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COMMENT HOW LONG AGO GOOGLE SAYS THIS POST WAS MADE AND HOW HIGH UP IT APPEARED IN YOUR STREAM.




I'm expecting many "10 hours ago" posts.
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6 hours, low
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+Eric Latour GUESS WHAT I DISCOVERED UNDER THE MAINBOARD OF MY FIRST PS1?

Yes, one of these pictures is of a modchip, but it is not my ps1. My ps1, as I got it, is the board without a modchip.

Notice anything about the traces and chips on it? Anything that shouldn't be there? Yep. My PS1 was modchipped, probably by a noob, and then the idiot basically ripped off the chip he probably soldered wrong and sold the PS1 before I got my hands on it. sigh

I have the example picture of the modchip because it matches exactly to the messy soldering I find on my board.

Fuckin pleb.

You said you could solder surface mount? I might need a repair job on this thing. Then i'll have two PS1s, one to play games (this one) and the other to listen to music (the one you gave me).


The guy could have at least had the decency to leave me the modchip he tore off...
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i should be able to repair that.
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+Eric Latour IT WORKS! I tested both games and an audio CD and everything works.

Some details:

1. I tested my other PS1's disk assembly in this working ps1, and my supposedly broken assembly spun disks fine. I guess my PS1 mainboard was borked. Go figure.

2. The ps1 board layout was changed way too many times.

3. I was looking at the outputs on the back when I noticed the little "RFU DC OUT" label, and remembered that this layout looked familiar to me. Sure enough, the EXACT same output setup was used on an old Sony Handycam my family bought years ago, and the RF adapter that came with the camera works perfectly with the PS1, except for the fact the wire comes out the bottom of the adapter and gets in the way. Other than that, it works.

WOO!
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+Eric Latour It's all working! The switch lights up when power is on.

I still have my original household light switch there because why remove it? flipping it actually makes the green LED come on anyway, so meh.
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+Eric Latour I LOVE my blue tack. It's so versatile!
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When Hybrid Engine is finally implemented, will i need to do a factory reset on my Galaxy Nexus to go from the most recent Jellybean AOSPA to the shiny new KitKat AOSPA? I've been holding off on updating because i can't stand the navbar being anything more than 270dpi.
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Ahh well. OK. I guess I'll just make a backup of all my stuff, dirty flash, and go from there; clean flashing if things go kablooey.
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A CHALLENGER APPEARS
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Nerd³ Extra - Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile: http://youtu.be/zck2kMhIS2s

NO.

FUCK.

NO.

This game does not deserve the title of RCT4. Fuck off.
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but yeah this game is a big steaming heap of shit. even the flies would not go near this shit.
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+Eric Latour IT WORKS! I tested both games and an audio CD and everything works.

Some details:

1. I tested my other PS1's disk assembly in this working ps1, and my supposedly broken assembly spun disks fine. I guess my PS1 mainboard was borked. Go figure.

2. The ps1 board layout was changed way too many times.

3. I was looking at the outputs on the back when I noticed the little "RFU DC OUT" label, and remembered that this layout looked familiar to me. Sure enough, the EXACT same output setup was used on an old Sony Handycam my family bought years ago, and the RF adapter that came with the camera works perfectly with the PS1, except for the fact the wire comes out the bottom of the adapter and gets in the way. Other than that, it works.

WOO!
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+Eric Latour exactly what I did when I tested it. Well, I actually placed it on top of a cable box, but same idea.
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+Eric Latour here's the differences. Mine is the one with the black cover on it.

Firstly, yours never had a black cover, the screw posts that should hold it on didn't have any threads until I attempted to screw on my cover.

Secondly, the ribbon cable lengths are quite different. Enough that yours doesn't reach the corresponding plug for my PS1.

Yay for hardware revisions... _

Also +PlayStation just because its a PS1.
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looks like you should just be able to swap motors
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+Eric Latour I DONE IT!

Tried using my parts kit BCD decoder to get one of the digits running, then I found out that the decoder outputs signals inverted to what the display uses, so I had to find my hex inverter and a NAND gate used as an inverter in order to get it working. But it do!

All the segments work perfectly, and so do the top LEDs.

And yes, rats nest wiring, but gimme a break. This was me screwing around with spare wire and a new toy. :P
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CANADA, EH?
Introduction
I am obsessed with only 4 things right now:
1. Minecraft. Best do whatever you want game ever.
2. Android. Best OS.
3. Doctor Who. Best TV show ever.
4. Anything tech. Especially old stuff. Sorta a hipster I guess.

Also, I'm a brony. Make of it what you will.
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Makes music on floppy drives. How's THAT for bragging rights?
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TheCanadianGamer, TheCanadianGamer11, CanadianGamer11, Techdisk, Techdisk42, Cheesecake09