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Messiah 2 Modchip Help
Messiah 2 Modchip Help –
I have just installed mesiah 2 in my playstation 2 V5/V6. I have checked every connection with a multimeter and cross checked every cross combination for any shorts between wires and all seems ok.
When I was putting it back together i had problems getting the CD/DVD player communication ribbon re attached properly and snapped the top of its mouth off (board side). I have tried using blue tack to secure it in place and it seems to do the job but when u multimeter each pin on the otherside of the connector (where it is attached to the motherboard) to the corresponding pins on the laser component some of them appear to be connected up to a certain point (say 8 out of 16 of the pins if there is 16 and then the 10th pin will appear connected to the 4th pin???!!!!)
When i start the ps2 up the dvd/cd player makes about a 30Â° clockwise turn when looking from above and stops.
The drive does not appear to spin up and try and load the game, it just goes to the Browser / Configuration Screen.
Does this suggest it is nothing to do with the chip but the DVD/CD drive is not connected properly.
There are only two connectors for it with one being power i assume (and it surely must have that if it moves the 30Â° i mentioned)
If it is the ribbon cable, does anyone have any ideas to reattach it correctly?
Hi - Sorry to read of your trouble. But you may well have serious trouble because the cable ends dont engage their pads due to the damage.
So take it to a pro and get it sorted. The fact that you got into this mess probably reduces the chances of your getting out of it on your own steam.
Hope you don't mind my being so blunt.
The bit that has come of held the ribbon in place, granted. but there must be a way to fix the ribbon to those pads cowboy style. I have tried blu tack on top to hold it down but have had no luck. I have thought about soldering round that connector to the points on m'board but would prob melt the ribbon. I could solder individual 30 wires point to point but again this could be a long job. I have also tried putting a peice of card in the space above the ribbon to jam the ribbon into place and secure it in the same way as the original component did.
Anybody got any ideas
I am reasonaby competent just got a bit un lucky this time.
Cowboy style is always the problem in these cases. The pressure has to be firm like a clamp. Blue Tack doesn't have that clamping pressure, stress taken by the locking clip.
The gaps between the points on the ribbon cable are so narrow that unless it is in place with a clamp, you won't be square and that will stop it from worling.
If you are skilled, then you could solder a wire (35 swg) to each point in the former clamp and bring it to the same component that you broke and then clamp the cable. The clamp is surely a standard component.