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Lossarapter

I recently bought my son a PS1 with some games but I cant get it up and running. My TV is a Sony Digital model. The instructions says connect the lead from the PS1 to the Ant. socket at the rear of the TV. I did that. It also says tune your TV to channel 36. Nothing. Where am I going wrong?

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kyleforrester87

@Lossarapter Errr it's been forever since I tuned a console via the antenna socket, can't you just autoscan on any channel with it all plugged in until it finds it? I always used to use channel 0.

But if the TV has a scart socket the easier option is to just buy a scart lead and stick it on AV1..probably an eBay job though.

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JLPick

This may or may not help you out here. I still own an Atari, but to get it to work, I have to hook up my old television set...if I get it to work on a newer model TV, it looks horrible and plays bad...don't know if this is the case with your PS1, but I have a PS2 hooked up to my HD television, and it works...try to get the AV cable attachment instead, and see if that works. If you own a Genesis, Super NES, NES or Atari, try hooking them up by the old cable cord and see if they work that way...then you'll know if your TV works with them, or if it's just the PS1 you bought (could be a bad console).

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Tasuki

I am not sure about European TVS but in NA when plugging the RF Switch (I think that's what it's called) into the back of the tv there is a switch that you can switch between channel 3 and 4. Basically to switch it to one of those channels on the switch and then set your tv to whatever channel you set it too.

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Lossarapter

Think I may have to invest in a AV Scart connector.
Thanks anyway for your replies chaps.

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Lossarapter

Another problem chaps. Having sorted the AV Scart lead and everything connected. I load the game disc into the PS1 and the game doesnt actually start. All thats on the tv screen is the Playstation logo. Ive tried pressing all the buttons on the game controllers but nothing happens. Any ideas please?

Lossarapter

Lossarapter

No. I havent got any others at the mo.

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kyleforrester87

Try another game. Maybe a music CD. If no joy its probably the laser is dodgy. Not surprising as this was a common fault. That whole black internal part holding the laser can be replaced if needed:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/322197363235?lpid=122&chn=...

Try turning the PS1 upside down as well. Sometimes more luck reading the disc that way.

Finally, just get a PS3 and play your PS1 games on that. The majority of them work fine and a PS3 is pretty cheap.

Edited on by kyleforrester87

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Lossarapter

Hmm. That laser part you recommend gets replaced, if I bought it who would fit it? Maybe a hi-fi shop?

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kyleforrester87

@Lossarapter I've not done it myself so not sure what it entails but I suspect it's easy enough to do, check some YouTube guides out if you want to get a flavour for it, otherwise yeah i expect an electrical store would do it for you.

Edit: looks like you just take the PS cover off and the laser assembly lifts out and unplugs via two cables. New one goes back in as easy as the old one comes out.

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