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Equalizer cartridge for ps1.

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:30 pm
by Dan1980
I just wondered if anyone knows what this cartridge does, it is the one that plugs into the port on the back of the old type ps1.
I have tried to google it and cant find any info, i only asked as i bought it very cheap on e-bay as a cheat cartridge but want to know if it will allow me to play imports, any info would be very appreciated :) :)

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:38 pm
by Technomancer
I didn't know the PS1 could take cartridges at all.

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:44 pm
by Dan1980
The very early ones have an expansion slot in the back and also have three inputs for phono and video, so you could use a scart lead or, like me, connect it to your Hifi.

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:48 pm
by Technomancer
I have that old model, but I never really knew what the expansion port was good for. I assume it's for serial connections.

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:11 pm
by mohicankid
i don't know if its the same thing but you could get a cart to plug in the back....you had to put a bit of blue tack on the door sensore so you could play the psx whilst open...put a pal game in,turn it on,wait for it to stop spinning then swap to ntsc or copied disk then press x on the pad...they stoped the port on later versions to stop carts like this...so peeps just chipped their psx instead!

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:13 pm
by mohicankid
if quick enough and learned the timing you could play imports simply by rigging the door open (or removing it) and using the disc swapping technique! took practice though

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:15 pm
by mohicankid
mohicankid wrote:i don't know if its the same thing but you could get a cart to plug in the back....you had to put a bit of blue tack on the door sensore so you could play the psx whilst open...put a pal game in,turn it on,wait for it to stop spinning then swap to ntsc or copied disk then press x on the pad...they stoped the port on later versions to stop carts like this...so peeps just chipped their psx instead!
or did it go in the mem'card port? :?

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:17 pm
by Dan1980
I tried that, but i can only do it with my saturn.

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:38 pm
by Sega2006
Disk switching damages lasers, dont do it if you love your console

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:45 pm
by mohicankid
it also buggers up the moter but you can pick up a psx for next to nothing so have one just for that purpose!

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:48 pm
by Dan1980
Sega2006 wrote:Disk switching damages lasers, dont do it if you love your console
Dont panic! i have a cheat cartridge. 8)

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:46 pm
by Technomancer
I had mine chipped. A much safer method in my opinion.

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:28 pm
by Mootown
I think the equalizer was a cheat cartridge (hence the name)
Doesn't it have a button on it somewhere (or was that the C64 one? hmm - getting confused)

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:11 am
by Antiriad2097
I have a cheat cart for PS1. When turned on, it halts the boot process after the initial disc read for its protection. As it stops the disc, it makes swapping 100% safe and reliable.

Turn on cartridge (there's a little switch)

Start PS1 with genuine disc for your region.

Wait until cartridge menu comes up.

Swap discs (you can use another region, or backups, or both)

Select the option to start without cheats.

Game will boot as your PS1 thinks its still the genuine disc.

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:52 am
by mohicankid
thats what i said...in a roundabout way :D