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First time install on a V12
First time install on a V12 –
Well I decided to install a crystal chip 1.2 in my V12 2 days ago. I'd had chipped 2 PS1s so I figured I'd try doing it myself. Everything went great soldered all the wires and then proceeded to install the laser fix. I tested the fix before I tried the chip, and it automatically turned the PS2 off after 3 seconds, as it's suppose to do.
I completed the laser fix installation and tried my ps2 for the first time. It started up fine, but the dvd drive didnt really work.. It make a few noises and the laser moved, but the disc never started turning. Before trying my PS2 I didn't think to check the trouble shooting led on the chip itself, and sure enough it was staying on, which means the bios wires were soldered incorrectly. I double checked my work, and sure enough I had soldered 4 wires to the wrong places on the crystal chip. Hurrying to install it was my first mistake... I resoldered the wires to their proper places, checked the led again, and it turned off after a second so the bios wires were alright now. I tried to start a game again, and the drive still wouldn't spin, so I thought the CD/DVD controller wires weren't soldered properly. Once again, two wires were reversed. By this point I was kicking myself in the ass for rushing the installation...
After correcting them, I tried it again and the drive still wouldn't spin. I checked all the solder points on the motherboard, and F looked like it might be the cause.. I took the wire off, but I had a lot of trouble resoldering it. It took me a good 15 tries to get it to stick, but I got it. Here's where the trouble really starts.... I go to test it again, and I realized I forgot to reconnect the switch to the maotherboard to turn the PS2 on.. I plugged it back in with the PS2 plugged to the power supply, and the red light didnt come on.
I tried playing with the wires a little, but to no avail... I gave up for the night and just tried again. Now comes the weird part: I plugged it in for the hell of it and the red light came on! I was realy happy for a few minutes, until I tried turning the PS2 on to see if it had really magically fixed itself, and it sort of did... The PS2 turns on, but the light stays red instead of turning green, and the green led on the crystal chip stays on now.... I can't turn the PS2 off by holding the power button, I have to unplug the power to turn it off, and I get no picture or sound.
I think I may have held the soldering iron close to the motherboard too long while I was trying to resolder the F wire, but I really don't understand why my PS2 sort of turns on now after letting it sit for a day. I really don't know where to go from here, and any tips would be greatly appreciated.
On a side note, I think my laser might be dead because of the smell I noticed coming from it after the first time I tried my PS2 with a disc. It still moves along it's track though, but I'm guessing the laser itself might be burned out.. If it is, would that cause the disc not to spin? I doubt it but I'm not an expert.
This is the wrong forum to post in. It sounds like not a crystal chip related issue but a botched install. Go back one level to "Ps2 modchiip" section.
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