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by shawly
November 19th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: DualShock replacement joystick (axis sensor)?
Replies: 0
Views: 598

DualShock replacement joystick (axis sensor)?

So I got a few DualShocks with small defects but otherwise decent condition, two of those have loose or non-working joysticks (the whole axis sensor not the plastic stick) and I'd like to replace them. I found some ebay listings with axis sensors which apparently fit into every controller starting f...
by shawly
November 17th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Which replacement laser for which revision?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Which replacement laser for which revision?

Oh really? So I can just install BAMs in all systems, that's nice! Just found the extension on Aliexpress. Thanks for the tip!
by shawly
November 14th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: PSX reads original discs but no backups
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: PSX reads original discs but no backups

BTW I replaced the laser in my 1002 with the BAM and now it reads backups and originals again, so the 11$ I spent on the drive and the 5€ I spent for the system itself was definitely worth it. Installed a PsNee and the switchboard for my PSIO, cleaned the system and now got a fully modded system in ...
by shawly
November 14th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Which replacement laser for which revision?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Which replacement laser for which revision?

I got a couple of systems with defective lasers or reading issues. I've fixed one of them, my SCPH-1002, by replacing the laser with a KSM-440BAM and now the system can read backups and originals perfectly fine again. I still got an SCPH-5002, an SCPH-7502 and an SCPH-9002. AFAIK the length of the r...
by shawly
August 17th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: PSX reads original discs but no backups
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: PSX reads original discs but no backups

The laser arrived today, how do I know if it's old stock or a clone?
by shawly
August 13th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: PSX reads original discs but no backups
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: PSX reads original discs but no backups

These drives still suffer from friction related material loss and thus, misalignment. It's indeed an ACM and since there is no grease on the sled nor the gears it's highly likely to have worn out. That would also explain the rattling sounds it makes. I already tried adjusting the pot but I can't ac...
by shawly
August 8th, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: PSX reads original discs but no backups
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

PSX reads original discs but no backups

So I've bought a batch of three PSXes which were apparently broken so I could try to repair at least one of 'em. Turns out none of the systems are actually broken, they just seem to have some disc reading issues. The SCPH-1002 had a modchip in it (12C508A, probably an MM3?) and it had the issue that...