Switchless Modification

SWITCHLESS MODIFICATIONS

We now offer a brand new premium modification service - basically, any of the modifications we perform that use switches can now be done with our custom built switchless modification boards. With the exception of the Saturn mod which was designed by Seb, they have all be designed by our skilled electronic engineers and are available exclusively through Console Passion!

Please use the Console Modification Enquiry Form to request any of these modifications or to ask us any questions.

Basically you will get exactly the same result as with the other modifications, but instead of having external switches fitted to consoles you can control the changes using the reset switch or pause button (depending on which console you have modified).

***Update*** At the request of a number of customers we are now providing switchless mod kits. The kits consist of a flashed PIC and/or EEPROM and any other necessary components to do the work. We do not provide any documentation or support for people purchaing these. Any work is done at your own risk and should be undertaken by either an electronic professional or someone with a good knowledge of soldering and electronics. We cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your console or yourself! If in doubt you should be sending it to us to do the work for you.

The change you make will depend on how long you hold the button for. For example with the Sega Saturn, the changes will be as follows:

Less than 0.5 seconds = Normal reset

0.5 seconds - 1.5 seconds = Change display on the fly

More than 1.5 seconds = Change region

The LED will flash and change colour indicating the region. The colour of the LED will vary depending on which console you have modified.

The display type will also change to the appropriate setting with the region change (i.e. the display for Europe will change to 50Hz) but if you wish you can change the display type 'on the fly' allowing 60Hz display for Europe or 50Hz for USA/Japan should you wish.

The chip also stores your last setting and will power on again with the same choice. The LED will flash twice on power-up and the LED colour will indicate your region.

Essentially, the modification is the same on all consoles - the Megadrive is identical to the Saturn, as is the Nomad but this comes with the addition of a region LED fitted. The Super Nintendo & Super Famicom are slightly differnt as the switchless mod has three display settings 50Hz, 60Hz or passive where it sets the display to match the region of the inserted cartridge. Of course you can still change the display setting on the fly. The Sega Mega-CD 1 or 32X combo is the same as the Megadrive mod, but changing the Megadrive region will also change the Mega-CD or 32X regions accordingly.

We currently do the following switchless mods - have a look at the videos for a better explanation:

 

Sega Megadrive 1 Switchless Modification - £45 UK plus return postage

Sega Megadrive 2 Switchless Modification - £45 UK plus return postage

***Update*** We can now add a 32X to this mod (not shown in video) so the switchless mod controls both consoles.

Sega Megadrive 1 & 32X Switchless Modification - £60 UK plus return postage

Sega Megadrive 2 & 32X Switchless Modification - £60 UK plus return postage

Sega Megadrive Switchless Mod Kit - £15 UK plus return postage. Please note we do not provide any documentation or support for mod kits - any work undertaken is done at your own risk.
 

***Update*** The switchless mod above has been replaced by the newer switchless mod by Ikari, which plays 100% of all games - even Mario RPG, Star Ocean and Kirby 3! It now has 3 modes, 50Hz, 60Hz and Passive Display Mode. Best SNES mod ever!

Super Nintendo/Famicom Switchless Modification - £55 UK plus return postage

Super Nintendo/Famicom Switchless Mod Kit - £15 UK plus return postage. Please note we do not provide any documentation or support for mod kits - any work undertaken is done at your own risk.

Sega Mega-CD MultiBIOS Combo Switchless Modification - £70 UK plus return postage

Sega Mega-CD 2 MultiBIOS Combo Switchless Modification - £70 UK plus return postage

Sega Mega-CD MultiBIOS Switchless Mod Kit - £35 UK plus return postage. Please note we do not provide any support for mod kits - any work undertaken is done at your own risk.

***Update*** We now have a number of additional mods. We can add the 32X console to the above combo mod so the switchless mod controls all three consoles. Videos to follow...

Sega Mega-CD & 32X MultiBIOS Combo Switchless Modification - £85 UK plus return postage

Sega Mega-CD 2 & 32X MultiBIOS Combo Switchless Modification - £85 UK plus return postage

***Update*** We can now mod the MultiMega in exactly the same way as the Mega-CD combo. Video to follow...

Sega MultiMega MultiBIOS Combo Modification - £125 plus return postage

Sega MultiMega MultiBIOS Switchless Mod Kit - £35 UK plus return postage. Please note we do not provide any support for mod kits - any work undertaken is done at your own risk.

Sega Saturn Switchless Modification - £60 UK plus return postage

Sega Saturn Switchless Mod Kit - £15 UK plus return postage. Please note we do not provide any support or documentation for mod kits - any work undertaken is done at your own risk.

Sega Master System Switchless Modification - £40 UK plus return postage

Sega Master SystemSwitchless Mod Kit - £15 UK plus return postage. Please note we do not provide any support or documentation for mod kits - any work undertaken is done at your own risk.

Sega Nomad Switchless Modification - £50 UK plus return postage

Where appropriate, these prices all include slot widening to accommodate the larger import cartridges.

The remaining consoles will follow shortly (Neo Geo CD, PC Engine etc).

The cost of these modifications is slightly higher than the normal ones due to the extra parts & time involved, but we have already had incredible feedback and these are already very popular. Credit must go to Seb for the design of the original Saturn mod and inspiration for all the others.

Please use the Console Modification Enquiry Form to request any of these modifications or to ask us any questions.