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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by Greg » January 28th, 2016, 3:17 am

Shadow wrote:
bacardi wrote:
The ribbon cable it too short to do that. You'd need to use a KSM-440ADM which is found in a 7500.
You can always use an extension cable, like I did, using a PS One laser in my 5502 model, works flawlessly :) I also think that the 100x model has a connector very close to the motherboard but I wouldn't bet it's as short as the PS One.
Do you have a link for the extension cable? I was actually thinking about getting some made.
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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by dsleaf67 » January 28th, 2016, 4:23 am

Shadow wrote:
bacardi wrote:
The ribbon cable it too short to do that. You'd need to use a KSM-440ADM which is found in a 7500.
You can always use an extension cable, like I did, using a PS One laser in my 5502 model, works flawlessly :) I also think that the 100x model has a connector very close to the motherboard but I wouldn't bet it's as short as the PS One.
Do you have a link for the extension cable? I was actually thinking about getting some made.
Here's the only one I know of. Not sure how current his store is. I haven't bought from it in a while. It looks like he hasn't done anything this year as it still says 2015 on bottom copyright

http://store.richspsxparts.com/ps1laexca.html

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by MateriaMind » January 28th, 2016, 5:15 am

Rich's PSX parts is not a great place to shop. Lasers are often dead. I had ordered a BAM myself. The spindle motor needs replaced as the shaft is too short for the CD hub. This seller has sold me some decent lasers:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360880952219?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by TheShadowRunner » January 29th, 2016, 3:13 am

Shadow wrote:
aloram wrote:If someone has only modest technical skills, what do you recommend for fixing a 1001 with a bad laser? Swapping in a lens from a PSOne (SCPH-101)?
The ribbon cable it too short to do that. You'd need to use a KSM-440ADM which is found in a 7500.
Hmm that's incorrect, the SCPH-101 (from a PSone) laser is a _perfect_ fit for a SCPH-100x, you just need to swap the top gray plastic part with the original black plastic part: see http://i54.tinypic.com/zwke1y.jpg
You just need a screwdriver for the 2 screws and that's it.

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Post by aloram » January 29th, 2016, 5:37 am

TheShadowRunner wrote:
Shadow wrote:
aloram wrote:If someone has only modest technical skills, what do you recommend for fixing a 1001 with a bad laser? Swapping in a lens from a PSOne (SCPH-101)?
The ribbon cable it too short to do that. You'd need to use a KSM-440ADM which is found in a 7500.
Hmm that's incorrect, the SCPH-101 (from a PSone) laser is a _perfect_ fit for a SCPH-100x, you just need to swap the top gray plastic part with the original black plastic part: see http://i54.tinypic.com/zwke1y.jpg
You just need a screwdriver for the 2 screws and that's it.
That's what I thought. I did a lot more research yesterday, and I found many forums and videos discussing and/or showing this procedure. Perhaps it's different on PAL and/or Japanese consoles?

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Post by TheShadowRunner » January 29th, 2016, 6:10 am

aloram wrote:That's what I thought. I did a lot more research yesterday, and I found many forums and videos discussing and/or showing this procedure. Perhaps it's different on PAL and/or Japanese consoles?
Not at all. Exactly the same for all regions.

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Post by goriath » January 30th, 2016, 2:22 pm

MateriaMind wrote:Rich's PSX parts is not a great place to shop. Lasers are often dead. I had ordered a BAM myself. The spindle motor needs replaced as the shaft is too short for the CD hub. This seller has sold me some decent lasers:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360880952219?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380862795802?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
What does genuine brand new mean?
Are these original parts from sony?

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by Matt » January 30th, 2016, 3:45 pm

TheShadowRunner wrote:
Shadow wrote:
aloram wrote:If someone has only modest technical skills, what do you recommend for fixing a 1001 with a bad laser? Swapping in a lens from a PSOne (SCPH-101)?
The ribbon cable it too short to do that. You'd need to use a KSM-440ADM which is found in a 7500.
Hmm that's incorrect, the SCPH-101 (from a PSone) laser is a _perfect_ fit for a SCPH-100x, you just need to swap the top gray plastic part with the original black plastic part: see http://i54.tinypic.com/zwke1y.jpg
You just need a screwdriver for the 2 screws and that's it.
Ah, cool. My mistake :)

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by gwald » February 1st, 2016, 8:02 pm

Shadow wrote:
aloram wrote:Shadow, which model do you think is the best overall?
SCPH-1002 (or 1001 if you're in the US) with a dual-oscillator mod, working CD-ROM drive, modchip, Switch Board and PSIO.

