PlayStation Classic Tear-Down & Disassembly (PS1)


Gamers Nexus
Gamers Nexus

WE TOOK APART THE CONTROLLERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05wWZ9Wvgsk You might also like our Nintendo Switch tear-down from 2017: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obz5tE1mdV0 Find links to the PS1 Classic and iFixit kit above. You can also grab the modmat from the GN store: http://store.gamersnexus.net/

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L a lum 84
L a lum 84

P. S gamers nexus I've liked and subbed your chanel😊

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Chuckles Nuts
Chuckles Nuts

you could build a raspberry pi... and play 100s if not 1000s of nintendo and sony games. yes it is piracy but nintendo and sony are not delivering what the market desires. it is such a huge untapped market and revenue.

Vor 10 Tage
ICURN SO
ICURN SO

Congratulations to Gamers Nexus for having this video linked on the UK Metro Newspaper website you can see it in the Neo Classic letter here ---------------->http://metro.co.uk/2018/12/05/games-inbox-video-game-music-trends-playstation-vr-sales-and-just-cause-4-predictions-8212540/

Vor 11 Tage
Head Banger
Head Banger

how can you Not have A phone charger?!

Vor 12 Tage
wobbly sauce
wobbly sauce

Plug in a KB and press Esc. it brings up the settings.

Vor 12 Tage
Paul Castillo
Paul Castillo

I'm dissapointed with PlayStation. . Poor emulation, No grand turismo, tomb raider, *_NOt eVeN RaYMaN_*

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The Quintessential Gamer
The Quintessential Gamer

it's not a charging port dude, there aren't any batteries to charge... Plenty of space to mod and ADD batteries though!

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Costin-Mihai Musca
Costin-Mihai Musca

Such a fuckin' bad joke SONY... I can't even...

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Forowtra
Forowtra

You go insanely in-depth, struggled to follow along, had to rewatch certain bits constantly, good vid though!

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brickwall911
brickwall911

12:32 -Best part

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etherlords88
etherlords88

well it's less than $50 and some chip manufacturer in japan had a meeting with sony regarding clear off their unsold garbage and targeted half-wit american fanboys so why not?

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rudy garza
rudy garza

Time to stuff a raspberry pie and make it do wheelies

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Horst Otto
Horst Otto

Even the Soulja Boy fake china ripoff console is a better deal than this. Really sad that companies are cheating the very people who made them that big out of their money.

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ben01623
ben01623

The 'heatsink' is more for EMC shielding rather then heat dissapation

Vor 3 Tage
Darth Bane
Darth Bane

Fuck these little gimmicks I rather just buy the original playstation and buy the games for it...oh wait my ps2 will play ps1 games and I do have a number of ps1 games though not many just some more of the better ones.

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Some Donkus
Some Donkus

2:31 totally wasted potential on sony's part. they could have developed cards that could of fit inside the port, giving you the ability to play different games on each card. kinda like the demo disks back in the day, but they would be the whole game not just the first level or a trailer.

Vor 4 Tage
Julien Schnitzler
Julien Schnitzler

That's roughly a nice looking raspberry pi.

Vor 4 Tage
toontownlegomaster
toontownlegomaster

where the hell are the joysticks on the controllers Im pretty sure when I owned a ps1 it had joysticks wtf. What is there like a sensor and you just wave your thumb over the where the joystick would be and the shit works?

Vor 5 Tage
The Restoration of Dr Who
The Restoration of Dr Who

omg why did they make these remakes so damn small.

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Joshua Graham
Joshua Graham

Throwing it around like its dirt is abit weird, i wouldnt personally buy one but cmon what did it do to u hahahaha

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Derick Wolters
Derick Wolters

Even it says Sony Playstation I can guarantee it's not from Sony but from same company who does classic Nintendo and classic Sega.

