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Apple Chip Install help (v4 1c)
Apple Chip Install help (v4 1c) –
Is there any easy way to solder the points 2-8 (the tiny hole points) Can't seem to get the solder to stay put. Tried using flux to work but it didnt help. The point doesnt have a shiny copper appearance. What are some good pointers to these points?
LOL There's a fine lacquer coating on the motherboard. You need to take an Xacto knife (or something similar) and gently scrape the coating off the copper via ring. After you do so, apply a bit of flux and then be very careful not to overheat the via when soldering your connection, or it will sink into the motherboard and you'll be screwed...
JamX, please let me know if your install is successful.. I also have a V4R which I'm trying to put an Apple chip on. First pass things don't work so I'm about to check connections, but would be nice to hear if someone else is successful.
I did finally get the soldering done (kind of) But I am have some problems getting it fully working. I finally fixed a problem i had with no video/sound output on my v4 1c board (rechecking/resoldering some of the connections (mainly the BIOS points)). I had points 3 and 4 messed up and some of the BIOS pins were shorted. But anyways now I am getting a high pitch alarm like sound, it then tells me to select my language and some of the other system settings, then it displays the PSX logo and the PS2 logo and goes to the Browser/Settings screen. When I try to put in any CD (PSX/PS2) it doesnt spin at all (which it did before I checked my wiring). Any ideas on how to fix this problem? I think that the wiring for the 5v and the Ground need to be changed (from 30 gauge wire to a bigger size wire) I guess from what I have been reading that that may be the case. Almost forgot that if I reset/power off the machine I to select the settings again :/
its supposed to work on v4 no r 1c boards (040 BIOS)
the apple v5 work on the V4 1C systems.. as the 1C has the "040" bios. I have done 2 on the 1C works great..
Okay.. It's working now.. Shortened everything and resoldered some points.
ok I switched the 30awg wire from 5v and ground to 22awg wire. It still gives that high pitch sound (from the sound output not from the system itself). The CD now spins, but it gives me the red screen of death, DVD games dont do anything (no red screen)
Works ok after long installation struggles (my own fault) on the limited tests that I threw at it:
PS2 CD/DVD originals - OK
PS2 CDR backups - OK
DVD playback - smooth, no problems
The chip fits on the board itself, which I wish I knew when I started the install.. I originally placed it on the side of the cage, but rewired everything and placed the chip on the board when things weren't really working.