that the games that it will not play the music for use digital audio soundtracks. Earthworm 2, Godlen Axe and a few others. Any tweaks to get the laser going again?

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    RescueTechLA Nov 12, 2010

    Yeah that's the extent of my Saturn knowledge sry :( I usually stick to fixing PS3's It could be a hardware issue as well. I imagine the easiest way of figuring that out though is by swapping parts with a working unit.

  • aoshis Sep 10, 2011

    Any progress with that problem? I have a Sega Saturn with this issue. I've tried cleaning the lens with isopropyl alcohol and adjust the laser unit power, but nothing works.

  • aoshis Sep 18, 2011

    I just figured out that my problem is in my modchip. When I connect the Ribbon Cable directly on the motherboard, my audio cds just plays fine. When I put the modchip in the Laser Ribbon Cable slot on the motherboard, and put the Ribbon Cable on the modchip, the sound vanishes.

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