I recently picked up a PSX (DESR-7000 model) from Hard-Off for cheap but it's not working. Here's what it does, when you turn it on, the PSX splash screen animation plays then it goes to a blank screen. I'm unfamiliar with the operation of the PSX, but I'm assuming that the main menu should appear after the splash animation plays like the PS3 does. Or am I wrong and there's something I need to do to get the main menu to appear? When I put a game in the machine, I still get a blank screen. Speaking of loading games, here's the behavior I observed with different media: audio CD - Spins up PS2 game - Some games will spin up but the majority will spin for a few seconds, stop, spin for a few seconds, stop etc PS1 game - Spins up I noticed the laser on the right hand side (when facing the disk slot) firing but I didn't notice the laser on the left firing. It could be that it's not as exposed as the one one right and the laser might be difficult to see or it might be dead and thus the cause of my issue. I've tried cleaning the lenses of the two lasers, but this didn't help. Since the PSX has a hard drive, can this sometimes be the cause of issues? Like, if there was some important piece of software that's kept on the hard drive and then the hard drive dies.