Sunday July 24, 2016

Ben Heck Powers On The Nintendo PlayStation's CD Drive

The Nintendo PlayStation lives. While some of the electronics required replacing, Mr. Heck has gotten the system running. Now it’s just a matter of finding compatible disc games.

آ…the CD drive was struggling to move its optical head, plus the screen was flickering. Ben figured this was to do with a power glitch caused by three leaky electrolytic capacitors on the logic board, so he replaced those with modern ones, and boom! The CD drive is alive! The diagnostic software gave all the green ticks, and the CD player's control panel appears to be working. As a bonus, the audio function has also been restored since that's part of the CD drive's decoder, so we can now fully enjoy SNES games on this super rare device as well.