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mario luna
mario luna

muy interesante

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Jun Cortes
Jun Cortes

Interesting to see PS Classic have the same heatsink cover as nes/snes mini

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Game Spirit
Game Spirit

At least it wasn't an Allwinner A33.

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Jesse C
Jesse C

Everyone has been hard on Sony over this console, but I think what the open source emulator is saying is that they're fully open to this console being hacked so you can run anything you want on it. They're basically just charging you $100 for a raspberry pi in a nice shell and two controllers, and I don't feel like that's outrageous.

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Tiara Azmalan
Tiara Azmalan

"I'm smaller on the inside" tha's what she said ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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CardiUno
CardiUno

At lest they didn’t fake the weight buy adding random weighted metal or chastity

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mightwilder
mightwilder

another orange pi instead of psx, whatta shit!?

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Doc T'Soni
Doc T'Soni

Just because it's named PCSX ReARMed doesn't mean it needs to run on an ARM processor. It can also be compiled for x86 or other architectures. It has some ARM-specific optimizations though.

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Mario Martins
Mario Martins

Sorry SOny but this thing is useless dont wanna play no damn ps1 games....

Vor 6 Tage
Ed Jack
Ed Jack

they used to still make PS2s I bet if they make a remake version it's gonna be like this crap

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Tex
Tex

Teardown starts at 3:30 you’re welcome

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e b
e b

crappy system... get yourself an old ps1 like 30$ and buy all the games you want instead.

Vor 6 Tage
Black God
Black God

Who chooses to play the oldest games possible? Once I get a taste of new tech, I can't go back. Haven't played a PS1 in 16 years.

Vor 6 Tage
gamer taboo
gamer taboo

I liked this one, cool stuff. I think Microsoft is working on something like this that's going to release next year aren't they? That was the rumor anyway, some sort of stream box for cloud gaming. Hell if they can reach somewhere near this performance that might be the way to go for console gaming. I tried out Geforce Now and I was surprised how low the latency was, though I am on a fairly high speed wired connection. Still though, there may be something to this. But I don't think I will ever enjoy a day where I can't build my own stuff. I'm also on ultrawide and have been for two years now, and I haven't seen one of these that supports UW resolution let alone higher refresh rates/fps than 60.

Vor 6 Tage
gamer taboo
gamer taboo

Cool video, love tear downs. Just noticed we have the same calipers.

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Phillip Stead
Phillip Stead

Ummm only 20 games on it lol

Vor 6 Tage
TheRealMrPooPyNuTz
TheRealMrPooPyNuTz

What a douche.

Vor 6 Tage
Cody Schleiger
Cody Schleiger

Yeah nice GPU I don't feel like selling my kidney to purchase it, screw u Nvidia

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HcoreX Despo
HcoreX Despo

Video starts at 3:24

Vor 6 Tage
rocknflip66
rocknflip66

damn thats all it is? My nvidia tv shows off better than this, cmon now sony

Vor 6 Tage
Vidrith S
Vidrith S

would raspberry 3 b+ with emulator be better and cheaper?

Vor 6 Tage
VIRAL_DNA / DNA64 Productions
VIRAL_DNA / DNA64 Productions

"That covers the PCB and all components in depth".. ? Uh no it doesn't.. You neglected the other two chips on the board, the RealTek RTS5482 (USB HUB), and the MediaTek MT6392A (AUDIO).

Vor 6 Tage
Jose Dorantes
Jose Dorantes

wait wait wait 24 yo games... you just can't say that without warning us... sooo much has past?... my god... 24 yo games ...

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Naota Akatsuki
Naota Akatsuki

Bacteria actually don't die of age. They just become inactive if all the energy source is depleted.

Vor 6 Tage
Hue Hue Hue Hue
Hue Hue Hue Hue

Just adapt a rapsberry inside is a cool $100 case

Vor 6 Tage
Eremon1
Eremon1

So is it just me or are the sbc's currently on the market like the Raspberry a far better option in every way shape or form than these mini releases? I mean granted you have to source your roms and setup an OS like Retropie...but with the billion tutorials on the net, surely there's little reason to buy a mini unless you feel the need to support the console company.

