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First time seeing "main menu"

My child has a PS1 that after turning it on no longer cycles through to the game. After five seconds it now goes to "main menu" and ask for CD or Memory card. We do not have a memory card. We have checkd both but it will not me him go further. It is like frozen at that point. How can we fix this problem?

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    I am trying to play Final Fantasy VII, perfect condition, my PS1 just won't advance past the 'memory card/cd player' screen. When I opened the Disk Case I realized that the disk wasn't even spinning. Any ideas on how to correct this?

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I saw this technical reference for playstation, I thought it may help. http://bearykirby.com/tech/ps1.htm

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The problem is that PS1's are very old. I've actually had the same problem, and one of the theories is that the laser cannot reach the disc.

Buying a new PS1 system from Ebay isn't expensive if you want to completely fix the problem, as Sony does not support the console anymore.

A short term fix is to use a soft cloth to clean the lens and the disc tray, also, once the cd is loaded in, gently flipp the console upside down and then turn it on. This method causes the laser to be closer to the disc and can help peformance.

Plain and simple, though, you're console it wearing out.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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