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Sega Mega Drive Deadbug Mod Kit (Switchless Region / In-Game-Reset)


Mod Kit Includes:

  • 1 x PIC Chip (Switchless Region)
  • 1 x PIC Chip (In-Game-Reset)
  • 2 x Vishay 0.1uf-50v X7R Ceramic Capacitor
  • 2 x Vishay Metal Film Resistors
  • 1 x Kingbright 3mm Diffused ‘Red (Yellow) Green’ LED


  • High quality DIY deadbug components for self assembly
  • Region free
  • Completely switchless
  • Change regions or reset using the control pad
  • 50/60Hz video rate selection for full speed, full screen gaming
  • English / Japanese language selection (dependent on game)
  • Works with both active high and active low reset

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Switchless Region Mod

The Mega Drive Switchless Region Mod lets you set the region of the console to Europe, North America or Japan, essentially between PAL and NTSC regions. This is done by changing the Video Refresh Rate to 50Hz or 60Hz and the Language to English or Japanese.

When the mod is correctly installed, the console will run games in their correct aspect ratio and speed and bypass any region protection of imported games.

The reset button is used to cycle through the regions.

  • Setting 1 = Green LED – Europe/PAL – 50Hz/English
  • Setting 2 = Red LED – North America/NTSC – 60Hz/English
  • Setting 3 = Yellow LED – Japan/NTSC – 60Hz/Japanese

If you are running your PAL systems in 50Hz, you are really doing the games a great disservice. I consider these switchless mods necessary for PAL consoles.

*Note that this mod will require using the console’s native RGB output via an RGB Scart cable. 60Hz regions will be black and white via composite output. RGB is recommended over all other video outputs because of its superior video quality.

In-Game-Reset Mod

The Mega Drive In-Game-Reset mod allows the console to be reset or the console region to be changed from the controller.

Holding A+B+C+START for 1.5 seconds will reset the console. Holding this combination longer will cycle through the regions.

Additional information

Product Type

Mod Kit

Console Make


Console Model

Mega Drive

Mod Attribute

50/60Hz, Deadbug, In-Game-Reset, Language, Multi-Region

Designed by

Not Applicable

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