Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Sega Saturn will not turn on

  1. #1
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Posts
    1
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Sega Saturn will not turn on

    I have not been on a message board in a few years now, and I've recently decided that I am going to fix my sega saturn.
    My knowledge of electronics is very minimal, especially when it comes to systems because besides my saturn, none of my systems have broken. I'm pretty decent at figuring things out, but I really don't want to mess with anything too much in fear of creating another problem.

    That aside, my saturn does absolutely nothing when I hit the power button. It never had a problem back when I used to play it, and once it broke I immediately gave as I was quite young. I've been getting back into gaming recently and miss those games horribly.

    Now that I have finally found a screw driver (I'm in college and cannot afford usual household tools), and have gotten my saturn apart, I have no idea what I am looking for. Nothing seems burnt out, melted, or obviously wrong.
    I'm really hoping this is a usual problem that has a simple fix, but if not, any sort of direction into what fuse to look at, etc. would be great!

  2. #2
    Peach (Level 3) Hawksmoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sandy Springs, GA
    Posts
    701
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    Badge 714
    PSN
    midnighthobo

    Default

    This should probably be moved to the "Technical & Restoration Society" section. Where's PapaStu when you need him?
    Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. - Thomas Paine

    America can always be counted on to do the right thing after they have exhausted all other possibilities. - Winston Churchill


  3. #3
    Arcade Card Compatible Custom rank graphic
    todesengel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    River Ridge, LA
    Posts
    1,205
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    I believe the Saturn has a fuse around where the power plug is, wouldn't hurt to replace it with one of the same type.

  4. #4
    Peach (Level 3) izarate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    603
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I once had to replace a non working power switch on a Saturn, it might be another posibility:


    Also, lookout for broken solder joints at the power supply:

Similar Threads

  1. sega saturn freeze on SEGA SATURN boot screen.
    By retronerd in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-27-2014, 09:42 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-29-2013, 09:00 PM
  3. Replies: 45
    Last Post: 10-29-2013, 01:17 PM
  4. Sega Saturn Wont Turn on? What is wrong with it?
    By garagesaleking!! in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-18-2010, 07:16 AM
  5. WTB Sega Saturn Magazines and Sega Saturn MPEG VCD Card
    By nhamze in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-27-2004, 10:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •