How do you tell if a PSX is chipped?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by TLSpartan, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. TLSpartan
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    I recently picked up a Playstation 1 from cash converters(20AUD and it came with a free controller and all the cables [​IMG]) I dont if its chipped or not. The PSX menu looks weird and if I remember correctly modded playstation 1's had a weird screen. Can somebody confirm this with this picture [​IMG]

    Sorry if the pic is too big
     
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    Ah, that rainbow splatter stuff is sparking something in my memory but I don't know what...

    I've only played normal PS1's during my lifetime...
     
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    Easiest way is to just burn a backup and pop it in lol. If it works, chipped! If not, not chipped!
     
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    My friend is giving me some games on Monday(I am going to my Dad's right now) I will be getting some burnt games tonight though. Can any body confirm? Thanks for the help guys
     
  5. nephdj

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    no thats the 2nd gen PSX boot screen, nothing to do with the "chip"
     
  6. captaineos

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    No thats really how they looked. Seriously thats 90's graphics design for you
     
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    Yea like neph said, that's standard boot screen. There's no way to tell other than taking it apart real quick and see if someone soldered on the chip. I know since I still have my modded psx haha.

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