Sega Saturn VA0 Switchless Region Mod Install Guide

This guide will show you how to install a switchless region mod into a VA0 Sega Saturn console to make it multi-region with independent 50/60Hz video switching.

Mod Pinout

Solder Map

Sega Saturn – 837-11493 / 171-6963B / VA0 / PAL

Region & Video Rate Jumpers

VA0 PAL Jumpers

Remove component:

  • JP2 – Common to Ground

Cut trace:

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

VA0 NTSC-J Jumpers

Cut trace:

  • JP1 – Common to +5V
  • JP6 – Common to +5V
  • JP11 – Common to Ground
  • JP13 – Common to Ground