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I just bought a ps1 off ebay, said working condition, and when i try to play a game, the screen says "insert disk" when theres on in there, ive tried the only 3 games i can find for a ps1, all a bit scratched from over the years, but none of them work, so ive wasted my money

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Try to send it back to the seller. The original Playstation (or PS1) is pretty old - like over 10 years old. That's a long time for a video game console to last; especially it it ever got used alot. I hope that you did not pay much for it. I personally wouldn't buy anything that old unless I had alot of PS1 games laying around that I loved to play. If you can't return your PS1 for a refund, then I would suggest buying a PS2; if you're not in the market for a PS3. There are tons of games out for the PS2 and they still occasionally make new games for the PS2. You can find new or used PS2 consoles at Game Stop, Walmart, Meijer, eBay, & etc.

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