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Saturn HELP:disc drive doesn't spin..

Discussion in 'Saturn' started by caiusfabricius, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. caiusfabricius

    caiusfabricius New Member

    Saturn HELP:disc drive doesn't spin..

    Hi,

    I bought for cheap a non-working Sega Saturn (non modded model 2 PAL).It has this problem:it regualrly boots,but the cd drive doesn't spin or better:sometimes it spins a bit once I insert a cd then it stops and give always the message:"DRIVE EMPTY".

    I thought it was a laser calibration problem so I joked with the laser trimmer (I also have an other identical working Sega Saturn so I look into it for the right laser settings) but nothing to do.What can I do?I have to trash it?Is the laser unit dead and have to change it,it worth it?Could someone give me advices about?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. dj898

    dj898 New Member

    Saturn HELP:disc drive doesn't spin..

    sounds like the CD door sensor is wanky?
     
  3. caiusfabricius

    caiusfabricius New Member

    Saturn HELP:disc drive doesn't spin..

    No..if I power up the laser strenght by the orange screw then the cd drive begin to spin but give me always the "DRIVE EMPTY" message after checking disc format

    It's a pity,I don't wanna trash it !

    By the way,what is the right setting for the laser strenght?

    Do exist replacements for Saturn cd drive and shops that sell them?
     
  4. nights000

    nights000 New Member

    Saturn HELP:disc drive doesn't spin..

    for a cd drive replacement the easiest thing to do would be to get a broken saturn from somewhere with a working cd drive. (ebay?)
     

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