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Installing Messiah EUR on Ver?s 3 PAL
Installing Messiah EUR on Ver?s 3 PAL –
Ok I will have my Messiah Euro shortly and will be hopefully installing it into to my PS2 very soon? I have done some soldering before so am in 2 minds whether to do it my-self (By all means I am not an Expert solderer) of give it to the computer guy down the road (Who has soldering experience but has never seen a PS2)
I ordered the wire with the chip as well so I don?t have to worry about getting that? I just hope that my soldering Iron is up to the task? Hope it?s not too big? What are the main danger points to look out for when installing the chip my-self? I mean what could really bust the machine completely? Whats the most common cause of busting a machine? When setting the Colour Fix on my PAL PS2 is there a way that I can put everything into NTSC so I get full screen games instead of those gigantic black borders? Final Fantasy X is a prime example for PAL PS2 Owners? Is it possible...
If you have a version 3 PS2, then DON'T do it yourself. The V3's are the hardest PS2's to do, and you need very good soldering skills to do the job successfully. The DVD decoder IC points (A to I) are the real hard ones to do and it can be easily botched up and damaged. Also, the fella you have in mind to do it, make sure he's extremely good with an iron, plus ask him if he'll guarantee to replace your PS2 if he stuffs up. If he's willing, then by all means give it to him to do, otherwise go to someone that will guarantee his work.
Remember, you have been warned...
Hi Relayer can you help me out again ? I got that resistor in last week and rebuilt the ps2 and it works OK on originals but does nothing with all backups what do you think ?
Thanks Again for your great advise Phil UK
Thanks for the advice... I am sure the guy I have in mind is up to the task, I do trust his soldering skills, There isn't anyone else around in Cyprus to do it either (Well not that I trust) What about the colour fix issue... Is there a way to make a PAL Machine show all games in NTSC???
Hi Relayer +Ninja-NTSC fix is describe in Charlies install guide, and if I ever get my chip working !!!!!! I have done this mod to mine only two solder points,Relayer it is a messiah 2 that I have fitted to my PS2 V5/6,how come it works ok on originals sorry to sound thick as this is the first mod I have done 'I am suprised that it did nothing that is why I suspected a power fault ?.
Thanks again Phil - UK
PAL to NTSC??? –
I looked at Charlie's FAQ on Messiah Chip installation but was unsure if you could make a PAL PS2 Show games in a NTSC format... It seems from the FAQ that if installing on a PAL PS2 the only thing you can do is convert all games (Inbcluding NTSC) Into PAL... Is this true or can you convert a PAL PS2 to show all games (Including PAL) into NTSC???
Thanks for the help...
Reason why your PS2 boots originals fine is due to the mod not taking over the booting functions, its acting like as if the chip wasn't even been installed.
You need to go over every single point on the motherboard and the chip wire by wire, and if you don't find anything wrong, then you really need to remove the whole lot entirely and start again from scratch. I know this seems a bit much to have to start all over again, but its the surest way to be certain that its not the chip that's at fault.
I have to admit that lately I've lost faith in Messiah 2 chips, mainly due to the amount of faulty ones I have had and there's a slim chance that your's may be the same.
I'm looking at using the Blue chip instead of the Messiah 2's, so if I get any more faulty ones in my new batch, then I'll definately give the Messiah 2's the flick. Also what's upsetting is the fact that the Messiah team can't be bothered answering my e-mail in regards to their faulty chips, and to me it seems they couldn't give a damn.
Oh well... that's my winge.
Best of luck my friend and please keep me posted on how you get on.
Thanks Relayer for the advise will do as you say and strip it down again, where do we stand if the chip is a bad one ? there must be alot of other people in the same boat .
Cheers again will post a new Thread to let you know how I get on could take me a while to get on with it though as the PS2 belongs to my PS2 addicted daughter