• March 4, 2024

PlayStation Classic Installation & Setup Guide

The PlayStation Classic is a mini version of the original PlayStation from the late 1990s. The box comes with 20 built-in games and two joysticks for you and your family to satisfy the need of nostalgia. But before plunging into memories of pleasant days, PlayStation Classic needs to be set up and prepared for the game.

Luckily, Classic is pretty straightforward and you only need to follow a few of the tips we’ve posted below in the article.

What’s not in the box?

Unlike the original PlayStation, there aren’t many wires in the box you’re holding in your hands. The first thing that catches your eye is the lack of a power adapter. No, they didn’t forget to put it in, it’s just that the manufacturers of the PlayStation Classic decided that in the age of modern technology, every smartphone owner has a USB cable that fits perfectly with the PlayStation Classic.

The adapter can always be purchased later, but now use the charger for your smartphone and you can start playing today!

Sequential installation steps

  1. Unpack and disconnect all cables and joysticks from the box. Keep the box and warranty card in case of unexpected repairs or sales.
  2. Plug the Micro-USB cable into the power adapter.
  3. Plug the power adapter into a power outlet, but don’t plug it into your PlayStation Classic yet.
  4. Insert one end of the supplied HDMI cable into the desired connector on your console.
  5. Plug the other end into the HDMI port on your TV. You won’t see anything on the screen yet, but don’t worry.
  6. Insert one of the joystick USB cables into the left USB connector on the classic console. If you are playing together, connect both joysticks.
  7. Plug the Micro-USB cable into the PlayStation Classic. You will see a small orange LED on the box next to the power button turn on. This means the PlayStation Classic is on standby and ready to use.
  8. Turn on PlayStation Classic. If everything goes right, the old PlayStation logo will appear on your TV screen and you will hear the sound of noise interference (retro feature from the PlayStation Classic).

Several important points

So, you’ve turned on the box. Navigating the various games is very easy – using the left or right buttons on the joystick control panel (D-pad), pressing the X button to start the game. If you wish to return to the main menu, simply press the small reset button above the power button. This action will return you to the main menu, but keep the game you were playing paused so that you can return to it later from where you wanted to.

Another button on the Classic’s front panel is the disc tray open button. On the original console, pressing it would open the lid of the CD drive so that you can insert another game disc or a second disc, as has happened in some cases, for example, Final Fantasy VII was located on more than one disc. But on the PlayStation Classic, this is used to virtually swap the disc when the game is requested. This nuance makes us think of the Classic as the original console. Finally, there is a memory card icon on the home screen for deleting and sorting saved games.

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