Tried installalling a Messiah 2 Pro v1.30 (w/cut track) into a v4 but for some reason couldn't get it to work correctly.
It recognized DVD, DVDR, and PS1 CD & CDR. However it would not play PS2 CDR.
Additionally, the PS Logo was mess up when games booted. The background behind the word "Playstation2" was a grey rectangle. Anyhow, I couldn't tell if this was a problem with the chip, the install, or the PS2.
I tried installing & uninstalling several times. Same Problem. Then I decided to try swapping the chip out with the Messiah 2 Pro (v1.07 w/out cut track) in my personal PS2 (which I know is a good install from months of use).
Well, after just swapping the chips, I now get the Black Screen of Death (BSOD) on my v7 PS2. No electrons, no sound. After searching the threads, I read this may be a fuse and/or BA chip problem.
I've since removed the Messiah 2 and all the wiring in my v7 PS2 and still get Black Screen problem. I've checked all the fuses with a multimeter and they all appear to work (ie, when I touch either side of the fuse with the meter, there's continuity).
My questions are:
1) Does anyone have any idea why I would get BSOD?
2) How do I test if the BA chips are fine or fried?
3) Are there any other places on the board I should look for damage?
4) Anyone know where I can get some BA chips? or a v7 Mobo? How about a good hotdog?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.