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Will this eventually kill the PS2 in a short time, or is it something that may last indefinately, and that we will have to live with.
Can you point out the BA 5815FM chip on a Version 5 PS2 to me.
It's not the BA5815FM chip. I have a V5 board with the same symptoms. It only turns the CD a few times then stops. The laser is good because it works fine on another board. I have replaced the BA5815FM with a known working one and nothing changed. I also suspect the IC shown by Relayer. One of the things it does is to generate the current through the laser diodes and I think it is a RF amplifier/ADC to interface the CD/DVD controller to the laser.
My board also starts to spin the CD after the one minute delay, but it doesn't load it.
The explanation of the one minute delay is as follows: when you insert the CD or hit reset, the Playstation tries to read the CD, it figures out that it has a CD inside, but can't properly read it. After exactly one minute, it tries again and this time it manages to read it better and eventually loads it.
Hmmm.....I am just wondering what is the longest that someone was able to run their PS2 with these symptoms.
As I mentioned...I just purchased this for my Son (not cheap) and tried to Mod it as I have done many PS1's before, and now it is showing this error. I can live with this and so can my Son (Wife is purdy upset at the cost of the PS and Mod chip to lose it right away). I can live with buying him a cpl games, and my wife watching her DVD movies, as he has a PS1 with 70 or so games and 3 puters to chose from.
I was just speaking with my Buddy at a Hock Shop, and he says he has a cpl PS2's there with what they think is a burnt out laser. Would I be able to take out my Laser from the Version 5 and install this in another version?...ie. 3, 4 6 etc?
Ohh well.....guess its just a matter of time till it dies.....Son plays DVD and CD Games...and they keep freezin...or have to stop and load.....my advise.....people, do not use the Magic 3 mod, as it aint what it all cracked up to be.
I got it happening on a V5 with my messiah 2 :'(
The cause can be many things, either laser or ba6664 or ba5815.
If all others have been tried it could be the sp3727b chip although i have never had to change one yet as its either been one of the above.