Vor 6 Tage
Sahil Tiwari
Sahil Tiwari

Quality Content

Vor 6 Tage
Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson

Tyvm for ur vid within 3:10 sec I knew I'd never buy one! First off limited games and no way to get new ones! Answer UM YOU HAVE PSN! COULD HAVE BEEN USED TO DOWNLOAD NEW ONES FOR FREE OR A BUCK! Second if it won't play the disks I bought 25 years ago wtf would I buy a new one at all! I can pay 20 to 50 USD and have one that plays games that most ppl will toss! Lastly it an EMULATOR! I can get one on the play store that has ............. A FREE VERSION THAT HAS 8 systems on it and can play English games (sadly region locked) just by being careful and not just dumping roms from ANY OLD SITE I can play any game it's got 2156 games overall (some aren't American based) according to the gamers DB also on play store for free! This is a SHAMELESS cash grab by sony/Nintendo/Sega to hit your wallets at least once more (my guess a "new" classic will be out every 1 to 3 years with MAYBE ten more games) so they can reprofit from old hardware! I also don't know for sure but after 20 years or so isn't the system and games uncopyright protected if so this is also to re copyright the system and games so no one can just spam make'em!

Vor 7 Tage
Damien Lobb
Damien Lobb

Check out Digital Foundry's video on it. The PS Classic has poor emulation and performance. You're better off getting an nVidia Shield.

Vor 7 Tage
Hiago Viana
Hiago Viana

It would be interesting to put it on a power bank, make a mini monitor with speakers and add it to connect with power-bank, then when there is a lack of light or if you want to use it in the bathroom or take it anywhere, it would be interesting , more is a pity to have few games and some bugs for the price is not worth.

Vor 7 Tage
Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater

Sure it's lower effort than the Nintendo offerings but nobody complained at all about those, despite running games a bit slower. Not to mention the price on both due to artificial demand.

Vor 7 Tage
Swift_ninja
Swift_ninja

under breath.. god damn it.... lol got me cracking up man

Vor 7 Tage
Loktai Extatus
Loktai Extatus

Great video ... kind of hilarious though not getting the point of the vents with the metal in front on the bottom. Its literally a visual thing. the original PSX had those vents on the bottom where youd see the lower metal shield if you looked through, its just a little "touch" that makes it visually closer to the original, just like the entire point of the thing. People are complaining about it but lets really think about this. It comes with a controller right. And it comes with its "shell". A decent raspberry pi case shaped like something will run you like 20 bucks. Lets say the controller is as cheap as possible and you could buy the equivalent for 5 or 10 bucks, whatever. So youre up to 25-30 bucks. That means the rest of the price is literally for the guts which run the games, and the legal license to own the game for play... Id say its not that bad REALLY. I personally just own old playstations (I think the SCPH-1001 made after a certain point is the best... you have the best audio DAC (Still known as one of the best CD players of all time in terms of audio fidelity) and the Rev C graphics chip which actually made a big difference with banding etc in games. The Early SCPH-1001 has that issue and the next models lack the AV jacks and the higher quality DAC. The big issue with the SCPH-1001 is the lasers are pretty bad, but you can get the KSM-440BAM laser and move the shield over from the old drive unit, and then it fits and works perfectly , while giving you the better laser assy.

Vor 7 Tage
Zangeef Fangsteen
Zangeef Fangsteen

Why don't you comb your hair? It's so dirty that it's distracting the video

Vor 7 Tage
Walter Comunello
Walter Comunello

ePSXe? For real Sony? $100 and not even your own emulating software or a hardware SoC with CD emulation? Terrible.

