Playstation Help

Help! I have a ps1 and I need some help with when i start it up I just get a black screen and nuthin no logo or startup my uncle thinks its a video problem but I need advice HELP PLEASE!

Topic by builderkidj 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Playstation 3 Info

So yes, my dad has said he will choose the PS3 as the free gift. So as you see im Estatic! I thought I might aswell get some info about the console, from gamers like yourself on instrutables. Just answer the questions: What is the best game to get on a PS3? Any regrets on buying it? ( e.g would of chose a different console, not worth it) Is it backwards compatible with other PS2 games ( if not is there a way to make it?) ? ( Im getting the 40gig - the only model available ) Which console do you think is going to win the next gen war? ( xbox has put up a good battle but the PS3 is picking up speed fast!) List of ps3 Must haves!!!? please. - Baron

Topic by Baron A 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Playstation 1 box?

My Friend ring wraith159 had a old PS1 and was taking it apart he didn't want the external case so he gave it to me and i'm making a box out of it like my Radio Box. any ideas as for what to put in it?

Question by sir-zeke 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Steampunk Playstation One

Last Friday I was looking through some of my old stuff when I found my old PS1. I was wanting to try doing a case mod on an old NES but i thought this could be a bit more fun. Anyway after brainstorming some ideas for designs I settled on a steampunk-like style. So far this is about all I have done. But to explain what I'm going to do to it just mouse over the pics--\/ Let me know whatcha think.

Topic by Rockerx 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

playstation 2 Q's?

I have a couple of different questions regarding an old PS 2 I have laying around. Any idea why the drawer to the disc drive will not open? The reset LED remains red, the other will not come on. Anyone out there know how to power a PS 2 by way of an ATX or other PC power supply? I know the four pins that carry power to the other boards are rated as 12v. But I'm not sure which ones, and if they are 12+ or 12-. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Matt

Question by monstermatt72 8 years ago

How to add LEDs to a playstation or PSone memory card? Answered

I would like to try a small project of taking the playstation/PSone memory card and adding an LED to it so it lights up when it's plugged in to the Playstation.  Even better would be to have it flash when it is being saved to.  Any help with either a diagram of the memory card or where to solder would be nice.

Question by Aegisknight 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do you fix the disk drive on a sony Playstation 3. Game is stuck wont play.?

I just got a Playstation 3 and the disk tray has a game stuck in it. I cannot get the game out and dont know where to find another disk tray. Please help if you know anything about it.

Question by MLDCHUNK3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Broken Playstation controller. Help? Answered

Well, last Saturday I bought a Playstation controller from a yard sale. It was an original PS controller, you know, the ones without analog sticks or rumble motors. Anyways, I plugged 'er in, and it played fine. I was able to play for hours with no problems. I woke up the next day, plugged it in, and nothing. The controller just stopped working. I've tried several times since then, and it still is not working.  I cleaned it all out on the inside, I made sure the buttons and button contacts were clean, I cleaned the part that connects to the Playstation, but it still won't work. I tested out a couple of working controllers in the same controller port, and they both work fine.

Question by videogamemaster 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

oil submerged playstation 3

Hi again iables, I want to build a oil submersable ps3 and have a few questions, 1. Will the oil degrade the silicone on a glass fish tank and cause a leak? 2. How do i extend the power and eject buttons off the motherboard? 3. How do i extend all other wires for the hard drive, power supply, bluray drive, hard disk drive and any i have missed? 4. What would be the best way to stop wicking in the wires from slowly emptying the oil? 5. Would any normal pc case cooling fans be ok to circulate the oil or would they burn out from the extra current draw? 6. Would a normal overhead fish tank filter be ok to use as a diy radiator pump? 7. Would this prevent the dreaded YLOD as iv already had it twice and fixed it myself, with relative success (about 2 months or 100ish hours), and this time im going to oven bake instead of heat gun as this method is rumoured to provide the best results, anyway i hope because of the even cooling provided by the oil bath, then it would keep it much cooler than air cooling? 8. What about using themoelectric cooling pads with huge heatsinks to provide extra cooling? 9. Would the wireless and bluetooth antenna's need to be extended or would they be ok submersed? i thought radio signals were blocked by water so is oil the same? If they do, how would i go about this? 10. Where would i buy mineral oil? I heard that Johnsons baby oil would work? 11. Could i use something similar to an undergravel filter in a fish tank to generate circulation if a pump head wont work? 12. What metal piping should i use for a diy radiator as i heard that mineral oil is very good at dissolving some things and im worried that the contamination may cause conductivity? I think that's it... if not ill add more when i think of them, many thanks in advance for any help!?

