EDIT 06/01/18: Hello viewer! I suppose you're here for answers to your Saturn not accepting burned games or your CDs not coming out right. Well, prepare to be disappointed; neither were not working for me, and the problem was the swap trick I was performing. If you can't get the timing right, here's a guide to help you out:
1. Tape up switch under the Saturn's cover to make the disc spin while the lid is open for swapping (it's pretty simple to open it up, so I won't tell you)
2. Put everything back together and plug in the power and video cable
3. Put your burned game in the Saturn and turn it on
4. When the white flash starts to fade out, switch your burned disc with your real one (this is when it checks for security)
5. Wait for the Sega logo screen, then reset the Saturn
6. Repeat part 4, this time switching the real disc with the burned one
And viola. Now enjoy reading our efforts to "fix" my Saturn that would become meaningless due to my stupidity.
I'm having some problems with burned Sega Saturn games. Some of them have different levels of non-function to them, and the ones that work have insufferable load times and take too long to load some audio files on the disc. Some also have weird graphical glitches and just stop spinning after a while (Sonic 3D Blast, which has been tested working in an emulator). Here's what I've been using and how I've been burning them:
-Maxell CD-Rs at 4x speed
-All images are BIN/CUE
-Mostly Darkwater releases
-American Sega Saturn Model 2 w/ this swap trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIqZBP-49hE
-Real games work perfectly
Could it be a problem with the laser, or am I doing something wrong in the burning process?