Attaching a 5v Fan to a PS1 (Video)


Come join Thomas and I as we walk through the process of adding a small 5v fan to the original PlayStation. The PS1, and especially the 1001 models, have a heat problem. AC power runs through the supply regardless of whether the console is on or not, meaning power is turned into heat and wasted. Furthermore, the heat buildup is enough to warp the disc assembly on early models making games unreadable.

Many forums have toyed with the solution of adding a fan to the console, but none have actually done it. We made a short film about adding the fan, and additionally adding a lamp cord to eliminate wasted power altogether.