Topic by Xmortx114145 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how to repair a playstation 1?

How to repair a playstation 1???, i dont know what is wrong with my playstation 1 player, but i hope u can teach me how to repair it.

Question by salihin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

what to do with old Playstations?

At home I have a PS1 working (just old), a PS2 (fat), drive drawer damaged and a PS2 (slim), think the laser has gone on this.  Apart from junking them what can i do? can they be cobbled together to make a complete unit?  if it fails hey no loss.  Just looking for ideas/instructions on what to do As I am working away from home this week I am unable to get any particular model details but can check when I get home if this matters

Question by Tooty1967 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How would I make a playstation 2 wireless?


Question by guitargodmonson 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Who out there has a ps3? Join the group!

Topic by thejrb 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can you use the Sixaxis controller with the nexus 7 (not the dualshock)?

Can you use the origional ps3 controller and not the dualshock with the nexus 7 This one:;=5294346&st;=sixaxis controller&cp;=1&lp;=1 Not this one:;jsessionid=7DA8370DA24B60532F7A7FF6EF401878.bbolsp-app06-33?id=1205245968202&skuId;=8782533&st;=dualshock 3&cp;=1&lp;=1

Question by builderkidj 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can i make a ps3 control charging station? Answered

How can i make a ps3 control charging station? is there anything that i should look out like voltage or something??

Question by migueldesousa 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

PS2 power light not working

I recently took apart my ps2 to clean out the dust and grease the track for the laser, but when i put it back together the power light dosnt work. does anyone know how to fix this?

Topic by eagletjs 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Can you use a wireless playstation 2 controler as a remote with arduino? Answered

I have a wireless playstation 2 controlers and was wondering if it would work using the same process as this instructable . Thanks

Question by rocketman20 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Interfacing Playstation controller with Beaglebone anybody?

Hi! Has anybody tried interfacing the Beaglebone with a video game controller like PS or XBox etc? Any help with connections and coding would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by new_bee 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Inmate makes tattoo machine from PlayStation

A prisoner in the UK wanted to ink some skin so badly he made a tattoo machine from a Sony PlayStation. He did it by attaching a motor from the PlayStation to a sharpened ballpoint pen. It must've worked because he gave tattoos to others before he was caught it was taken away. Sony PainStation via Inhabitat

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

PS2 to USB diagram? (Not ps/2, Playstation 2) Answered

  I've been looking for a diagram all over the internet, but I just can't find one. I'm looking to adapt a PlayStation 2 controller to usb, to act as a gamepad for my computer. ( I do lots of emulation. ) I was thinking I would just have to replace the current connector with a usb end, does anybody have a diagram or some wisdom to share?

Question by nickodemus 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how much money should i sell a 2 year old playstation 2 the slim kind? Answered

It has 2 controllers its in perfect condition has a memory card and 4 games Gran turismo 3, star wars battle front 2, NHL 2004, lego star wars 2. I am selling it to get money for a PS3 but if i should get an Xbox 360 instead let me know. P.S I don't play games rated above Teen.   

Question by seabananers 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

is there a resident evil for psp? Answered

I asked gamestop but they said no but i searched it on the internet and it said said there was. so is there a resident evil for the psp, and is so where can i buy it.

