Most of my install work is from people coming to me with botched PS2 installs that they tried themselves, so I see a ton of bad installs. I'm not so concerned with the wires being perfectly lined up on the board or anything like that, but I do use short lengths and make very good and solid solder connections. This is one of my favorite bad ones. Notice a few things like the burned wires, probably from his soldering iron. Also notice the missing fan connector. He apparently didn't think that was important, but I managed to fix that for him. It's hard to see from the picture, but he forget all the DVD controller wires, A - I. I also had to replace a few fuses. The chip wasn't even attached to the board and wasn't insulated, just banging around the inside of the system. He also left out most of the screws that hold down the metal shield for the board, so the heat wasn't being transferred properly to the shield from the chips that need to dissipate it. The ground is also far too long as you can see. It's far more work for me to clean up a system than it is to get a virgin machine and throw a new chip in it.
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