Sega Saturn VA SD Switchless Region Mod Install Guide

This guide will show you how to install a switchless region mod into a VA SD Sega Saturn console to make it multi-region with independent 50/60Hz video switching.

Mod Pinout

Solder Map

Sega Saturn – 837-12135 / 171-7131A / VA SD / PAL

Region & Video Rate Jumpers

VA SD / PAL Jumpers

Remove component:

  • R29 (JP2) – Common to Ground

Cut trace:

  • JP7 – Common to Ground
  • JP10 – Common to +5V
  • JP12 – Common to +5V

VA SD / NTSC-J Jumpers

Remove component:

  • JP6 – Common to +5V
  • JP11 – Common to Ground

Cut trace:

  • JP1 – Common to +5V
  • JP13 – Common to Ground