Possible problem with CC 2.0 chip...
Well, I'm irritated. I've done a handful of console mods over the years, never screwed one up, at least not to where I couldn't make a quick fix. Just yesterday I had my first screw up when I put a stealth chip in my brand new psone (I was able to find one new) and something fried my mobo in a sec. No power.
So I moved onto my new ps2 that I also planned to mod anyhow after I finished with the psone.
I have a slimline v12.
I ordered the CC 2.0 chip w/ the neofix thing.
Trying to make a long story short, when I got like 3/4 of the way through the install, where you can plug it in and make sure everything is good so far (when the green led on the chip comes on for a second and goes off). Hit power a few times, I was happy that (according to the manual) that this meant everything was going perfect.
After that, just had a handful more wires to solder, but the difficult ones were pretty much already done. And I had no problem the rest of the way. I checked the new connections with my multimeter and they were all good from the source to the chip for each wire (and this confirmed that no wired were soldered to the wrong pad, ect.).
Although I didn't test those handful of wires to those pins like it says in the manual. My eyesight just isn't good enough to pick out one tiny pin in a row of like 50. But I figured that since I had a solid connection to the pad, all should of been fine.
Then I went to install the neofix, got to the test mode, but got nothing. Unit didn't even power on. I removed it (still testing just the mobo itself, no laser or anything) then I got the good green led flash on the chip again. I figured the neofix was faulty and that I would just remove it again and put the unit back together until I can get a good laserfix.
I put everything together fully (without neofix), hooked everything up expecting it to work fine, but all that happened was the same thing as when I tested the mobo!
The green light (on the unit) would flash for a second then go off. No splash screen or anything.
But I do have the red light on constantly so at least I apparently didn't fry the mobo, I hope.
My install was clean, I took my time to make it textbook, neatly glued the wires and all that stuff. And after my psone just getting fried, I was extra careful and even put some layers of electrical tape over the chip.
Can anybody tell me what might be going on? I inspected everything again and it all looks fine. Connections are all good. Assembly and disassembly were done carefully, parts neatly set aside.
From my novice experience, the only thing that I can think of trying that I hadn't yet was doing that pin check (like it says in the manual). Maybe I'll try to find a magnifying glass so that I can count that many pins to test those wires that way.
But again, they are a good connection to the chip, so that test should have positive results.
I also checked every single place on the mobo that had soldering points near eachother and unless I'm missing something microscopic, nothing is bridged. I have one of those beeping multimeters that really helps.
Any help would be appreciated. I can even supply close up pics of the install. I might do that anyway for my own benefit. My soldering points are not the prettiest, and sometimes pointy, but they do work.
Since I'm out of consoles now, I'm in a hurry to troubleshoot and fix this one!