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24-03-2012, 02:19   #1
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Y/N Question: PAL Saturn LED - 3 colour?

A question for anyone who has performed a switchless mod on a Sega Saturn:

is the stock power LED on the (PAL) Sega Saturn a 3 colour LED, or just a regular one? Is a 3 colour LED a part I'd need to buy to attempt the mod?

I was reading up on how to do this mod (here) and it wasn't explicitly clear.

After a bit of thought it then occured to me that I don't actually know for how long 3 colour LEDs are used in consoles. - if it weren't for the RRoD on YLoD on Xbox 360s and PS3s I probably wouldn't think that any unmodded consoles used 3 colour LEDs.

No hurry on an answer for this, I'm a long way off from understanding a lot of the instructions, let alone having the skills to do 'em.
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A question for anyone who has performed a switchless mod on a Sega Saturn:

is the stock power LED on the (PAL) Sega Saturn a 3 colour LED, or just a regular one? Is a 3 colour LED a part I'd need to buy to attempt the mod?

I was reading up on how to do this mod (here) and it wasn't explicitly clear.
From the article you linked to (page 1)

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It's done by exchanging the green power-LED with a multicolor LED (I've used a 3-pin red/green-LED, which gives colors red/green/orange) and by multiplexing all needed functions on the Reset-Button.
I believe that answers your question. Why would you need to exchange the power-LED if it was already a dual-color? Dual color (Red/Green), not tri-color, because mixing green + red light makes yellow/orange.

Also, as a complement to the guide from Seb, see this mmmonkey page

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Cheers. Brain no function to comprehend electronics or logic so well during small hours of morning.
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