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

  • Published on Oct 12, 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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    Screw driver set:
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    Basic rotary tool:
    Bending rotary tool shaft:
    Chuck norris' toothbrush:
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    Drill press for rotary tool:
    2-xis table for the drill press
    Power file:
    Cordless drill:
    Scroll saw:

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Comments • 5 955

  • Vagno Ferreira
    Vagno Ferreira 20 hours ago

    Ficou zero... parabéns.

  • Vanilla Gorilla
    Vanilla Gorilla 21 hour ago

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

  • Alejandro gutierrez Arias

    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

  • Sa Bir
    Sa Bir Day ago

    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

  • mohammad hajj
    mohammad hajj Day ago

    Subscribe to my channel plz 🌹❤️

  • Alan Dick
    Alan Dick 2 days ago

    All that, and still only worth £10

  • Andrew Meacham
    Andrew Meacham 2 days ago

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

  • Giorgi Mamulashvili
    Giorgi Mamulashvili 2 days ago

    14:25-14:30 my lord im crying :))

  • jib jab
    jib jab 2 days ago

    LukeMorse1 is amazing at restoring and repairing arcades and video games

  • Coldblooded
    Coldblooded 3 days ago +1

    the person u got that from should be shot

  • Yazan AL HOOT
    Yazan AL HOOT 3 days ago

    PlayStation 1 remake :)

    MNO ADVAN 3 days ago

    New vdeo

  • Kucing Hitam
    Kucing Hitam 3 days ago

    14:40 fake no cabel..

  • Christian Portugal
    Christian Portugal 3 days ago


  • Sana Queen
    Sana Queen 3 days ago


  • RePEAter
    RePEAter 3 days ago

    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.

  • Dolmeca the Knight
    Dolmeca the Knight 3 days ago

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

  • best butter
    best butter 4 days ago

    If you build it, they will play.

  • Tilly Toad
    Tilly Toad 4 days ago

    So men can do the dishes 🤪

  • Ayman Abo fara
    Ayman Abo fara 4 days ago +1


  • Vegeta
    Vegeta 4 days ago +1

    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?

  • y u do this do meh
    y u do this do meh 4 days ago +1

    Why that screwdriver set looks more expensive than my house?

  • its ardee's react
    its ardee's react 4 days ago

    If you swap the machine of ps1 to ps4

  • Duckuzine
    Duckuzine 4 days ago

    sand not dust?
    clean bolt?
    not broken plastic bolt holes?

    you make dirty on purpose for youtube.
    it's fake. u are cheater.

  • Uma Mageswary
    Uma Mageswary 4 days ago

    1:46 Ouch!

  • Are Fieq
    Are Fieq 4 days ago

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

  • 0bservatory
    0bservatory 4 days ago

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

  • Noah Ballard
    Noah Ballard 4 days ago

    What model is it scph 9001?

  • Noah Ballard
    Noah Ballard 4 days ago

    This is like asmr

  • King Leonidas
    King Leonidas 4 days ago +1

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

  • King Leonidas
    King Leonidas 4 days ago


  • axel ortiz
    axel ortiz 4 days ago

    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

  • Aziz Rabeh
    Aziz Rabeh 4 days ago

    It’s looks better as it is in the beginning

  • kakashi hatake
    kakashi hatake 5 days ago

    99% comments SWAMP

  • sparda1418
    sparda1418 5 days ago

    14:49 hey it’s not

  • Sam Everett
    Sam Everett 5 days ago

    Looks like it’s been used as rolling tray 😂

  • Brockieboy 3000
    Brockieboy 3000 5 days ago

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

    • o k
      o k 3 days ago

      ya i no rite lik he cat spel

  • Jay Rocco
    Jay Rocco 5 days ago

    Your voiding your warranty

  • sm0l Mane
    sm0l Mane 5 days ago

    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

  • CyberPirate2008
    CyberPirate2008 5 days ago

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

  • Yuan Playz
    Yuan Playz 5 days ago

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

  • John Morgan
    John Morgan 5 days ago

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

  • Dylan Bryte
    Dylan Bryte 5 days ago +1

    Who's still got a ps1? :p

  • justin wilson
    justin wilson 5 days ago

    Imagine being smart

  • xXParkerXx
    xXParkerXx 5 days ago

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

  • louis vivas
    louis vivas 5 days ago

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

  • Kaiser14
    Kaiser14 5 days ago

    He used a normal lubrification oil on the lens track ?

  • rdm1n3r
    rdm1n3r 6 days ago

    Lol the previous owner was an Xbox lover.

  • Panno
    Panno 6 days ago

    Can I fap to this?

  • Eyup Kalbisen
    Eyup Kalbisen 6 days ago

    Great job

  • Jin Yuugo
    Jin Yuugo 6 days ago

    Problem with most questions is that none of the answers fit in at all.

  • Heather Carlson
    Heather Carlson 6 days ago

    Where'd the guy store it? A graveyard? It looks like it was just unearthed from an archeology dig.

  • Hady Mhmad
    Hady Mhmad 6 days ago +1

    14:38 when i was playing 😂😂😂

  • kokunot XD
    kokunot XD 6 days ago

    One day ps1 will be expensive than ps4

  • EYEnero
    EYEnero 6 days ago

    I think PS1 had better design than PS5

  • Vitor Monteiro
    Vitor Monteiro 6 days ago

    PlayStation 1

  • Jury Andrade
    Jury Andrade 6 days ago


  • neoamaru
    neoamaru 6 days ago

    wonderfully satisfying video :) thank you for that!

  • Squicx
    Squicx 6 days ago

    TBH The grunge look gives a nice retro effect of the GTA world

  • Arief S
    Arief S 6 days ago