Fan Fuse v5/6
Ok well I tested my fan with a battery (9v rectangle, incase your wondering) and it spins fine, no dead fan there. So definatly Blown fan fuse then.
If any of you have a dead board with the perfect fan fuse ok and wish to donate it then i would be very pleased and will give it a good home :)
Alternativly if you could point me in the right direction on where to purchase the correct fuse...
I would assume its safer to solder the fuse in beside the original one with wires rather than try and desolder the original fuse from the board. If any of you guys have had the same problem or have fixed it, then let me learn from your fountain of knowledge ;)
You just did your first install, already problems?
However, there are many options to solve the problem, contact ShadowKnight or Entity. They can help you out, I am still just a solderer, so I can't help you out
Yes it seems god was against me right from the beggining, I did battle with powercuts, cats who tried to eat my ps2 screws, no lighting, all sorts of things, but a fan fuse, I wasn't expecting that.
On the bright side im getting to know A LOT of ps2 repair info, at this rate i'll be able to set up my own repair shop.... if only.
That's indeed not one of the most normal things you would amagine ! I had a lot of problems (still) but that's just the top ;)
If I can do something for you, just contact me!
You can just fix the fan by removing the white thing from the fan and solder the black wire to ground and grey wire to 5v point.
Yes I have been told that I can do that but I dont want to, ive heard the fan doesnt get as much power (5v instead of 8.5v) and therefore doesnt cool the system down as efficiently.
So where to procure the same rated fuse, or exactly the same fuse new or used
that's not true, it's the same line(fuse), so it dussent matter, If you solder it, it works great again.
But: if you solder wrong you can trow the console away, after 10 minutes running without the fan, it justs overheats and stops playing ;)
BTW: What happend to the fuse?
Not sure just blew.
I just had a look at this site, is that the sort of thing i would be needing if I bought a fuse.
Sad to hear that everything goes wrong Neccy, I hope this is a good lesson for you ;). trust me, Just solder the wires to the ground and 5 V and it will work again, and if it dussent work, desolder it if you want to and try something else. If the Fuse is blown you can't just resolder it to another piont of the line. The whole line is damaged with it, remember that! JUST DO IT! It's your ownly hope ;)
Yeah, that should work. I got a bunch of 1206 fuses in different Amp ratings and the dimensions are perfect to replace the original fuses. The height of these fuses are only about 1/3 to 1/2 of the originals though.