My PlayStation Classic Hardmod

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    So I saw a couple of people had posted about doing the power mod to allow USB 3.0 compatibility for autobleem. Then I saw another mod where they had removed the 2nd controller USB hub from the motherboard to solder a USB hub onto the board, but then they resoldered the hub back afterwards.

    I didn't like that so I took their ideas and just did what I felt was easiest and what looked best for what I wanted. I wanted to retain the ability to use the 2nd controller along with the ease of use of autobleem.

    The hardest part was grounding the power control for the port itself. These boards and components just keep getting smaller and smaller....and I thought it was hard doing the linker on my Ps3 back in the day. Lol. Well here's the pics, enjoy and hit me up for any questions about what I used or throw some of your ideas in here. Thanks for looking and happy hacking.

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    This is the power control module before I did the mod

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    This is the module afterwards. I used a small piece of 30 gauge wire that I fluxed and tinned before I attached it to the right side points. It bypasses the modules ability to limit the power to the USB port thus allowing for any drive to be used.

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    This is the second controller USB port before

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    This is the port afterwards. From left to right it goes black, green, white, then red

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    Just a pic of same but zoomed out. I used a USB extension cable. I just cut off the female end and exposed wires, fluxed, and tinned. I also balled some solder on the legs of the USB port itself before attaching wires to it.

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    I used a Dremel to cut out the case where I wanted to mount the USB port to.

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    All done and works exactly how I wanted it to.
     
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    How is this now @sandungas ? Is this more of what you were thinking? I wish I could circle some things in each photo but I'm on mobile and am not sure how to do so cleanly. Just gonna have to do I suppose. Thanks for your help buddy.
     
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    Poor parallel port imitation was shredded. :D

    Wouldn't be better just OTG splitter on the back?
     
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    Yea but then I'd have to use bleemsync. I like the ease of autobleem instead. Plus it's all internal which is what I like.
     
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    You don't need BS to use OTG. BS is needed only for injecting payload, after that, You have OTG support in everything. ;)

    And yeah, I also don't like "spiders". Would be fantastic mod, utilizing blind memory card slot in which inside be MicroSDXC reader. ^^
     
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    What kind of mods did you do to your Psc? @Berion
     
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    First I was on BleemSync but I switched to RetroBoot. I don't use OTG because I cannot find 100% working splitter (I need more than 1 port) but I installed payload anyway for future. My hw setup is just pendrive in secondary slot and passive cheap hub in first slot (PSC joypad+DS4). Nothing special. ^^
     
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    Looks fine :)
    What i mentioned about adding some description to each photo is because for people not used to the hardware or this kind of mods (like me) it takes some seconds to imagine what you was trying to show in every photo

    You know, something like... "this is the area where im going to solder"... and the next photo... "this is the same area after soldering"
    Dunno, i was thinking for every picture could be given a name (like a title), and eventually a description with details if needed

    Ok, you just did that exactly while i was writing this post :)
     
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    I simply installed the BleemSync Payload + the custom Kernel and use AutoBleem via OTG and a USB-Hub...

    No HW-Mods are needed, to accomplish the same thing!
     
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    @nCadeRegal - I joined today as I plan on completing this mod as well. I too have seen a few other posts achieving the 3rd usb port but your method seems the cleanest approach.

    I was hoping to please get confirmation from you that the 2nd original controller port still functions correctly?

    I have recently finished a PiStation build which added a few extra ports on back, which is similar to this mod and with this PSC project I like the idea of keeping everything internal (nice and clean).

    Also, has anything been problematic with the PSC after completing the mod?

    If you could please confirm that your method without using usb hub still retains use of 2nd original controller port that would most appreciated and very helpful.

    - Cheers
     
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    @nCadeRegal - Please ignore above request... I just reread your post (in the daytime with my wits about me) and realised the answer to my question was staring me in the face... eg. your comment of retaining use of 2nd controller!!!

    Now that I have confirmed that 2nd controller port functions as it should I will attempt your version of the mod on my next day off from work.

    Cheers
     
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    Sorry we must be in different time zones. Yes everything works as intended. I have not noticed any problems so goat but haven’t used it much to be honest. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck
     

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