Just a word of Thanks from a novice
I would just like to say a big Thanks to all the contributors of this forum (You know who you are) for all the invaluable advice I have found having just successfully installed a Messiah 2 in my son's PS2.
I took note of all the threads saying this is a specialised job and should only be attempted if you are proficient in the use of a soldering iron. The only thing I had soldered previously was the LED that kept falling off my TV remote control but decided what the heck.
It WAS difficult as I was told and did take me over a day to complete. In actual fact having bought all the kit to do it myself probably did not work out much cheaper than a professional install.
Having said that what a great feeling when not only did it power up but to my amazement actually did what it was supposed to do !!!
Needless to say it would have been impossible to do without the guides and FAQ sticky's in the forums for which I am extremely greatfull. Maybe I was lucky I'm not sure but if I can do it I'm sure anybody can.
Thanks again guys please feel free to criticise my soldering skills (piccy's below)
PS Does anybody know where the one spare screw I have left is supposed to go :)) It's the one that isn't shown in the guide behind the power switch. But hey it still works !!!