Have acquired one of the original grey models (just going to let my son use it till he get's his new xbox at Christmas).
Have controllers, power lead, video cable and games but try as I may I can't get it to work. Mechanically it's sound but it's just got an RF cable rather than scart and when I plug that into the TV I get no output.
Bought an adaptor in Maplins which converts the has four RCA plugs at one end (red, white, yellow and one other). My Panasonic Viera has a raft of sockets at the back but not this configuration! Therefore I stuck the plugs into a scrat adaptor and used that. This worked for a short while but now we just get a weird screen after the Sony message and it just freezes.
Is it possible that these old kits are just not compatible with scarts?
Is it common for the newer TV sockets not to include red, white and yellow? (can provide a photo but seems to be multiple green blue and white etc..)
Can you provide a link to what you bought from Maplins. My scart converter only had the red white and yellow sockets,I had few problems getting my play-station 1 going last year when I went a little retro for a short time, but eventually got it working. You have had it working so you are doing something right. I have just looked at the back of both my flat screen TV's and they also have the connections you speak of and of course the red/yellow/white sockets.
Thanks for your response. This is the cable I bought (click here). My TV does not have designated white yellow and red RCA sockets so I was forced to use the scart adaptor. What happens is that the Sony screen comes up but then you get a grey screen with a diagram of the Playstation and something that looks like a piano!! It's almost a message inviting you to press something but nothing you press on the controller works.
You just don't get the to the next Playstation screen and then the game. I thought it might be the scart that's worn but wonder know whether the cable is not compatible with scart.
It would also be interesting to know what the fourth connection was for??