Vor 7 Tage
McFlave
McFlave

Slowest teardown ever

Vor 7 Tage
Matthew Bartlett
Matthew Bartlett

It would be MORE worth it if it wasn't for the "you only need 20 games we choose" limitation of the installed games. This just underscores how little companies like Sony and Nintendo understand the retro gaming community and hobbyists.

Vor 7 Tage
Peter Muller
Peter Muller

It is pretty amazing how simple games and graphics were back in the day. The numbers really fade away if you can get lost in the heat of a tight race or a difficult boss fight.

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TexasGTO
TexasGTO

How to make a 5 min video last 15 mins....

Vor 7 Tage
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson

fun fact; the original psone CPU chip is used on Voyager

Vor 7 Tage
Albrecht Schöbel
Albrecht Schöbel

Thank you for a channel devoid of political bullshit from both sides and just hardware tech. I’m 34 and just want some entertaining/informative no-bs content. Thanks.

Vor 7 Tage
Thebloggermustdie
Thebloggermustdie

Did you noticed if it had an uart port?

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Mihailescu Adrian
Mihailescu Adrian

PS2 Classic when ?

Vor 8 Tage
danielsjohnson
danielsjohnson

I think I'm spending too much time on the internet. When he said "extra thick" in the sponsor spot I immediately thought "extra thicc".

Vor 8 Tage
Magestic
Magestic

Waiting for Microsoft to release an Xbox Classic Mini with Halo: Combat Evolved on it. Now that I'd buy! (Mainly because I'm an Xbox & Halo worshipping weenie!)

Vor 8 Tage
TechnoGenuine
TechnoGenuine

"SMDs"

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Magestic
Magestic

So in other words an RPi 3 B+ will kick it's tail in emulation?

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Centurion 1
Centurion 1

The raspberry pi 3 has a better CPU then the ps1 clasic

Vor 8 Tage
Peter2571
Peter2571

it's a Sony PlayStation Classic not a PS1 a PS1 is a slim version

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Paul Pagani
Paul Pagani

I was about to buy the PlayStation classic . Thanks you for doing this video. But now im not buying this ps1 classic .

Vor 8 Tage
Eddienyc23
Eddienyc23

You guys are great👌🏽

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Galuh Pratama
Galuh Pratama

Oh yeah 2 step closer to add your own games

Vor 8 Tage
David Aguilera
David Aguilera

I'd buy It for the shell, the rest is trash and can be replaced with a Pi

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Mat A
Mat A

why the fuck don't they jsut put like a fuck ton of gameso n these , its so easy to do -_-

Vor 8 Tage
7R3994N 7EVeN 0 7EVeN
7R3994N 7EVeN 0 7EVeN

This is probably one of the simplest consoles inside I’ve ever disassembled. I have one without the top plastic that runs fine. Lol i use to think that was super cool watching the disc spin while im playing. Makes me wonder why all these “classic” consoles are so popular. Just get a real one. They exist. And you can put any disc you want in it instead od being stuck with 20 games forever.

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tom dean
tom dean

is it true there is a tone of games locked on the console?

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Jon Fung
Jon Fung

The packaging of the PS Classic in the US is much better as to what we get in SEA. At least it looks similar to the original PS packaging. Over here, the packaging looks like it came out of a freaking photocopy machine. Dull black and bronze.

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Otha Bojangles
Otha Bojangles

All that tech and no phone charger lol

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Boyce Thompson
Boyce Thompson

Ironically PCXS is the emulator they tried to have removed from the play store when Sony came out with that short lived Play Station phone.

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Pewnice Dieassse
Pewnice Dieassse

What's the name of the game being played at 10:10 ?

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SpeedStarTMQ
SpeedStarTMQ

Pewnice Dieassse Ridge Racer (4?)

