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Anyone have any problems with Duo2SE in a v10?
Anyone have any problems with Duo2SE in a v10? –
I just installed a Duo2SE into a v10 (with Romeo mod) and it only had about a 50% boot rate success. So I went about trying all kinds of things (re-doing some of the connections, using 22awg wire for power and ground (which I normally don't use on the v10s), etc...). I also trying swapping modchips - thinking it may have been a dud - but I still have the same problem.
Now, I'm pretty sure I had read somewhere that people were saying that the Duo2SE chips weren't really compatible with the v10 PS2s. Is this true? Just wondering before I waste a pile more time on this machine. I might just pickup another modchip for this one.
Also, just to note... I've previously installed about 5 Duo2SE chips in v10 machines without any problems. That's why I personally didn't think that there was an issue with the Duo2SE chips & the v10 PS2s, and that's also probably why I didn't really pay much attention to other people talking about these chips having issues with the v10 PS2s.
I think it is a laser issue. Romeo mod limits the ps2's reading capability. Also are you using 22-24 awg wire for power and ground?
Yup,... I had mentioned in my post that I'm using the thicker gauge wire. I'm thinking that I might try bumping the Romeo mod up to 7v or something like that and see if that helps. I'll have to do some searching and try and find some alt voltage points. I think you had mentioned in a post this week that PS8 is 7v?
Thanks T07N,... I realized afterwards that I had it backwards.
Did it work? I'm considering doing the Romeo mod on my V9 and I wanted to know about any potential problems with it.
Finally got the bugger to work. I ended up changing the Romeo mod to 8volts instead of 5volts. I'll attach a picture of the point I used.
The boot rate isn't 100% (then again - when is?), but it's probably about 90% or more. I'm sure if I bumped the LA chip back up to 12volts, it would boot pretty much everytime, but I think that knocking 4volts off of the LA chip will help prevent some damage alot better than leaving it at 12volts.
Also, T07N... PS7 is actually 12volts - not 8volts.
Ahhhh, I just looked at the v9 fuse diagram again and you're right. PS7 is 12v input, but the PS7 regulator is 8v. Sorry for the incorrect info. Should've checked. All I remember seeing was 8v so I thought PS7 fuse was 8v.
Originally Posted by modicullus
No problemo,... just thought I should mention it.