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    Is this safe? I have it hooked up and everything seems to be working smothly, minus the fact that games take 2 - 3 resets to start. However, once they've started, everything runs great. Any probles with doing this modification?

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    It sounds like the PSX can see the drive but you have to understand the models alternatively had better or worst drives for special purposes.

    What I really want to do is program a bios that can see the ext port and have the GUI for playing music built in. The better cd drive is just a bonus.

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    True. I was just tired of the faulty default drive that was originally included. Something to do with it overheating and melting a plastic part just enough for the laser to misalign. Changed it to metal in later versions of the Playstaton. Other than that, I didn't see any major differences. Except for the length of cables.

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    With every PS revision, there have been minor firmaware and OS revisions as functionalities were fixed and or taken out. Your systems board might be having a hard time detecting a CD-Rom drive that it doesn't know what to do with it due to different drivers/manufacturers for them.
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    my experience with psx systems is that you can swap any laser into any drive. If you want a good fix with an old look take a psone laser and put it into you 1001 system. the laser ribbons are the same length.

    you can't just take the whole drive out and put it into a 1001 model because the top plastic piece of the laser drive has a different design than other lasers.

    so anything you do just remove the laser and white gear arm and replace them as a set.

    also you may want to clean the laser lense with a q-tip and alcohol and some canned air before you install it.

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    I just took it out of a 7501 and it was the same size/shape, it just had some extra plastic tabs that went into holes not found in the 1001. So I cut them off and it fits just great.

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