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.
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...