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Repairing a messed up psone after mod failure
Repairing a messed up psone after mod failure –
A friend and I bought an old psone for modding. I soldered wires to all the points shown in this link. http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2495/psone.jpg
I think the capacitors shown at 6 and 8 were burnt up. The system boots up, but the disc will not spin.
What are the values of the capacitors that were destroyed?
Why do I have to solder directly to them, when it would be much safer to solder to an open pad that is electrically connected to the capacitor?
Thanks for any advice.
The cap at point #8 does NOT matter, it is just an extra noise bypass cap for the power line.
Originally Posted by Maverick
The cap at point #6 does MATTER, is it possible to take a close-up picture of the actual PSone you did the soldering on, to see if there is any damage?
Does the unit spin up if the "mod" is removed"?
Did you test the unit first before "modding it"?
Normally the motor problems on the PSone is caused by the small SMD fuses, check all the little black boxes labelled 20, 30, 40, 50. I see if I can dig up a set of pictures for the various locations of the small fuses and what they part of the PSone they control, like video, sound, motor, laser, sled.
The modchip and wires were removed but it still did not spin up. I don't think my friend saw any bridged points either. The console was working correctly before modding it. I tested FF7 disc 3 and it booted just fine. I will take a look at the black boxes and get a picture of the board for you.
Thanks for helping
Edit: I just ended up buying an older model and he was able to mod it. I don't the other psone is repairable.
Last edited by Dermy; 07-16-2009 at 03:36 AM.
GaryOPA, what do you mean the cap at point 8 doesn't matter?
I messed up a bit too and can't get the wire to the point 8 at all!
Can I use a different soldering point for the 8?
(btw: I'm trying to do the pic12f629 4 wire classic mod)
Last edited by Innervision; 04-08-2011 at 12:10 AM.
Alt point for #8
Install diagrams for the 4 wire chip
Thanks a ton jinn for the alt. point 8 !
But I must admit defeat this time... everything went well except it's a bitch to get those damn wires to the few spots with the caps.
Got everything up and running but then everything just stopped working. Opened up the psone once more and the cap 6 had come loose. Then I spotted that the other pad on the board was also loose... it was with the solder on the wire, hanging nicely... so, I used too much force to move the wires around when trying to find a good spot for the chip...
So, lesson for today is! Don't use too much force!
yes you need to be careful win soldering any thing i rember win i messed up 3 old XBOXes win trying to mod them i still have all the stuff but i dont have the xboxes any more but i have the chips and i have a front mod panle with a lcd display on it but we all lern from are misstakes
i have a ps1
SCPH-101 ChippedWELL I DID HAVE THIS 1 BUT i just fried it
and i have a ps2