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Duo2 SE with V5 PS2 weirdness
Duo2 SE with V5 PS2 weirdness –
Well, this was my first attempt in soldiering a modchip into the ps2 and it went wrong I guess.
First, the video never came on. Eventually I opened up my ps2 again, took out the metal case cover that covered the motherboard, then plugged back in the power board, and the ribbon for the reset and eject buttons. The video game on. So I put it back together, and the video is off again XD. So I take it apart and video on.... So I thought it was my dvd-reader, so I tried plugging in cables one by one and turning it on, it worked. Then I tried putting the metal case back on and nothing worked. So I took it back off, but this time the video didn't come on. I didn't try anymore because of a problem elsewhere.
Secondly, the reset button doesn't work on stanby. I had no video but the reset but lights up red. So I press it and nothing happens. I then press the eject button and the systen turns on. The press the reset button and the system resets. Once I hold it down and the ps2 goes to stanby, the reset button seems to die on me. I've tried it when the video was working and it did indeed reset my system, just doesn't turn on from stanby.
And lastly... well I think i know what the problem is. Well, the power plug was plugged in but the power board wasn't plugged into the motherboard. I turned on the power for the system (so that it would goto stanby mode) but I saw sparks fly off of the power board. Now, theres no power to my ps2. I'm just gonna order a new powerboard replacement... but anyway, anyone know what may have caused that? I don't want to give up on my ps2 just yet, and since it wasn't really plugged into the motherboard, i don't think anything else is screwed up... I just don't want sparks to fly out when its plugged into the motherboard.
Yeah lots of problems... Oh yeah, does anyone know where the reset stuff is on the motherboard for a V5 ps2?
Lets see, I've look at my board and saw some problems.
First, I may need to change the position of my ground wire.
Second, I think I may need to add a little more soldier on the ends of the power of ground wire since they're a little thicker than i'm used to
Third, my soldier connecting the reset wire to the modchip seems to be a little big, so imma try to take some soldier off. It has more soldier than my ground and power wires, and those are the thick wires!
Fourth, I looked at the tip of the end of the reset wire thats connected to the motherboard, and it looks like a little of the green plastic around the wire seems burnt... it might have damaged the wire, so I'll change that too.
Fifth, the soldiered points on the bottom of the board maybe touching the metal cover, so I'll add some plastic over that later.
Sixth, I saw a small plat of melted soldier near the a serial number sticker. I'll try to remove it later.
 oh yeah in another post, ghetto rambo had a problem with the reset button after he installed a duo chip into his v4 playstation. When he did to fix it was
"disconnected the Z wire, reset now works but it doesn't load backups still....
took off Z wire, pad on point Z is shorted to ground itself without any wires..
fixed the problem"
What does the Z wire do?
Hmmm anyone know how to fix my video problem. I don't even get a black screen, it stays on my tv's blue screen. It doesn't even flicker, just stays there. I got it to work a couple of times after I had the ps2 apart, but my power supply thingy blew before i can test it more. When I didn't have any video at all, i could still get the tray to work and after I got video the tray worked too.... maybe i shoulda had my sound blasters connected to test out the sound...any help would be great, thanks.
Imma test everything out after my power board comes in. If you guys have tips or know something that might be wrong be sure to post, thanks.
Last edited by bdragonomega; 08-20-2005 at 11:14 PM.
That a load of problems you got there. Is it worth investing more money into it and figuring out what is wrong little by little? If you saw sparks come out then you might be looking at something be fried on the power and maybe on the motherboard too. I think you should invest in a new PS2 and send it to a professional.
But if you want to give a try at fixing what you have right now I would say check all the fuses on the motherboard and one on the powersupply.
oh, the sparks flew out when the powerboard wasn't plugged into the ps2, it was just... well the powerboard and that plug that supplies the power, i was just seeing what would happen.... so i know my mobo is fine as long as i didn't already screw something up during the installation.
Sounds like you did but ok, good luck man.
Thanks, all in all, this was gonna be my last probably. Imma try to tweak it to see if it works, if not, i'll see if I can the modchip out and see if it still works. If so, then I'll probably just send it off.
go and take the chip out.
clean all points , take care of bios chip , clean it well , no shorts!!
check your reset cable , if its not broken.
check if ps2 working without the chip ...
then try again
good advice. I would say uninstall the chip, and clean the system up as best as you can. Check if its working proper. If all is ok then practice soldering on something other than your ps2 before reattempting. check for soldersplashes, joint gaps, solder balls etc. use desolderbraid if needed, but use it carefully. Practice how it works on something else first.
Originally Posted by TRABEL