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by ellison
October 16th, 2016, 7:59 am
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: Radical Replacement Question
Replies: 0
Views: 3385

Radical Replacement Question

Has anyone ever replaced the laser assembly of the PlayStation with one from, say, a CD player, for example. Is this even possible?
by ellison
September 28th, 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 11
Views: 10455

Lubrication

I oiled the mechanical plastic pieces of my PS1 with Hoppe's No. 9 gun oil. I know some types of oil are bad for ABS, but good look finding the chemical composition of name brand lubricants. What lubricants have you guys used on your PlayStations and what are the results? So far the No. 9 oil has ad...
by ellison
September 23rd, 2016, 7:09 pm
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: Simple Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 5998

Re: Simple Upgrade

Another though: would happen if I replaced the motor with a faster one?
by ellison
September 23rd, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: Simple Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 5998

Re: Simple Upgrade

Thanks for the input, now I know this is a common problem. That's give me more reason to not go back with the original part. I guess it's time start measuring.
by ellison
September 23rd, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: CD-ROM
Topic: Simple Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 5998

Simple Upgrade

Hello, everyone. The little black circle that holds the disc on my 5501 has had a tab broken off of it. I don't want to replace it with one from another PlayStation because I remember when I was younger, I always had the same problem breaking that little piece. I never broke one on the PlayStation 2...
by ellison
September 23rd, 2016, 1:58 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: Custom Bios?
Replies: 3
Views: 5588

Custom Bios?

This may be a dumb question, but I'm not afraid to ask it. Is it possible to re-texture the bios? The PS1 still looks great, but the gross crayon-puke bios does not.
by ellison
September 22nd, 2016, 6:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hot When Powered Off
Replies: 6
Views: 5151

Re: Hot When Powered Off

Okay. Thanks for the replies, guys. I installed a switch on the AC cord from a lamp power cord like this.

http://bplampsupply.com/images/products ... _alt_0.jpg

Now I don't have to keep it unplugged to not waste power.
by ellison
September 22nd, 2016, 1:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hot When Powered Off
Replies: 6
Views: 5151

Hot When Powered Off

I have a 5501 I just got off ebay and I'm just getting reacquainted with the PlayStation. When it's not in operation and plugged in, it stays fairly hot. Unplugged, the bottom of the case on the power side was 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and after ten minutes of being plugged in it went to 84 degrees. Do...