Take a Trip Back to the '90s With This Soothing PlayStation Restoration Video
The PlayStation 1 debuted 26 years ago, which means many of the original consoles have collected 26 years worth of dust in attics and closets. If you've avoided cleaning your childhood PlayStation for years, this video from Odd Tinkering, spotted by Nerdist, may motivate you.
The YouTuber behind the Odd Tinkering channel restores everything from antique war gadgets to retro video game gear for their relaxing videos. In their latest upload, they take a 20-year-old PlayStation that's caked with gunk and dirt and return it to its former glory.
Even if you don't feel nostalgic for the classic console, it's soothing to hear cables being plugged in and watch a toothbrush scrub away decades of filth. Odd Tinkering illustrates what's happening with captions instead of their own voice, so all you hear are the ASMR-like sounds of the restoration process. You can watch the full video below.
An old PlayStation is still capable of playing many of your favorite games. As Odd Tinkering demonstrates, the vintage console was able to run Crash Bandicoot after it had been treated correctly. If you're not ready to apply the effort shown in this video to your own PlayStation, Sony recently released a smaller version of the PlayStation 1 that plays many of the same games as the original.