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What store site did you get it from? It looks like you have bad flash on chip if the solder points look right. If I were you I would keep emailing the site you got it from, and ask him what kind of warranty his chips has, and can i get a replacement
Yeah, thanks all. I have to agree with dartdog. Looks like I have a bad flash. I cannot see anything that looks like solder on this flash. I think the solder points are under it or something. I have located a 5 legged smd component labeled LFSB, which has a small part of the package missing just below the S and B. It is visibly broken. However, this does not mean it's the problem, but it certianly a possibility. I wouldn't have noticed it, if I wasn't looking for something out of place though.
The store is a well known site, which I will keep out of the posts until I see if/how they reply again.
So far they have sent me instructions on how to flash the chip. I can't do that, because I don't have any flash ram. Then after some further emails they said I need to burn the disc properly, I thought they may have been correct, but not anymore. I really believe I have a bad one. I wonder if anyone else has ever had one fail that wasn't thier own fault due to bad install. I wish I had a better camera so I could show my install. It isn't world class, but I think I have done a very resonable job for a first and second attempt I have certainly seen seen some ugly installs that worked, I carefully took hours to do mine and it did nothing.
If anyone could get a bad chip it would be good old unlucky me. I think I have a few people I know who would agree with that as well
I hope this store come to the party and do the right thing. It must be a problem chip. I have run out of ideas
Try to hit the reset 6 times from standby and just put the FW 34 on not the BM cause you can play without BM on FW34.I had a customer last week that had remowed the whole flash!And I couldn´t get anything to work unless I hit the rest 6 times from standby.Then I´ve just installed FW34 cause he had children that uses the Ps2 and they press X on everything that appears on the screen.
It was an CC2.0 not SLE
Ok, it's taken me a while to post more info on this. The mod chip supplier has agreed to replace the chip for me. The broken or cracked LFSB voltage regulator is the likely cause I believe ATM. In a few weeks I should receive the replacement chip and I will update my progress. The fact that it loads the upgrade disc, but no flash exists to format or flash with firmware, leads me to believe I have done everything correctly and the prob is with the broken regulator.
Will update when I have a new chip :-)
Hurrah! Today the replacment Crystal Chip Pro SLE arrived from mod-chip.com. I slipped it straight in where the original chip was installed, took about 10 minutes, and it worked first time.
This means my original install was spot on, and the original Crystal Chip Pro SLE was faulty. So that dispells the myth that there is no such thing as a faulty crystal chip. I had one!!!
I haven't tested everything yet, but it loads from a backup so I am very happy. Now I have successfully modded an old and a new style PS2. :-)
Thanks to all for all your help.