DMS3 Install Problems
Strange, this ones a little weird.
So I go to it and install my DMS3 v2 on my V5/6 PS2.
Boot it up, seems to work alright. Walk across the room, grab a psx game, come back and start up the system again, black screen. Now despite my best efforts I keep getting a black screen on boot, even sleepmode on the chip doesn't work.
So I think to myself, well, I'll go over the install and route the wires a little neater. Thats just what I do, I also switch to twisted pair for D & E, along with a 20AWG ground and a 20AWG power wire.
Boot up PS2, bingo, works. Slap in a PSX game, hold circle, boot up, bingo, works. Flash the bios to new version, perfect. Install the PSReality media player, no problem. Listen to an MP3, boot up a movie and boot up a DVD backup of FF10, no sweat.
I was pretty happy about it.
Sit down at my PC and go abouts burning a copy of one of my games, just to test. Turn around, put the game in the PS2, and try to boot it up. Black screen again. Now I'm pretty angry. Nothing I can do allows it to boot back up. So I open the case, test all the solder points with a multimeter, don't find *any* bridges or cold spots. Box it back up, put the screws in, start the system and my god it works.
For about 5 minutes. Then the above scenario repeats, now even having left it unplugged etc for awhile, it still boots to a blackscreen. I bet I could unbox it, rebox it and it would work for a short while again though. I just can't figure it out.
Originally when I did the install I also hot glued all the solder areas, once I had tested them 100% with a multimeter. From experience one they are hotglued, there is about zero chance that any of them are bridging due to ambient heat. Do I'm pretty much at a loss, I'm about to open it up and inspect all the wires to see if maybe I was pinching one, but thats about the only thing I haven't tried.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Alright, opened it up, checked every point with my multimeter (not just for bridges, but also for continuity back to the DMS3) it was 100% just as I thought. So I covered the entire thing with hot glue :)
There is absolutely no way any wires can bridge now, every contact point is solid.
Just put it back together, put all the screws in snugly and plugged it it.......
Bingo. Well, lets see how long it lasts, I'm going to play Chrono Trigger (PSX backup) for a few hours, then see if the unit still boots up.
Overall this has been a pretty annoying experience :) Lets hope it hasn't been for nothing :).