Hi guys, first off let me say you have a great online community! I've been following ASSEMbler ever since roarvgm/geocities times, registered way back in the old forum but lost track after it went down due to some software licensing issues (?)... Actually, I had already given up the video game hobby, in terms of catching up with new consoles and purchasing up-to-date games, following the demise of the Dreamcast. Well, except for some retrogaming every now and then. Recently, I got my hands on a PSX DESR-7000 in pretty neat condition - and working. The many decent posts, as well as the homepage by sp193 and the blog started by LeHam helped to solve a lot of my questions from the get-go. Great input, guys! I also found the Sony Japan FAQ very handy. For example, I wasn't sure whether the system would output games through component (D-Terminal). The PSX manual .pdf file available from Sony Japan's site cannot be searched and I was too lazy to read through all the Kanji, so I found this easy step-by-step guide with click-to-select pictures: http://qa.support.sony.jp/solution/S1110278024773/ Another interesting point is the reset procedure, also not described in my manual: http://qa.support.sony.jp/solution/S1110278006559/ Although I believe I read through most of the PSX dedicated posts at ASSEMbler, I was wondering if anyone can answer my questions, as follows: Upon plugging in the power cord, the PSX starts both the fan and the hdd for a moment (power button: steady red light), sucking up to 40W until it falls back to idle mode (3-4W). Is this normal? (I am using a voltage converter capable of "up to 150W" for all of my Japanese devices except power amps, so I doubt it causes the issue) My PSX is still running on 1.06. As mentioned in the manual on p. 74, the two game specific settings are reseted every time you unplug the system. Is this still the case after the most recent software update? (Obviously I unplug the PSX using the switch on a denki tap made by Sanwa, which is great if you have a lot of Japanese devices running home or abroad) Iâ€˜ve learned the update discs are no longer sold by Sony Japan since end of February 2014 and thus very rare. Is it true that you can only run the updates with a legit disc? Thanks!