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namcost
namcost

16GB of flash memory is insane (if my google fu is correct)

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Connor Tapley
Connor Tapley

If u where so nostalgic for a PS1 GamePlay either use Ur phone or get the raspberry pie and a case that looks like the PS1 and get third party controller that looks like the controller and it's cheaper or use the og one

Vor 8 Tage
陈北宗
陈北宗

I think they learned from the "fail" of Nintendo who used Allwinner SoC. Mediatek chips does not have good open source support, but Allwinner chips' have very awesome open source support from linux-sunxi and people can boot custom OS without wiping the original memory. Some people have even pulled contents off the original storage chip, upgraded the system to some brand name Linux distro like Ubuntu, and added the pulled contents back.

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mr Brown
mr Brown

It is probably old news with how fast these are being hacked, but using usb drives to run extra games is working now http://youtu.be/aoxAR2nLav0

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Mike Lipani
Mike Lipani

I'm pretty sure the main purpose for the metal piece is an EMI shield. It can just double as a heat sink since the heat dissipation of that CPU is very low. EMI shields do not need to be robust, hence why it is so thin. You can also see the little "fingers" on the side of the shield touching the ground plane of the PCB. That's how you definitely know it's EMI shield

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Strange Vision
Strange Vision

The vents on the bottom are probably just to make it look like the original console, not for actual ventilation.

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Don Pablo
Don Pablo

why is he dissing the ps1 specs? it came out in 1994. This console had what it mattered great games

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Sega United
Sega United

They were pretty weak for 1994. Especially since Saturn and Many PCs at the time were 2-3 times its power.

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ABDUL SAMI Qureshi
ABDUL SAMI Qureshi

Good sense of humour.

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So Awkward
So Awkward

I know nothing about electronics, so this was very cool to watch.

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mahchymk93
mahchymk93

Lol, mediatek. As cheap as they come

Vor 9 Tage
TheSolidMidget
TheSolidMidget

But the real question is. Can it be hacked?

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Sebastian Schulz
Sebastian Schulz

乇乂下尺卂 下卄工匚匚

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MrSlowestD16
MrSlowestD16

Yea but I'm worried it won't play smoothly. Emulators ****ALWAYS**** have more problems than the actual consoles did. I use Project64 for N64 emulation and *in general* it works really well...but some games are also horrific. That's the shit you don't run into with normal HW - it works - always. It was tested on that HW. Emulators are a different beast.... :-\

Vor 9 Tage
ripper253
ripper253

Can I assume you guys don't have an AC adapter compatible with this thing in the office because you're all using devices that use USB-C or Lightning at the moment? Lucky you :P

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moonmoonbirdcpt
moonmoonbirdcpt

so it's a raspberry pi zero with built-in ssd flash

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TheMa5e
TheMa5e

0:27 made me angry. There are too much gems of the past. Sorry that they are not 2018 enough with bad ray tracing attempts and a terribly dull story

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I Have No Son
I Have No Son

Buahahaha you sound like a person who is even older than those games. You should worry about people not wanting to play with you. IOW, shut the fuck up, bitch-pa.

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Xinus22
Xinus22

wait they did black non dualshock PS1 controllers?

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ATARI800XLfan
ATARI800XLfan

old games rock

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I Have No Son
I Have No Son

I bet you boot up that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six on Playstation at least once a week. Thought so. :D

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Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

PlayStation Classic is only emulated trash, don´t buy.

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Thomas M4LT1
Thomas M4LT1

Man, cool and everythin but if u r able to buy it just for MGS and Resident Evil DC... 100 is worth it =P

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M_S
M_S

I would be sold if it had the capability of uploading other games to it. *0 / 10 Sony* :(

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I Have No Son
I Have No Son

You are hopeless. Your phone probably has a better rig for the games, yet you are willing to settle with some crap in a box. ROFLMAO XD

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Brog Lang
Brog Lang

Thank you for always explaining all the parts, your channel is very informative. Keep up the great work.

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Grady Houger
Grady Houger

Could turn it into a portable handheld without much trouble!

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I Have No Son
I Have No Son

Or a portable toilet. :D

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