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Model 1 Swap Trick FAQ by I c h i r o

Updated: 02/20/01

Model 1 Saturn Swap Trick FAQ
By Raditz-San 2 (Listed as Magician Type 0)
Contact: radical_radittsu@hotmail.com

Legal Stuff
Look, it's 2001, and I've decided I don't give a damn.  Just leave my
name on it and it's yours.

I'm bored, and I have nothing better to do, so I figured I'd write to you 
about the model 1 swap trick.  I have no idea what to do on Model 2.  If 
you do something really stupid you could probably screw up your Saturn, 
and I’m not liable for that.  This FAQ is intended for people who want to 
play import games and can’t find/afford those converters.  Not sure what 
model Saturn you have?  Just look at the buttons.  If they’re oval shaped, 
it’s a Model 1.  If not... be prepared to shell out a lot of cash for a 
converter.  Try EBay...

What you will need:
- A Phillips Screwdriver
- A Model 1 Saturn
- Some sort of tape
- An Import Game
- A licensed game from the country your Saturn came from

Step 1: Fooling your Saturn
This step is essentially making your Saturn think the lid is always closed.  
Unplug everything.  Get your screwdriver and find a carpet.  Set your 
Saturn on the carpet upside-down and unscrew all five (5) screws (bottom 
left, middle left, next to battery, next to plugs, lower right).  Now, 
flip over your Saturn CAREFULLY, holding it together.  Tap the open 
button.  See the left knob under the lid?  Good.  Now just take the lid 
off (it should come right off) and find the little tower where the left 
knob was.  Get some sort of tape (I like masking myself...) and tape 
around the tower in a circle, in a way that keeps the little button down.  
Done with that?  Good.  Now put it back together and test your licensed 
game from the same country as your Saturn (known from here on as CD1).  
Leave the lid open.  If it works, good.  If not, open your Saturn back up 
and pray that you can fix it...

Step 2. The Swap
Get your import (CD2).  Pop it in your Saturn.  Have CD1 on hand.  This 
might take a few tries to get right.  In any event, turn on the Saturn 
with CD2 in there and the lid open.  Now you need to watch the light.  It 
will begin flashing.  When it stops, take out CD2 and pop in CD1.  Then 
the light will flash once, then again 3 more times.  After it flashes 3 
times, QUICKLY pop out CD1 and pop in CD2.  If you timed it right the 
light will begin flashing some more.  Congratulations.  You’re finished.

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