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    WTB: PS1 laser - KSM-440ADM

    Can anyone save me shipping from China?

    Looking for a laser to fit a 5501.

    Stock laser is a KSM-440ADM.

    If anyone has a cheap working 55xx model PS1 or a spare laser, please get in touch.
    Last edited by Zaki Matar; 20-01-2018 at 10:48 AM.

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    Sales and services are limited to the United States. International orders are not being processed at this time.

    Might be better to ask for someone in the US to act as a proxy.

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    Sorted the RGB mod, now I need a PS1 laser.

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    From my personal experience these replacement third party lasers aren't much good - mine lasted two weeks before randomly skipping on audio, etc. That and mine had no plastic grease applied, which makes them a bit noisy when seeking. Your experience may vary.

    What I did in the end to fix my unit was purchase a cheap Psone from ebay (listed as faulty, although later turned out it wasn't!), which contains the reliable 440BAM laser unit. All you need to do is remove the grey plastic cover from the laser assembly and fit the black one from your faulty unit (otherwise it won't quite fit in the lid of the original models). As my console is a 1002 model it was then just a straight swap, but your 5001 unit has a different placement for the ribbon cable. So you'd need one of these:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Playstati...EAAOSw9L1Zp9Au

    Or if you want to chance your luck, the same seller has a third party laser with said extension cable included here:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Playstati...YAAOSwaIRZp8xw

    Good luck! Read mmmonkey's guide here if you need a guide to swap the laser assembly cover:

    http://www.mmmonkey.co.uk/sony-plays...r-replacement/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hohum View Post
    From my personal experience these replacement third party lasers aren't much good - mine lasted two weeks before randomly skipping on audio, etc. That and mine had no plastic grease applied, which makes them a bit noisy when seeking. Your experience may vary.

    What I did in the end to fix my unit was purchase a cheap Psone from ebay (listed as faulty, although later turned out it wasn't!), which contains the reliable 440BAM laser unit. All you need to do is remove the grey plastic cover from the laser assembly and fit the black one from your faulty unit (otherwise it won't quite fit in the lid of the original models). As my console is a 1002 model it was then just a straight swap, but your 5001 unit has a different placement for the ribbon cable. So you'd need one of these:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Playstati...EAAOSw9L1Zp9Au

    Or if you want to chance your luck, the same seller has a third party laser with said extension cable included here:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Playstati...YAAOSwaIRZp8xw

    Good luck! Read mmmonkey's guide here if you need a guide to swap the laser assembly cover:

    http://www.mmmonkey.co.uk/sony-plays...r-replacement/
    Done exactly the same mods to my PS1s. Better to get an original Sony 440-BAM laser than a cheap third party laser.

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