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Messiah 2 Problem - Need some help Please.
Messiah 2 Problem - Need some help Please. –
Before i start, yes i have read the FAQ for the Messiah 2 Chip.
However it does not appear to help me with my problem.
I have a M2 and Version 7 Generation 2 PS2 [SCPH39003].
Almost everytime i switch on the PS2 i get asked to choose the language and timezone etc, as if it was switched on for the first time.
Also, when this happens, there is no recognition of the official Memory card being inserted. I have also tried switching on the PS2 without the Memory card, but still the same issue.
Im assuming that it may have something to do with the layout of the CLK wire.
PS2 DVD Backups, PSX Backups and PS2 Originals all worked perfectly up until now.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem, i have searched through a few pages on the forum, but i cant find mention of this error.
Thanks, any info appreciated.
The PS2 is approximately 1 week old and the actual installation went pretty smooth
I suspect that the battery on the other side of the motherboard has become disconnected. That maintains the CMOS when the PS2 is switched off.
Actually, in between waiting for a reply, i took it apart again and relaid the clk wire avoiding any components and not leaving the wire airspaced.
Worked a treat. Memory card is now recognised, and the Games boot first time.
That was a good bit of insight. What made you suspect the clk wire and can you remember which components it crossed?
The symptom you described is classic battery normally.
Well, it was actually your Messiah Installation guide that made me think of the Clk wire, for timings of the clock etc.
The CLK wire crossed over the actual chip adjacent to the solder point then weaved up through the Motherboard until it reached the Messiah.
When i resoldered the CLK wire i took the wire directly up past the solder point, parallel to the chip, then weaved in a stepped fashion until i reached the GND point next to the Messiah.
All along the path of the clock wire i used fine pieces of Masking tape to hold down the wire, this will over a period of time become more adhesive, but not as damaging as hot melt glue.
Like i said M8, everything is working 100% now. Just need to copy a DVD Movie to test them out and thats me.