These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification
The PSone was announced by Sony on June 8th, 2000. It is about a third of the size of the original Playstation, and is compatible with PlayStation software. To use the PSone, you must have a CD that is compatible with either the Playstation or the PSone in the CD player at the top of the console. You will also need to connect a controller to one of the ports on the front of the console.
This console was released in two formats: the original PSone, and a version with an LCD screen. The LCD screen is set into the circular hatch at the top of the console that was the disk cover in the original version, while the CD player is in the same place, just set slightly deeper in the console than in the original.
The PSone was very successful, even selling better than the newer PlayStation 2 when it was released in 2000. According to PC Data, a market researcher, it accounted for 42% of game console sales one week, far above the rest of the consoles available at the time (the Sega Dreamcast, the Nintendo N64, and the PS2). It was discontinued in 2006, along with the original PlayStation.
- Width: 7.63 in
- Depth: 5.75 in
- Height: 1.50 in
- Weight: 19.4 oz
- Color: light gray
- Body Material: plastic
- Controller Ports: 2
- Memory Card Slots: 2
- Included Accessories: AC adapter, AV cable, analog DualShock controller