Bump. I got a question. Is it okay for the bottom of the plastic that spins the disk, to sit on the ps1 board?
Like, I took the rf shielding off. So is it okay for the bottom of the laser and disk spinner part to sit on the ps1 board directly? or should I have something between the 2?
I'm pretty sure it's fine. I'm in the process of making a PS1 portable too, and during testing, I just put the CD drive directly on top of the motherboard, and soldered a switch to the lid sensor, and it ran perfectly well. The good thing about the PS1 mobo is that most of the stuff is surface mount, so you've got quite a bit of clearance between the board and the spinning CD. You might want to watch out for the moving laser though, it could get caught, but that didn't happen with me. The only thing I found was that it wasn't particularly stable, but that was probably just for me, as I didn't secure the CD drive. I presume you will hot glue it/use screws of something?