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The crank up PS2 (motor problem)
The crank up PS2 (motor problem) –
I'm installing a Magic V in a PS2 v9.. I did the romeo mod (unsuccessful at first, but now working just fine). Now I get a problem where the drive motor will not spin unless I immediately get it up to speed using my finger as soon as the drive closes. It will spin on it's own momentarily while trying to read data, slow down, speed up, and then stop. Never reaching full speed. If I don't jump start the motor, nothing happens. I've checked the pins on the ribbon cable, and they're all good. Could this have been a result from the previously faulty romeo mod? The laser appears to be working fine. does the LA also control that motor, or is that the BA?
well first put pin 17 back down to 12 volts.. see if that helps.. ( undo romeo mod ) sounds like the ic isnt getting enough power.. ive had this problem before.
when the romeo was unsuccessfull - did you power it on before discovering it wasn't done properly? Was a pin shorted or something?
Yeah, Put the pin back down and do the summOne fix instead.
I had the same problem also with a V9 console.
Ok, i'll return it to 12V and see if that fixes it.
Thanks for the ideas.
returned it to 12v and no change, except LA is getting hotter it seems (or I just didn't notice it before).. in any event, the pins were shorted under the IC and I turned it on (laser was clicking). Lifted the pin next to pin 17 (pin 18) and removed all the solder, then attached it via a wire to the track that comes out of it.. Is the LA dead or is there another issue?
Need some questions answered quickly please before I order a replacement LA..
Should pin 18 and 19 be connected? My multimeter shows they are but I can't see any solder on it anywhere.
All of my fuses are good, is no drive spin a LA or LB problem? What are the chances it is LA given the possibly faulty Romeo mod?
Also, is this the cheapest I can get this for?
The spin up problem could be a bad laser. If you did the romeo mod unsucessfully, it could have fried the laser. Check the resistance on the coils.