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Written By: Darren S


Note: Older models or newer models are have not been tested and if connected to the RGB sync to Chip Pin 10 the picture may fade to black. If this happens connect the RGB Sync after the 22k resistor spot next to the IC Video Chip Pin 10.

Open the Playstation and flip main PCB vertically down (so that A/V port is facing you and where joyports were, so it is now on the bottom LEFT).

      1  2  3  4  5  6       1 = GREEN OUT          7 = RED OUT
D   o  o  o  o  o  o   D     D=GROUND          8 = BLUE OUT
D   o  o  o  o  o  o   D     
      7  8           9       
             [ ------------]
             [  chip       ]  ----THIS IS THE SONY IC VIDEO CHIP:                                                          
             [ ------------]     SONY CXA1645M/714E39K
           1234567 10    
With the A/V port STILL facing you and where joyports were, so it is now on the bottom LEFT). The IC Video chip is on the surface of the PCB above the A/V port pins and on the Top row of the Chip are the pins. The 3rd one from the Left is Pin 10!!

10TH PIN IS RGB SYNC!! You can check this by testing it live. Even without the CD drive installed. Be carefull.. Power is on.. you could get a nice shock from the power supply area! I know I did.. So have the Red, Green and Blue connected but locate Pin 10 by touching it with the RGB sync wire your going to used thats already hooked up to the Analog RGB monitor.. You should then see a stable RGB picture and hopefully it does not fade to black.. If Anyhow..solder at the small round test point spot next to PIN 10. Now watch and be amazed on how RGB is in Sync and Beautiful!!

Credits goto:

Location of the Sony IC Video Chip Pin 10 info and tips Supllied by Steven Moore. Tested by Darren S on 8.6.97!

Please note that the views expressed in this review are those of the writer and not of A.P.I