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xStation PlayStation ODE

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SKU:
SAG035051[BB-3]
xStation PlayStation ODE


PRE-ORDER - Ships in: Mid-December 2023**
**Pre-order shipping estimates are not a guarantee. Preorders may be cancelled anytime before product ships for a full refund.

Mod Level: Expert

WARNING: We consider this an Expert Level modification for the PlayStation. Meaning only those with some significant modding experience should attempt this modification. Neither Stone Age Gamer or the manufacturer will warranty modifications that are not done properly. If you do not feel comfortable installing the xStation in the PlayStation yourself we highly suggest either using an approved modder (we offer this service for $69.99) or bundle the xStation and install service together HERE.

Dead laser or just want to keep your collection on the shelf? Play your whole library of personally backed-up PS1 games from microSDs. The xStation allows you to load your personally backed-up games from a microSD card, put the microSD card into the xStation and have the list of your games at your finger tips. Please read the FLASH / ODE CART DISCLAIMER below before purchasing.

5 FREE DIGITAL GAMES INCLUDED

  • Invasion from Beyond
    Invasion from Beyond
  • Motor Mash
    Motor Mash
  • Shadow Madness
    Shadow Madness
  • One
    One
  • Street Racer
    Street Racer

  • Officially Licensed From:Piko Interactive

What's included:

  • xStation Main PCB
  • xStation 550X Quick Solder Board v1a
  • xStation 100X Quick Solder Board v1a
  • 3 x plastic standoffs
  • 2 x xStation Stickers

Features:

  • Full compatibility with the PlayStation 1 library.
  • Supports multi-CD games and easy switching
  • Return to loader by holding the reset button for 1 second
  • PS1Digital compatibility and IGR support via PS1Digital's OSD menu
  • microSD cards of any size are supported
  • Supports ExFAT and FAT32
  • Region free
  • Automatic 50/60Hz switching
  • Load times are slightly faster than an original drive in good condition
  • Easy firmware updates - just copy it to the SD card - done!
  • No registration required for updates, you can also downgrade without any problems

Compatibility:

The xStation can be installed into these original PlayStation series of consoles:

  • SCPH-100x
  • SCPH-3xxx
  • SCPH-5xxx

This xStation comes with both a PU-8 and PU-18 PCB, which will make it compatible with the models below.

100X Quick Solder Board v1a (PU-8) Compatibility:

  • Most SCPH-1001*
  • Most SCPH-1002*
  • Most SCPH-3000*
  • Most SCPH-3500*
  • All SCPH-5000

* Some of the PlayStation models use an early version of the PU-8, which unfortunately is not compatible. To determine which PU-8 version you have you must open up your PS1 and look for the number on the board. An early version would be X-XXX-XXX-11, and would be incompatible. If there is another number instead of 11 ast the end (21, 22, 23 or 41) it is compatible (the X's are also numbers, they are just not relevant).

550X Quick Solder Board v1a (PU-18) Compatibility:

  • All SCPH-5001
  • All SCPH-5500
  • All SCPH-5501
  • All SCPH-5502
  • All SCPH-5503
  • All SCPH-5552

A nice overview of the different models and motherboards can be found in this wiki.

More information as well as detailed installation instructions can be found in the official wiki.


FLASH CART / ODE DISCLAIMER

A) PIRACY – Stone Age Gamer Retroworks, Inc. ("Stone Age Gamer") does not support or condone piracy. Flash carts, ODEs (optical drive emulators), and similar devices Stone Age Gamer sells and supports are intended to be used only for the following purposes: development, playing games licensed by Stone Age Gamer for use with the product, and/or playing currently owned personally backed-up games and media where it is legal to do so. Stone Age Gamer does not offer support for any other use of this product.

B) PERSONAL BACK-UPS – In many territories it is legal to make back-ups for personal use and/or archival purposes, however it may not be legal in all territories. Please learn the national and local laws regarding this subject before making back-ups for personal use. Please note, in most territories "Personal Back-up" means exactly that; back-ups you made yourself of games you currently own. This often does not include back-ups obtained via other methods (i.e. downloading), even if it is a game you physically own.

