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Old 5th February 2006, 04:45 PM   #601
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Do you still hold the button when you try to play the disc?

Also, does the pickup seems loose?
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Old 5th February 2006, 04:51 PM   #602
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Do you still hold the button when you try to play the disc?

yes


Also, does the pickup seems loose?

it is i think

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Old 5th February 2006, 04:57 PM   #603
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Then you can get some laser assemblies here:

http://store.videogamecentral.com/ps1optlkm440.html

It's going to cost 20$ + shipping. Maybe an other PSX is better also, but you should consider that the laser might not be new on the other units.
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Old 6th February 2006, 06:56 AM   #604
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You have tried diffirent CDs? I have about 5 that refuses to play in my playstation...
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Old 6th February 2006, 04:17 PM   #605
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<Can You tell us, what versions you measured?

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Yes, i checked it with 2 boards - 22 and one board -11. No chance to start the CD with your values.
I give it up to find one value for all PS 1
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Old 7th February 2006, 02:37 PM   #606
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Thank you both DragonMaster and Nordic for helping.

DragonMaster

i will go for a new laser unit.I think that sony here has it.Thanks for the link.

Nordic

I tested it with 10 diferent cds. Whatever cd i tryed it didint read it.I even removed the chip for the copy protection and nothing



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Old 7th February 2006, 07:41 PM   #607
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By the way, if it works with the unit upside down, your laser track is worn.
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Old 7th February 2006, 08:52 PM   #608
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I haven't read the entire thread, so I hope it's not a double post because if it is this will be even more of a rant than I think it is. This might in fact just be junk. Then just ignore it.

I think this is an important tread and I will try to bring however little I can to it. The PSX is the only CD player this vinyl junkie has ever heard that doesn't reek. Vinyl junkies need to know that there's at least one CD player out there worth having, and it's priced accordingly.

One poster asked for a display. As more or less stated, this might not be a solution. And if it is, I don't think it will be an easy one.

There are these plug-ins called "Game Hunter" and "Action Replay." They are identical, made by the same company, but sold under different names in America and Europe. You plug them into the parallel port. It has a SCSI connector so you can plug it to your PC.

They are for cheats and enable copied discs and such. What's interesting here is that when you start the PSX with the Game Hunter plugged in, the PSX starts in less than a second. There's no loading. The screen (usually the TV set) shows a primitive b&w menu. In CD mode it only shows a counter, kind of like a CD display. So far so good.

There are three major drawbacks with the Game Hunter. You cannot use a remote. It navigates using those square, triangle, etc. buttons on the control. It doesn't start in CD mode. You have to use the up-down arrows then square (I believe). Third, since the PSX doesn't scan the disc when loading (in order to circumvent some protections, I guess) it puts the CD in an endless loop. In short, the Game Hunter is useless for CD playback.

The programming should be easy. Once you have gotten that far, that is. I don't have a clue about what it takes to hack the interfacing. I mention the Game Hunter because it's the easier of the two alternatives for a display (as well as killing the loading) I can see. The other is flashing the BIOS. Good luck with that.

I also want to add this. I read somebody here say the PSX doesn't automatically load in CD mode. It does too. It scans the CD just like a CD player, and if it's a music CD it will go to CD mode. If it doesn't, the CDM is worn out. It's a common problem. To quote a website, "First of all let me tell you what the problem is, Sony makes inferior lasers." I couldn't have put it better myself.

Some here don't agree, but the ideal for me would be to use the CDM from a CD ROM drive. It would solve to only weakness of the PSX. I only use the PSX because it currently has no competition. Again, this is beyond my competence.
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Old 7th February 2006, 09:23 PM   #609
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Some here don't agree, but the ideal for me would be to use the CDM from a CD ROM drive. It would solve to only weakness of the PSX. I only use the PSX because it currently has no competition. Again, this is beyond my competence.
That means that you'll have to wait for the project on "Digital Audio from IDE" topic to be finished and put the PlayStation's DAC in it.
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Old 8th February 2006, 08:56 AM   #610
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Talking AVI CONNECTOR

Hello

I did not had the time to read all the post but went to the web site dogbreath.de ( I get the link on the Jbl forum )

i just don't get why Mick can't get an avi -Rca connector I believe it is always delivered with the ps1, or it is available I can get as much as he wants !!!!

Just try the Avi on scph-1002 ; do not see any difference , may be I should test more

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