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Help! V7 unit only displays a black screen!
Help! V7 unit only displays a black screen! –
I was installing a Magic 2 v7 chip inside my 39001 unit. After completing the install, i checked it but found that games only booted to a black screen. So I checked my solder points and shortened my ground and voltage points. Hooked it back up but now it does not even output a display. Just a black screen! I checked the fuses on board and as far as i can tell they all check out. The power is fine, as it powers up and the drive ejects. Is there a fix for this or am i screwed? Any help would be appreciated.
It's all in my Magic 2 Troubleshooting guide, even if you think you've taken all the measures, it will still be a mis-install.
Such mis-installs rarely screw the PS2, especially if you haven't lifted any components nor melted vias into the board.
I take it you used my Magic 2 v7 Install Guide? And you followed my PS2 Soldering tips? And no ribbon cables are snagged or nicked?
Yes I followed your guide to installing the Magic chip. I have installed a chip in the PSX, Neo 2.2 in the PS2 and a chip in the Xbox with no problems before. I'm not sure what went wrong this time with the Magic chip. No components were lifted, and no ribbon cables were snagged or lifted. I also checked the board for excess solder and completely removed the chip with no luck. It still boots to a black screen. I'm not sure what to try next?
So your system does not work even after you remove the magic chip?
That is correct. With the chip removed it still will only boot to a black screen. No display, nothing.
Then one of two things has happened:
- You have left bridges on the BIOS or elsewhere
- you have damaged a key component by lingering too long with the iron
My Magic 2 Troubleshooting Guide contains the necessary checklists. You have referred only to the Install Guide.
I have checked all points for excess solder including the bios. Your troubleshooting guide refers to excess solder and fuses. All the fuses check out fine, no components were burned or lifted.
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