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What do you mean replace the laser?
Will the Duo cause me to need to replace the laser or any other parts either right away or in time?
if so I would opt out for the Magic Swap disc or something
Not it's not the Duo fault. You said you are going to use DVD9 backups. Do not do it, as DVD9 backups have so weak reflectivity that kills the laser, and without the Romeo mod the LA aswell. Doing the Romeo mod will save your board, and using quality single layer media will save your laser. Swap magic is not an option for any serious PS2 user.
is Romeo a mod chip or a trick on the board? search search search , ahh so lift the 12 pin and connect it to a 5v power source then , and this will stop my board from frying out , thanks for the warning , anything else I should know about?
if you have a psx open it up and practice soldering on the vias ... the only soldering i had was with modding a xbox and that is 10x easier than ps2 .. all of the points on the ps2 are fairly easy other than the 5 vias at the bottom of the motherboard.. so this is where you should concentrate on ..
Just to clear things up, should AWG30 Kynar wire be used or AWG22 7 strand?
AWG30 should be used on all points other than power and ground. For power and ground use 22AWG or larger.
Originally Posted by Artifact
Yah, I mean to perform the romeo mod. I got AWG22 wire but it's 7 stranded, is that the correct wire? or doesn't it really matter? (in reference to the romeo mod AND PWR and GND)
30awg for romeo mod ... 22 awg for PWR and GND
Haha, I feel silly now. 'nuther unrelated question, how do you guys strip the wires on the AWG30's? They're so hella thin ;"<