Yesterday I found a cheap complete SCPH-1002 unit at a local thrift store, I bought it because it was cheap and because it had the parallel and A/V-output that my newer console lack. The laser is kinda crap which was expected, but it reads disks if I turn the console upside down. Anyway I took it apart to take a look at the laser unit to see what version it was, and to see if it was something obvious I could fix. It wasn't, so I put it back together again and just for the heck of it tried to play a backup to see if the previous owner had modded it. It accepted the backup and booted the game, but I couldn't remember seeing any modchip so I took it apart again and took a long look but couldn't see any modchip or anything resembling one. I tried with around 10-15 burned games and a few original games and it got to this screen about 95% of the times, those who didn't were kinda scratched up so I'm completely willing to bet it on that. It booted a few games from different regions and they were fully playable, and I'm also willing to bet a lot on that scratches and the bad laser preventing the others to boot, since it also had trouble with the original games So what I wonder is, why can it boot burned games at all? Is it possible there's a modchip underneath the main board that I couldn't see? I haven't been able to find any information online at all about this, and I'm finding it pretty weird. Also I noticed that the RGB cable I have doesn't really work with this unit, I only get regular composite video instead of RGB video, but that's more a side note.