Question by GianniMora 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Need help with remote control

Hello guys/girls I got a Playstation controller (CECH-ZRC1E) its for PS3, AMP and TV but i want to sync my TV, but the problem is... I got a unknown TV (Terris LCD 2213, Medion, BEKE, TEVION) so i can't find the code for it plus The PS3 remote is IF (infrared) and the original is RF (Radio Frequency) So my question is, is it possible to sync it on one way? The chance of finding the codes isnt a problem but if i can use a IF remote on RF remove (That's what i'm thinking that its Infrared and Radio Frequency, when i block the top side of the original it wont work, and the PS3 will respond (tried it on the PS3 and it still react)

Topic by Snozuf 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Interact GamePad won't work (Playstation)?

Hey, Intstructable-ers. I have a question (Obiovusly): I just bought a Interact GamePad for my Playstation original from a yard sale. Now, I've bought many Playstation controllers from yard sales before and opened them up to fix simple problems or clean them, but I have no clue what the heck is wrong with this one. It worked last night, and I was able to play a couple of games with it. When I woke up in the morning to play again, nothing. na-da. The controller just, -ahem-, pooted out. Yes, I tried playing with a official Playstation controlller and another 3rd-party controller, both of which work perfectly, so it's not the controller port. I was going to ask this question on Yahoo! Answers, but half the people on there are just looking for points and don't know anything. Don't let me down, Instructables community! P.S. If it helps any, the circuit board inside the controller are almost the same design as an official Sony Playstation Controller (Not Dual Analog/ Dual Shock). The only difference is that this controller board is much simpler.

Question by videogamemaster 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

My PS2 is not starting up! HELP!?

I have checked all the cables and they are all connected right! It was working, then I turned it off and I picked it up and put it on my knee sideways. I then put it back down and it wasn't working. Could this have anything to do with it. Other things : Its a fat Ps2, its quite old.

Question by poparoo4 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Playstation 3 or Dell Inspiron Laptop ?

From the title you can all see i need some help.(don't worry it's not gils)I can't choose between the PS3 os the dell laptop.Basically its this deal with AOL that if you sign up to their broadbrand you get a free PS3 or laptop - your choice.(i know all the terms and conditions so you don't need to explain them to me)But the problem is i can't decide which free gift to take?To tell you the truth my heart is set out more to the PS3.But i do/ could use a..... ,need a laptop aswell!So please help me decide!*PS3* is only 40 gig and not bacword compatible. (check the carphone website/aol deal for details)I need to sign up before the 17th. preferblally friday.

Topic by Baron A 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do you delete a digital comic in the digital comics app on psp?

 I only have a 1gb memory stick. I have four digital comics but only two downloaded. I cant figure out how to delete the comics from my memory stick but not my download list on psn. I want to read the other two comics.

Question by TOCO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do i make my logitech clear chat style headset compatible with my ps3? Answered

I have a ps3 but it cost a lot of sisters old headphones is the only headphone comunicator i could find.ive played Battlefield BC2 and the online is sick,with the bluetooth headphone sicker!But i only have a normal cabled headphones.....anyway i could make it work with my ps3?

Question by mastermakoko 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Ideas for a playstation 2 wireless microphone

Hi, I was recently given a wireless microphone for a ps2 game called dance UK. The person I got it from didn't want it and I thought it might be useful(I'm a junk collector ;D) it plugs into the controller port and the scart adapter, it seems to draw 12v from the ps2 for the transmitter, has an input cable for the microphone and an output cable to the scart adapter. On the scart adapter there is also a jack for an external speaker. Finally after some thinking about what it needs the controller port for; I decided it might be for volume control (it also says volume control on the bottom :P) Does anybody have any ideas as to what I could use this for? (I don't mind rigging it as long as it's not TOO much)

Topic by pyro-jim 11 years ago

Hiding a PS2 inside a PS1 case.

Hello, I have an interesting proposal for you all. I am interested in putting all of the hardware from a PS2 into a PS1 case. I want this for a friend of mine who cannot have a PS2 where he is. Is there anyone who has done this, or has any ideas that would help me? I have been told by one person that the hardware will never fit, but I've seen the crazy things people on here can do, so I thought I ask you all. Thank you

Topic by Uncle 3M TA3 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

My PSN (Playstation Network Account)

My Playstation Network Account is ViccieB1993. What a suprise, no? Anyways, anyone looking for a good game of LittleBigPlanet2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, or Gran Turismo 5, just hit me up with a friend invite. Also have a Twitter account now, for all my 'fans': ViccieB1993NL. Have fun playing!

