Modifications and repairs on a Sony Playstation SCPH1002
by Mick Feuerbacher, 2005 - 2007
You may have heard that the Sony Playstation is a remarkably good CD
player. Indeed this is the case for the very first model, the playstation
1 model SCPH 1002 (or, more general, SCPH 100x, where x = 0 for Asia,
1 for USA and 2 for Europe; differences are only in the PSU, accounting
for the different voltages in those areas).
Some remarks on the DAC used in the PS1 model SCPH100x. More....
|February 4, 2007|
|Laser alignment: If your PS has problems to read disks, in particular slightly scratched CDs and CD-Rs, then it might need an alignment of the laser unit. More....||
July 7, 2005
|Modification of the audio output stage: Remove unnecessary components from the signal path. Or completely replace the output stage. Significant sonic improvements possible! More...||
December 17, 2005
|Using the AV Multi out is an alternative approach that will give you increased sonic performance without the necessity to solder in the circuit or even open the case. More...||
December 18, 2005
|Damping: Distinct improvement of the sonic performance of the PS1 can be obtained by giving it an appropriate low-frequency damping stage. More...||April 6, 2006. New update June 26, 2006|
Adding remote control: Operating the PS using the normal controller is not really elegant. You can use a PS2 DVD remote control with the PS1. In this article I describe how to integrate the remote control into the case of the PS. More...
|August 25, 2005
New update Nov. 2005
|Recasing the power supply: Avoid overheating and stray signals by putting the power supply into a separate case. More...||June 26, 2006|
|Removal of "the chip": Many playstations on the second-hand market are equipped with a chip overriding the protection against CD-Rs. Here is how you remove the chip. More....||August 9, 2005|
|A linear Power Supply: A proposal for a linear regulated power supply replacing the stock switch mode unit. More....||January 13, 2007|