Well the inital problem was my A point was on a compontine that got to hot and came off when i re attached it I didnt get a good connection, secondly the metal tray that helps ground certian parts of the systme was making conection to the top of my chip. thus groundiding multipule leads I solved this by adding in a plastic insulator ontop of my chip between the chip and the plate.
The last problem when it stopped working I'm not compleately sure I took it all back a part and just added a tiny bit more solder to my wires to make sure none had come lose and its worked every since.
now ot move on to my next mod (takign the sony DVD remote control and making the IR reciever internal ot the system rather then taking up a controler spot. has anyone heard of this being done?
Oz, if the unit you are working with is the V9 in your sig, then the IR receiver is already internal.
If not, then what you could do if your unit is in a vertical stand is get one of the stands that doubles as a multi-tap. I used to have one and it was pretty cool. The multi-tap plugged into port one, then you had two controller ports and memory card slots on each side of the stand. Then you could just leave the IR receiver plugged into port two of the PS2. If you have your unit horizontal, I have seen IR receivers that plug into a port but have a "piggy back" socket on them to plug a controller into. If you are set on getting it to look factory, then check your laser part number. If it is a 400C then you could just buy a V9 or V10 with a bad laser off of eBay and move your laser and chip into that unit (assuming the unit did not have one of those goofy HD7 lasers in it). That way you could power off the console and even open and close the tray from the newer Sony PS2 remotes.
Also, as far as the shield shorting against your chip, you may want to go one step further. The shield on the front corner of the board gets pulled down below the "level plane" that is the rest of the shield contact points when you screw it down. I had the same problem you described on my V9 with a Duo3 Gold on it. I put some tape on the shield to help with the shorting out but there was so much pressure on the chip it was causing all sorts of problems. What I did was get a few nylon washers and put them under the shield on that corner before I screwed it down. That way the shield was not pressing against the chip all the time. I figured I'd better throw that bit of experience out there just in case someone has a similar occurrence.
Hope this helps,
what I plan on doing with the DVD remote is to get one of the one were the IR reciever plugs in to conroller slot one or two uses the same 9 pins that a controller does.
taking the IR out of its casing and installing it in to the playstations case then connect all the wires up to the back side of the controller 2 set that way the ir or controler two can still be used. I do have the v9 scph-50001 but its doesnt have any internal IR I dont thing that hit shelvs until the slims.
before I do all that though I need ot get my playstation on the network it looks like im going ot have ot proxy through my computer as the computer has wired and wireless built in ot it. and im connectied ot the home network via wireless. which means the hard wire is available
however i had a hell of a time trying ot use the playstation wired right too my router/modem even.. never did get that to work
Oz, to my knowledge all V9 and V10 PS2 consoles have the IR receiver built in. It is in between the eject and power on buttons. You have to look real close to see it, but it is there (there will be a little R above the eject button). If you download an owners manual for the SCPH-50001 it will point it out as being there as well. There may be other fat PS2 consoles that have it, but I am not sure.
Believe me, I have over half a dozen V9 and V10 consoles laying around this house and they all have built in IR receivers :)
well would you look at that. sorry i doubted you mate. whats a god dvd remote that i can use with it ? (links to products if you can)
The remote I like best is the Sony brand PS2 remote. It is the only one I have found that has complete functionality. Usually they are pretty cheap too. They sell new for $14.95 US. Here is a link to the manual off of Sony's site:
You will notice in the manual that it shows the SCPH-50000 and SCPH-70000 series. The cool thing about this remote is that it has two extra buttons up at the top (note that that the older SCPH-10150 remotes do not have them). A green one that operates the reset button so you can control the power from the remote. Also beside that is an eject button so you can cycle the tray. There are also buttons for all the game pad functions as well, so if you are working on your unit on a bench and testing it you can completely control the thing without having to plug in a game pad.
This extra remote functionality is why I like the V9 and V10 consoles the best. No other PS2 models have this level of functionality to my knowledge (the eject button doesn't work on the new slimline units since they have a mechanical latch). I have always used the remote as my own "in game reset" so to speak. It also keeps me from having to walk over and manually turn off the PS2 after I turn off the TV.
Hope this helps,
Sony DVD remote SPCH-10420 is what they sell on the site looks and sounds impressive enough.
Now ot work out the last bit of bugs and crap from my system.
I need to get it online.
I need to figure out how ot read/write to the HDD for games and crap.
then I need to theme the thing.
Well, as far as writing to the HDD, most folks use WinHiip or if you can wait a little bit you can use HDLDumb and copy the games over the network.
I can say from experience that the safest way to do this is to use DVD Decryptor to rip the game as an ISO file to your hard drive. Then if you don't mind plugging your hard drive up to your computer you can use WinHiip to install the game image to the hard drive (you will probably have to do this at least once anyhow as this is the easiest way to properly prepare a hard drive for use in a PS2).
Once you have the drive prepared you can create a directory for ELF files under the Common directory. From there you could launch the HDLDumb network client. You can then launch the HDLDumb server from your PC and copy the images over the network. This seems to be the safest thing to do with chipped machines as taking the drive in and out every time you want to install a game can cause undesirable effects (I have had this same procedure clear the firmware of my CC 2.0 twice). To copy a full DVD takes about an hour.
To launch the games just use HDLoader (8b I think is the latest one).
www.sksapps.com is a good place to download all of this stuff.
Well the first two issues I wantot fix are gettign my PS2 on the network, and fixing overscan
Overscan has been an issue I've had with my PS2 since day one now it could jsut be the TVs I've had. as it seems ot work well on my dads high def tv.
But anyway my current TV is a 27 inch AKAI 4.3 aspect. thought it used the R/B/G cables ot plug in to it its not a high def TV. Just DiFi (digital, non high def)
anywya iut has to video settings normal and zoom. on normal i have a good inch al the way around thta is over scanned on zoom I have about 3 incheds that are over scanned so yeah it sucks playign a game knowing you have a ninch althe way around thta youcant see.