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Old 17th November 2005, 05:18 PM   #31
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Default OK so where is the play button ?

My local GAMES store (UK PC gaming store ) were selling off second hand PSones and I picked one up for 10 (model 1002 with dual RCA's

I want to use it without a TV. I understand that you use the controller to access normal cd player functions but has anyone got what the key sequence on the controller is to play, stop and skip tracks ?
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Old 17th November 2005, 07:30 PM   #32
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In the case of the PSOne (Don't remember for the PSX):

L1, Prev.
L2, Rew
R1, Next
R2, FF
Start, Play/Pause
Stop button is only on the GUI. (Or pause and press prev. until the first track.

Anyways, the 1001 is at the post office so I will know it in a bit of time.
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Old 17th November 2005, 10:58 PM   #33
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On the 1001, select is stop.


The unit I've got is really disgusting (Lots of brown dirt) but works!

But the controller is intermittent. That's not a problem as I can either fix it, buy a new one or use a PSOne controller.

The laser track is just a bit loose. Is there something I could do to prevent more wear? Put black(graphite) oil? Lithium grease? Vaseline?

If some people have problems, I guess that putting layers of tape could fix it.

The pickup box is made of metal. I don't know if it means something but I think I read something about it in the topic.
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Old 18th November 2005, 07:15 PM   #34
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Anyone here has a dead transport?

The PSX I just got has a track with not too much wear, and the laser reads fine, it's just that a gear moving the pickup has 2 broken teeth. They are partially broken so it's not too bad but the broken bits are getting between the other teeth and are blocking the pickup.

What else, I could get a new transport at the same place as the replacement joysticks for N64 controller that I need. New transports are just 20$.
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Old 18th November 2005, 08:32 PM   #35
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I just fonud a site with LOTS of useful infos about the transport especially.

http://psxhome.free.fr/ The problem is that it's in French.
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Old 19th November 2005, 03:41 PM   #36
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Default Change opamp

I just manage to changed the opamp in my Ps1000, the AD826 i have on hand, it run on +5V as it is used on the NJM2100. too lazy to make a separate PS for it. But i manage to build separate housing for the original PS.

For the sound it add a lot more detail, better sound stage put musical instuments quite right perspective, as for the warm and the sikiness as much the same.

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Old 19th November 2005, 06:49 PM   #37
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I plan doing the same thing. Is an OPA2228 a good choice?


Someone has a spare transport? Mine has a broken gear. Please...

It works fine as it can read CDs but not completely because of that gear.

Should I just buy a new one? If yes, which one? I could get the same but people tell that the newer revisions are better. The drive from the PSOne (SCPH-101) fits prefectly. I just have to exchange the protective cap. The thing is that I want to keep both the 101 and 1001 working.


About the sound : Both of my PlayStations are stock. No modificcations were done. What can I say? With the only A/B I've done, they sound the same. I guess that the 1001 once modded could be better but for now it's the same.
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Old 20th November 2005, 07:54 AM   #38
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Default OPA2228

Please choose an Opamp with single PS supply if you do not run on separate PS. OPA2228 i am not sure will work because it need +/- PS.

If you need only the gear for the transport, it is best to get a new one or get another unit for spare part, it is easy to change

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Old 20th November 2005, 05:31 PM   #39
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OK, so there's KSM-440 ACM, ADM, AEM and BAM. Is there one more reliable?

Mine has an ACM.
I know that the BAM fits in the 1001 as I tried it. (From the PSOne)
I would only need to exchange the protective cap as the connetor is at the same place.
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Old 20th November 2005, 06:52 PM   #40
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I completely missed the revival of this thread (thanks Nuuk )

I am using a PS1 since quite a while now and it has become my main CD player. I have modified several and can say that, although they sound very good right out of the box, they can be improved considerably by simple means.

First of all, you should stick to the first version (SCPH 1002, 1001, or 1000, depending on where you live), which can easily be recognized by the RCA jacks on the back. This version has very good parts in it, which were replaced by cheaper and cheaper ones in later versions (5002 to 9002, 102). The differences are considerable. If you like the PSOne (102), you should try the 1002!

The most important things to do: Put the PSU into a separate case, as the laser comes very close to it, particularly at the end of a CD. It will pick up signals and heat.
This job is straightforward but you need a cable with 7 leads.

Also, make sure that the PS1 is properly damped. It needs a damping with a low Eigenfrequency. I use a heavy piece of wood on a rather deflated bicycle inner tube (from a childrens bike), which has an eigenfrequency of a few Hertz. You can use a pillow for a start. That also works quite well.

As for the laser units: The reliability of the ACM, ADM, AEM and BAM should be comparable and indeed they can be exchanged if you remove the upper plate. I have not yet compared the sound. The only laser that should be avoided is the AAM, which is made of plastic only.

I will update my website with an illustration description of the PSU surgery soon.

Mick
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