I think this requires a 'once-over' by a pro... are there any installers nearby who can proof your work?
From my experience, the constant request for language/etc is an indicator that the eeprom isn't storing your changes. The black and white is also an eeprom setting. So, I think it's either corrupt (which I've never heard of), or more likely, the battery on the backside is dead or loose. Maybe try reseating it... this worked for me once. If not, determine if it's still good.
nope no one near me i would know of. i'm from germany nordrhein-westfalen so if anyone knows someone... post it.
that's what i thought too. i got a short one time and the battery could be empty because of that. gives me steady 3,0V if i measure it. i'll try replacing it when i get a new one.
btw if the b/w is a eeprom setting why do i get colour with the chip enabled?
Damn good question.
I can only guess at this point, but perhaps it's a setting that the chip overrides. Might be provided by the chip's bios.
Really interesting one Scan... I feel for ya. Good luck.
interesting... yeah... first it took 2 weeks for the chip to arrive whilst divineo told me 48 hours and now this... i only hope i don't kill the whole ps2.
ok this is more than scary. i connected point q to the alternate point because it seemed easier. tested the conenction several time and looked for bridges also. now i just removed the q wire completely and the ps2 starts up in color and loads original games. i set it to english last time it asked because i was tired from selecting german all the time. funny enough it now came back in german with the time set correct.
i'll solder q to the via now and see if it works.
edit: soldered the point to the via and now the same as before is happening. asks for the language, clicking laser and b/w with chip disabled. seems like a bad chip does it?
Double check... I think your q is in the wrong place. Sure it's the right via?
i double triple and quadro checked. it is the right one. the one in the middle on the back of the mb. everything else is right too. and i don't understand why a wire used for drive control changes the eeprom
It doesn't... or at least it shouldn't. Just another guess on my part.
i know. thanks for that. if my last post sounded a bit harsh i'm sorry but this drives me crazy.
it wouldn't work if my soldering was bad would it? but it does without the q wire. behaves like an unmodded ps2. so if it isn't my soldering it must be the chip... and divineo doesn't exchange chips.
i'm going to kick myself in the ballz a few times now :D
the p point for dvd was shorting out to the cooling plate on the backside. as i desoldered q it went down too so the ps2 could start. now as a last resort i resoldered q and put tape over the points turned the unit on hopelessly and it boots my ps2 backup.
thanks for all of your help!!! a really great forum and modding a ps2 was a great experience. i'll help people here out too as much as i can in the future.