Available now (handled by our partners BetaGamma Computing in Greece). Please allow for shipping and processing delays due to Covid 19 and a recent cyber attack on the Greek post office. Please note that we can no longer accept mod/repair orders from UK customers (except NI).
All repair/modification work is carried out subject to our terms and conditions. Once you have placed your order, details of where to ship your hardware will be sent to your e-mail address. Prices do NOT include return postage.
Make your Sega Megadrive into a fully region free console without ugly external switches! The switchless region free mod allows you to set region and choose between 50hz and 60hz modes all by pressing the reset switch. Now for one fixed price we can modify either the Megadrive/Gensis Mark 1 or Megadrive/Genesis Mark 2 with this fantastic mod. To operate the mod, simply hold the reset switch down for the required time.
Less than 0.5 seconds – Resets the console as normal.
0.5 seconds to 1.5 seconds (until power LED is extinguished) – Change between 50hz and 60hz modes.
More than 1.5 seconds – Change region.
The LED will flash and change colour indicating the region. Simply let go once the correct region is selected (actual LED colours may vary).
Note:- We strongly recommend playing your Sega Megadrive console using an RGB cable. On some televisions, import games may appear in black and white when using composite or S-Video connections.
For full region free compatibility, the cartridge slot on European and American consoles must be widened. Alternatively, an import adapter such as a Honey Bee adapter can be used.
For Model 1 Megadrive consoles we can also optionally perform a free “jailbar fix” while fitting this mod. This works by lifting Pin 6 on the CXA video encoder and connecting it to ground. In most cases this significantly reduces the jail-bar effect in the consoles RGB video output. Be warned that performing this fix disables the consoles composite video output however. This fix is not required for the model 2 Megadrive/Genesis. For a better, more effective jailbar fix, check out the Voultar RGB bypass board.
Due to minuscule differences in video timings between PAL and NTSC consoles, users connecting modified PAL consoles to HDTVs (either directly or via an upscaler such as an XRGB) may experience stuttering/juddering during scrolling in games when playing in 60hz. This is not a fault with our modding process (we’re just the only website honest enough to tell you it could happen). This does not affect CRT users, see this page for more information.