Couple of Infinity Install questions
First of all, big thanks to the regular posters, as they have officially helped me with loads of info, as I've been just reading the archive of these forums. learning about some of the new developments in the PS2 scene. Its been a while since I did any PS2 modding (Magic 3 and V4 anyone?) and there are some interesting developments since I started doing Xbox's exclusively.
Anywah, I have a wee problem with a Matrix Infinity and V9 PS2 at the moment. I just have a couple of questions regarding what is the best way to go about thinks. Essentially, the chip is installed in a PAL machine, but whenever I boot up the PS2, it just operates as a standard unmodded console. I've removed, tidied up the solder points and refitted the chip 3 times now, and I get the same results. Im using the usual kynar wire for main bridges and via's and some 22 or 25 awg (not sure which to be honest, bought it at maplins) wire for the ground and 3v line.
The strange thing is that you would think that if its a duff install, then the PS2 would act erratically, but it can load originals without a hitch. One thing I did do, and I want to thank EVERYONE here is fit the romeo mod on the la chip. Had'nt everheard of that, so It was a potential lifesaver.
I have noticed a few modders here do what looks like a direct solder to ground on their V9 boards. Does this help in any way, as I think that the problem I'm suffering is either the wire Im using for Ground and 3V being duff, so If i direct solder, this may take one thing away. I am using the same wire I used for ripper 2's and magic ground lines, and they were all fine, so there is that to consider as well.
The other question I have, is there any easy way to check that the infinity is operating, such as a boot up logo, or something similar. I know with xbox's you can have a different logo instead of the MS logo, and I'm just wondering if the infinity does something similar.
Anyway, Im going to strip the PS2, remove the mod, tidy up and get prepared for another night of patient soldering. Cheers guys!