Could everyone who is having similiar problems post a detailed description and outcome if possible..dont forget to post the version and region of the PS2 in question.
An attempt to flash a V10 Silver & V10 Black with 2.2 Firmware, resulted in the apparent death of their installed dms3 chip. The PS2's function 100% when the chip is put into sleep mode as a result of booting from standby(holding eject), but booting with an activated chip results in a solid black screen in the primary stages of the boot process.(For detailed description of events leading to the death of this chip:http://www.ps2newz.net/forums/showth...5&pagenumber=8
I have noticed other people posting complaints with similar symptoms, on the other forum:
"I had the same problem with my DMS3 V9 on Silver Satin, Boot up n all there is, is a black screen nothing else, but wen i boot up by holding eject to put the Chip in sleep mode it worked, so i had to get a new chip from the shop, this happend after numerous of failed attempt to upgrade the flash, i guess i fried the chip or something that is why,
well those are my thoughts and problems
Tukbri : My DMS3 v9 chip is default at flash version 1.8 even if i erase the flash it goes back to 1.8 do that i think would be its original flash bios version, i just simply went to the shop and told them that there is something wrong with the chip and that only black screen came on while this chip is activated, and he said "really?" and he said he would install in a new one, and it was all good, the day i went to pick up the console i brought the cd with the new 2.2 flash to upgrade there, i told him to upgrade it for me, but he seemed shocked, and said this could have been the problem that made the black screen incident, and he wouldnt dare press the (X) to start the flashing process, he just sed dont flash it and asked me "why would i want to flash it for?" I was like "WTF, This guy doesn't know SH!T about the chip" not out loud ofcos (just to myself ) and he told me if i flash it and it screws up again he wont take responsibility for it, even though he should because it IS his fault, because according to the DMS3 website everything should run flawlessly if installed correctly, i just grabbed my consol and left, and went home trying to flash the chip a number of times n ways but still no luck, now i sometimes get the black screen but after a few resets its back to normal, hmm dont noe what could be the problem, because i noe the chip aint fried, well thanks for everything
Sorry about the long post lol
Hmmn I hope when i contact my supplier comshoponline UK(http://www.comshoponline.co.uk/) that they swap my chip even though i did the installation myself, sounds like the engineer in the above story didnt even want the upgrade to be done in the first place...After sales service...Lets see!
A)Could someone from DMS technologies issue some kind of statement whether chips that fail while being flashed will be replaced, cos in my eyes they arent really fit for purpose and it should be the resposability of the manufacturer...i used the other upgrade version without any probs before...the black V10 that failed was chipped by a proper mod engineer and yet the result was the same...Maybe they should have tested their upgrade process a little more comprehensively before releasing something that could damge their own product...The following quote from the DMS website cannot be true:
"We have tested flash upgrade by CD on many different versions of PS2 without any issues"
Why didnt this warning come with other upgrades?
Why are they warning us if they didnt come across any issues during testing?
They could have looked at flashing the chip from the Memory Card which seems to be more successful than flashing from the cd...maybe due to the absence of voltage drain when the cd is spinnin
There are too many people having problems for it to be just low quality installations.
How is it possible to install a chip while thinking of future upgrade problems...my ground wire is 1 cm long and both my grnd and pwr wires are 20awg, as well following all the rules for routing...My install looks like the one on the dms wesite..with no previous probs...except for a well known clk wire issue that was resolved with forum searches.
Either they had problems and are keeping quiet or they didnt do enough testing
Apart from all this I think the DMS3 is still the best chip on the market, especially with the potential new 2.2 flash features...As long as i can have our chips replaced from our supplier's or be provided a solution to the repair of my chip
eg. re-flashing it somehow..
If however I have to buy a new chip...and reinstall a new chip in each of PS2's returned to me by customers ...then this throws a new light on the DMS3 and Modchip suppliers.....