...it was a raging success. I am chuffed to bits so needed to share it with someone. I have been soldering for about a month now (properly) and up to this point have not tackled anything this small. I also have no electronics background or education. It was finicky and I am not sure I had a smooth plan regarding how to wire it up but it seemed to come together. I did not use Kynar wire. I instead opted for SAE branded 28awg wire cut from multicoloured ribbon cable which I think is definitely more forgiving than the 30awg Kynar. PlayStation is a SCPH-5502 / PU18 and the chip is a PIC12C508A with 'Mayumi v4 PAL (SCEE).hex' burned with my TL866ii Plus. I know there are some very talented people here so I would love some constructive feedback. I have definitely caught the modding bug. Cheers P.S. Thanks to this awesome forum for making it possible for me to do this.