C) DAMAGE – Neither Stone Age Gamer or the manufacturer is responsible for any damage of property this product may cause. This is a new product intended to be used on electronic hardware that exceeds two decades in age and Stone Age Gamer can’t guarantee the condition of such hardware. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

D) MODIFICATION & USE – Any unauthorized modification and/or non-intended use of this or any other flash cart product sold by Stone Age Gamer shall void both manufacturer and retailer warranties of that product.

E) CLONE / MODIFIED CONSOLES – Flash carts / ODEs were developed and intended to be used on un-modified original hardware using original hardware accessories. Stone Age Gamer does not guarantee flash cart / ODE operation on clone consoles or modified consoles. Flash carts / ODEs may operate on some clone consoles or modified consoles. However, due to power consumption changes, random hardware changes and/or firmware updates of those consoles we cannot offer a guarantee of flash cart compatibility. Any returns due to incompatibility with clone consoles or modified consoles will result in no refund of any shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee if no defect is found during testing.

10 Reviews

  • 5
    Level up your PlayStation experience

    Posted by James D on Nov 26th 2023

    Xstation works perfectly and it’s great. I’ve done a few of these after digging through piles of old PlayStations at local gaming shops. Make sure the PlayStation works before installing this. Once that pcb is installed it’s nearly impossible to get out of there without tearing up some vias. I’ve made this mistake before and speak from experience here. What I thought was a bad disc drive was a non functional PlayStation. After removal, I was able to patch the via to the ribbon cable connector but it was a major pain in the ass. I recommend watching the Voultar install video before buying to make sure you can handle the job or have Stoneage Gamer install for you. PS with an Xstation sells for $300 so the SAG install is still a good deal.

  • 5
    Best PS1 ODE!

    Posted by Petar on Nov 23rd 2023

    Not so easy to install, but after that it solves all your laser skipping issues. No more FMV skipping and a little bit more fast loading times! Great product for retro enthusiasts :)

  • 5
    Amazing

    Posted by Mitchell Ibarra on Nov 17th 2023

    Really great product. I`m enjoying it for sure!

  • 5
    XStation

    Posted by Derek on Nov 10th 2023

    This is my favorite ODE of any system I have. It works fantastically every time I have installed one. It is very simple to install as long as you have a good iron/tip and flux. Be sure to get some electronic probes or dental picks to lift the legs on IC-701. Also a good multimeter is advised in case it boots to the memory card screen. There is a pin out online to check the points for continuity should you have an issue. You then just do a simple reflow to the points of concern, or to remove bridging of the solder points. I have done this installation with and without applying heat to the pad. I do not recommend attempting it without heat, however it has worked just fine the times I have done it.

  • 5
    One of the better ODEs for PS1 around

    Posted by Melvin on Nov 2nd 2023

    This is not an easy install as it requires some soldering and tinkering, but once you past that stage this ODE is one of the most complete ones to use. Lots of online information and tutorials to help make the soldering process a lot much easier. Once done, updated the Xstation to the latest firmware and its off to enjoy PS1 classics! Load times are significantly faster than a CD drive, and even quicker than the PSIO.

  • 5
    Everything was good

    Posted by Steven Garcia on Nov 1st 2023

    Great packaging and shipping haven’t started my mod but great so far

  • 5
    Xstation ODE

    Posted by Jason Sim on Oct 27th 2023

    Awesome product. Installed and tested, it works pretty damn great! No regret after bought.

  • 5
    Xstation ps ode

    Posted by Basilios Fafalios on Oct 23rd 2023

    Excellent product, Fast shipping, Thanks!!!

  • 5
    super fast delivery

    Posted by Mike B. on Oct 15th 2023

    amazing way to play ps1 games without wearing out your old optical drive. i have a few ps1`s, and its nice to have one that i can travel with easily.