Picked up a model 1 Sega Saturn from a thrift store for a smooth $12.48. I've gotten it to read and play MYST once but never again. With the case off it is very apparent that the laser sits there and focuses on the disc and lets it spin until it drops into the BIOS. From there it'll sit there attempting to read the disc, freeze the graphics for a second or two and then recognize the disc as an audio CD and let you play the CDDA tracks.
If I manually move the laser to the outer edge the Saturn simply moves it back towards the spindle. Not once will it move the laser out towards the edge to read the security ring. Anyone ever see this before?
EDIT: Forgot to mention I swapped out the original BIOS and put in a region free BIOS. MYST booted on the original but has yet to on the region free. I did have trouble getting my copy of Resident Evil to boot on the original BIOS as well.