Heya. I had a friend who was too impatient to wait for me to mod his system so he went to someone with a lot less experience. I guess he paid the price with that.
The guy who did it bridged O with the one in between it and N, and M with the one on the other side of N, and had M in the wrong place.
say these are the pins:
He had this:
4- \_ O
7- \_ N
As you can see, he had every other pin right, if the bridged ones counted as a single pins... He also didn't sheild the metal framing with electrical tape or anything, in the areas where the mod is...
Now here's where the story gets even more interesting.
He claims to not have tested the PS2, as to be cautious beacuse he was new at this. He wanted me to 'check it all out' before it was turned on. He told me he wasn't sure about those points that I later found out were bridged. He also claims that he couldn't put it all back together because it was a little confusing to him.
So I got it from him (in peices) and took it apart. This is when I checked out the mod and found the bridging of the points I mentioned above. I unbridged those points. Cleaned up a few others. Put it all together and turned it on. The DVDROM made a horrid noise. I turned it off, tried again. No noise but still no output to the screen. I think the noise was just the laser motor as I noticed when I opened it after that the laser was moved from where it was when I was touching up his install (I guess it was moved where it wasn't supposed to be, by this other guy).
So I took out the mod completely and used de-solder braid everyhere around the M N O P points. Put it all together... still no output to screen. The DVD drive spins up and everything, just nothing on the screen.
So, my guessing is that the guy is trying to cover up for himself. I think that he probably didn't notice the bridging and actually put the ps2 together just fine. Turned it on, and something blew or it just didn't work. He is probably using the 'I didn't know how to put the PS2 together' excuse just to lead us off in thinking that he couldn't test it.
Any ideas? Maybe he is honest and actually never tested the system, meaning something blew when I tested (I unbridged and put sheilding, cleaned it all up).
I hope I can get this fixed for my pal, he bought the chip from me ages ago and I never had time to do his system, now this happens...