Topic by Skreetsha 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can I convert a playstation 2 controller to usb?

I want to use my playstation 2 controller on my pc. I know there is an adapter but I jus want to do it myself. Can someone tell me how to creat one?

Question by fitzovia 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I need a how to for Barracuda 2 Interact Controller Game Pad for Sony Playstation SV-1133.?

I got a Barracuda 2 Interact Controller Game Pad for Sony Playstation SV-1133 on freecycle but don't know how it works. can someone please help me or give me a manual at least?

Question by tvsamuel 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Wasnt there an instructable about changing your psp screen to a touchscreen?


Question by TOCO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can a PSP 3000 be hacked with cfw?.

If so where I can find instructions on how to do it. If you have a link please post it . thanks

Question by PitStoP 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

what game is this?

I don't have much information about this game aside from a vague description, but if anyone recognizes this, please speak up. So... What I know about this game, is that it is a multiplayer "rail shooter" type game for the original playstation.  I remember that each player controlled a crosshair  and each crosshair had a special attack.  I remember the setting looking almost post-apocalyptic with destroyed buildings and tall skyscrapers.  If anyone has the remotest idea of what I'm talking about, speak up please. I'll make sure to check all of the games in this genre.

Question by Fizzxwizz 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What happens if you wipe a PSP's memory? Answered

Not just format the memory stick, but completely erase all the files, could you from there boot up a version of linux or other unix-based system?

Question by Wasagi 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Uncharted 3 : Drake's Deception

Trailer - Gameplay - Release Date - November 1st, 2011 aka 11/1/11 ... Who's getting it.

Topic by Owenmon 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

need ps2 video help!!!!!!!! Answered

I need to fix a ps2 but video is very messed up i plug in the standard ps2 AV cable and sounds crystal clear but video is wrong it blurs in pink blue red purple black white yellow and some other colors?

Question by northernmagnet 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do you modify a playstation 2?

I want it to play any game on a blank cd on the console.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

I have a HP laptop that has a HDMI port, Is there anyway to connect my PS3 and display it through the laptop screen? Answered

I connected it throught the HDMI port and nothing happened. Do I need to install software? My computer is Windows 7.

Question by animan1 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how do i get past level 7 on little big planet psp?

 i asked the question once before and i got nothing... but thats probably because the game had just come out. Im hoping ill have more luck his time.

Question by GianniMora 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can I mod the shoulder buttons on a PS3/PS4

I lost a good portion of my left hands fingers in a workshop accident 3 months ago. I just recently picked up my controller and tried to play. I have one inch left on my index finger and 1 1/2"  left on my middle finger...those L1/L2 shoulder buttons are a PITA to reach. Can I somehow mod my controller to move the buttons counterclockwise so they are more on the left side of the controller near the D-Pad? For the PS3 I can probably buy a USB mod stick and use the XBox One controller but the PS4 has the touch area smack dab in the middle of the controller. I have a bunch of spare parts/controllers for the PS3 / PS4 that I case I needed to mod my buttons. Any ideas?

Topic by Pyper70 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Favorite game and what system its on.

What is you favorite game and name the system it is on. It does't have to be on a playstation.

Topic by qui-gon621 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I'm looking to be purchasing a playstation 3 soon. What are some good things to purchase with it? Answered

I was thinking the system, the headset, and a few games. I would also like to try to keep my purchase under $750 and keep games at t rated and under.

Question by fearmonger12 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

playstation to usb adapter not working with some controllers? Answered

I bought this usb adapter, it works with a ps1 analog controller fine but not with a fanatec speedster 2 steering wheel, the lights light up and i can switch between modes

Question by The nerdling 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How Much Do T.V Seasons cost on the Playstation Network?

I want to get some t.v seasons for my psp go!

Question by sammychow4 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to connect playstation cable to usb pc?

I have V3 interact steering wheel of ps2 i want to connect with pc. i know there is a converter but it is not avallble here

Question by doubleagent33 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago