Telling the difference between a real and fake Saturn dpad


#1

I’ve gotten myself into the predicament of buying both a series 2 and USB saturn pads and like an idiot end up mixing up the real and bootleg dpads. Looking at both of them i notice in the back one of them has the number 9 or 6 behind it while the other one doesn’t. One of them looks alot more glossy than the other. Also in the front one has a more shiny finish while the other seems fairly matte. Anybody that can help me get out this hole i dug myself would be really appreciated :smiley:


#2

Take a screwdriver to the back and open that bad boy up?


#3

Well i’ve both of them open with both the dpads lying infront with no idea which one is from which


#4

Zeetes needs to chime in but I can’t ever recall a shiny Saturn dpad. They should be matte afaik.


#5

My Saturn Dpad is shiny and it’s an official Saturn pad…


#6

While not directly on topic, how much is a Sega Saturn pad (for Saturn) worth? Tried to gauge it on ebay and all that pop up are the USB Saturn pads.


#7

I like to pay $8-12 for them depending on condition. I’ve bought a handful of them for modding. They don’t typically go that high because of the availability of converters.


#8

Okay, was hoping I didn’t overpay. I won a bid for a parts-only Saturn with 4x saturn pads for $29 yesterday.


#9

My USB pad doesn’t have any #s on the back.


#10

I eventually found out which is which but i’m writing this off as a failed experiment because with the new dpad the pad is super stiff and there isn’t much give for your movements.