Did you know about this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HKjcxCuRfM

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by Trixster » February 1st, 2016, 8:12 pm

TheShadowRunner wrote:
Shadow wrote:
aloram wrote:If someone has only modest technical skills, what do you recommend for fixing a 1001 with a bad laser? Swapping in a lens from a PSOne (SCPH-101)?
The ribbon cable it too short to do that. You'd need to use a KSM-440ADM which is found in a 7500.
Hmm that's incorrect, the SCPH-101 (from a PSone) laser is a _perfect_ fit for a SCPH-100x, you just need to swap the top gray plastic part with the original black plastic part: see http://i54.tinypic.com/zwke1y.jpg
You just need a screwdriver for the 2 screws and that's it.
Yep, that's correct, did exactly that with my pal uk 1002. If you leave the grey top on then it won't work. Swapping to the originals laser's black top works perfectly.
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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by aloram » February 3rd, 2016, 10:55 am

Shadow, I know this might be totally paranoid, but I know nothing about how all this stuff works: If I use this third-party extension cable to connect a PSOne laser to my 5501, is there any chance it could somehow damage my motherboard and/or PSIO long-term? I know that certain third-party parts can be problematic in unpredictable ways, so I'd appreciate your input. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by Matt » February 3rd, 2016, 11:26 am

No, it should be perfectly fine to use. So long as it doesn't short any pins, then it's okay to use it.

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Post by aloram » February 3rd, 2016, 11:37 am

Shadow wrote:No, it should be perfectly fine to use. So long as it doesn't short any pins, then it's okay to use it.
Thanks. What exactly do you mean "short any pins"? How would I be able to tell?

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Post by Matt » February 3rd, 2016, 2:00 pm

aloram wrote:
Shadow wrote:No, it should be perfectly fine to use. So long as it doesn't short any pins, then it's okay to use it.
Thanks. What exactly do you mean "short any pins"? How would I be able to tell?
You wont without doing some pinout testing.

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by aloram » February 3rd, 2016, 2:56 pm

Have you ever heard of this happening with an extension cable for a laser? I really don't want to mess with one if there's a chance it'll cause a problem with the PSIO.

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by MateriaMind » February 3rd, 2016, 3:11 pm

I have purchased these extension cables myself and they work just fine. I swear they do.
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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by aloram » February 4th, 2016, 7:48 am

MateriaMind wrote:I have purchased these extension cables myself and they work just fine. I swear they do.
Thanks a lot. I ordered one!

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by eric90000 » October 25th, 2016, 10:43 am

So whats the general consensus on the best model....SCPH-1001 as Shadow said? I heard that the early PS1's can sometimes have stuttering FMV, maybe that's just if they have a bad laser?

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Post by aloram » October 25th, 2016, 10:49 am

eric90000 wrote:So whats the general consensus on the best model....SCPH-1001 as Shadow said? I heard that the early PS1's can sometimes have stuttering FMV, maybe that's just if they have a bad laser?
I'd recommend a 5501. The 1001 has the best audio, but it's less reliable.

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Re: Buying a new (used) PSX, recommended version?

Post by eric90000 » October 25th, 2016, 11:00 am

aloram wrote: I'd recommend a 5501. The 1001 has the best audio, but it's less reliable.
OK cool thank you, I'll check some out on eBay. I was originally looking for a 7501 due to the laser being newer but it seems the 5501 has better audio (I live in Ireland so I'm looking to import an NTSC console to get the "true" 60hz signal. I've heard playing NTSC games on a modded PAL system can be problematic with HDTV's and upscalers due to minor discrepancies in the clock speed).

I've decided to install an MM3 modchip alongside the PSIO switchboard so I can play backup discs too. As for the dual oscillator mod Shadow mentioned, I don't really know where to start :/. Any ideas? haha

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