My friend currently came back from Europe with a Apple Chip All-In-One. I thought these chips were obsolute and replaced with the newer Apple Pro. Anyhow, he insisted that he wanted this chip installed so I installed it in his v7 US PS2.
Well, after installation, on power up I would see a black screen and no sounds. I checked for bridges, shorts, shards, you name it. I'm very experienced in installing SMT components. I couldn't figure out why it didn't work. So I disconnected the power to the mod and see if it would boot. Still, the same result. So I backed out the whole installation and the PS2 is working just as it was before.
My question: is the applie chip I got bad or anyone has experienced this problem before? I modded many ps2s and never came across this problem but this is my first experience with the Apple Chip and I would say it was a bad enough that I refuse to use it. I spent 10 hrs trying to troubleshoot before giving up and backing out, a total waste of time.