Restoring the original PlayStation (PS1) - Vintage Console restoration & repair

Pubblicato il 12 ott 2019
I wanted to restore a PlayStation 1 for my next console restoration / repair. I got this forgotten Playstation from person who told me it started having issues and then it was stored in a shed collecting dirt and dust, but hopefully not rust.
This time I didn't dare to test it before cleaning the worst dirt off because ti could cause it to short of maybe scratch my games as they are spinning in the drive. however I was full of hope as from what I understood and the owner remembered this could be a simple fix. After everything was apart I was happy that there was no bad corrosion, however the way the mod chip was installed made my cry inside. The RF shield looked like the chip was installed by the Hulk himself. Nothing was soldered underneath it so there was literally no reason to bend it. And there was always the option of removing the RF shield which took probably 2 minutes. I bet this person keeps their phone in same pocket with their keys... Enough complaining.. I washed all the "waterproof" parts with soapy water and parts that don't like water I cleaned with compressed air and when necessary with alcohol.
After cleaning everything up I put everything back together and tested if the playstation still worked. I did, kind of. The games were not loading and if they were they got stuck to loading windows etc. At this point I was pretty sure the issues was with the disc drive. The question was can I repair it or do I need a new one. This is a common issue with PS1. The sled on the drive that reads the disc runs out of oil and gets stuck causing issues. Sometimes the sled also wear the tracks down ruining the drive so that it needs replacing. Another way to test for drive issues is to use the playstation upside down, If it works it's definitely a disc drive issue.
I also wanted to remove the mod chip. I can always reinstall it. But for the purposes of the video (restoration) it makes sense to remove it. I also wanted to fix the damaged RF shield as much as possible I got it pretty good bu hammering it on flat piece of metal. Something like this can never be completely fixed because bending the metal will stretch it making it impossible to get the part 100% flat but I got pretty close so I'm very happy. After all it will be hidden inside the case.
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Tools and materials for this project:
Screw driver set:
Some of my other tools:
Basic rotary tool:
Bending rotary tool shaft:
Chuck norris' toothbrush:
Better rotary tool:
Drill press for rotary tool:
2-xis table for the drill press
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Cordless drill:
Scroll saw:

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  • I get the impression he's been intentionally soiled and mistreated. So fake.

  • Oh boy ps1! I haven't see it for years my bros used to play ps1 it's was fun to play by the way good video keep it up

  • Amazing

  • Still got mine

  • I feel like the rockstar logo was important

  • 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • The previous owner probably stored it in his trash can

  • Great video, very interesting. I still remember well when the PS1 console was available. Those were the days :)

  • Spray it

  • 14:39 pro playing

  • I have a sony laserdisc player you can try

  • I would get so confused putting that back together

  • Ficou zero... parabéns.

  • I’m old enough to remember this “vintage” console being new, what does that make me?

  • Ese chip que le quitó de la tarjeta madre , era el hack para leer juegos copia , lo sé por qué yo tuve una psx así

  • Amazing restoration. Would have been cool to come up with a solution to replace the modchip instead of removing it. I'm suscribing to your channel. Looking forward for more retro restorations :D

  • Subscribe to my channel plz 🌹❤️

  • All that, and still only worth £10

  • Mine had a similar problem but is wasn’t the lense stuck it was the motor itself wouldn’t get up to speed

  • 14:25-14:30 my lord im crying :))

  • LukeMorse1 is amazing at restoring and repairing arcades and video games

  • the person u got that from should be shot

  • PlayStation 1 remake :)

  • New vdeo

  • 14:40 fake no cabel..

  • Fraude

  • hassan

  • To remove the Rockstar sticker, i use Goo Gone. Edit:The PlayStation's Disk drive look like somebody put Pop soda in it then dried it.

  • 14:40 when your little brother wanted to play with you and you gave him an unplugged controller.

  • If you build it, they will play.

  • So men can do the dishes 🤪

  • ❤❤❤

  • I was following the video step by step and i dont know where i got lost but, anyone know how to remove super glue from a scrotum?

  • Why that screwdriver set looks more expensive than my house?

  • If you swap the machine of ps1 to ps4

  • sand not dust? clean bolt? not broken plastic bolt holes? you make dirty on purpose for youtube. it's fake. u are cheater.

  • 1:46 Ouch!

  • Where do you get all the stuff for the inside? I want to restore my old ps1 too ...

  • *immediately subscribes* *realizes the tempo is really slow* *unsubscribes* My Mechanics edits it the perfect way.

  • What model is it scph 9001?

  • This is like asmr

  • Pretty sure he just bought a brand new PS1 and then just broke it and made the video backwards

  • 14:20

  • Mine stop working so I dug it under my backyard and now I can’t find it hope it’s a fossil in a mil years

  • It’s looks better as it is in the beginning


  • 14:49 hey it’s not

  • Looks like it’s been used as rolling tray 😂

  • Did anybody else read the subtitles and realize how many mis spelled words there are

    • ya i no rite lik he cat spel

  • Your voiding your warranty

  • Holy shit dude be extremely careful with the cables, sony metal was very bad back then, i pulled the black and white cables straight off the board WITH the socket because it was so weak, and ribbon cables are some ribbon cables are fragile, please be more gentle

  • Silicone grease might have been better than using oil. I could be wrong though. Nice job though.

  • Why am i just watching PS4 even I’m a Xbox Player XD

  • The story about the "previous owner" is a lie ... This dude just found a ps1 in a thrift stores dumpster

  • Who's still got a ps1? :p

  • Imagine being smart

  • Me, watching random restoration videos at 03:00: :) Also me at school the next day, passing out during english class: :(

  • When I looked at it, I thought it was a limited edition console

  • He used a normal lubrification oil on the lens track ?

  • Lol the previous owner was an Xbox lover.