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That's all you will se with any eyepiece on Saturn, right now, since the rings are currently edge on to us, due to Saturn's current position in its orbit. Saturn's rings won't open up to nay great extent for viewing for another couple years. To really see the rings at their best when the rings are more visible, you should try to get up around 120x with that small a scope, but don't go higher or you lose image quality. Jupiter, later this summer, will be a much better target for your small scope.
That is normal for focusing with a reflector. Reflectors have a very short travel distance in the focuser and there will only be one point where things are in focus. The higher the magnification, the more critcal the focus point.
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