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Modchip Issue? –
Magic V on a PS2 V7
When I attempt to turn on the machine only the reset button light turns on and the fan spins, nothing ejects and no screen. I think I may have melted one of those little brown rectangles a little bit, or may I just have a short?
Please Help ASAP
I looked in the forums but I really didnt find much in the short time.
I had the same problem when I installed the first modchip on a V2, I had a solder bridge on one of the large chip with really small legs on it. I would dis-solder all of them, use solder wick or similar and try to wick up all the excess solder, then re-solder, be sure to use like 30ga wire wrap for the installation or you will for sure get bridged connections. good luck.
Please look at the picture first...
On the SCEX labeled part... I kind of melted that one, I only did a little melting on the outside and didn't see anything in it.
Also for those solder points SCEX and A do I cover the whole thing in solder? or do I just cover the marked edge?
If I did damage the point SCEX, can the PS2 still function or how would I fix it?
Thank you very much.
I'm not sure what to tell you, I am not a pro at modding playstations, however I do solder a lot, and I can tell you that if you melted anything, thats not a good sign. means you were probably using too hot of a soldering iron, and or too big of a tip, or combination of both. 15w is plenty fine for these projects, try to find a very small pencil tip style iron. If you do a lot of soldering a hakko soldering station is dieal. Plus be sure to use flux, and good solder.
I am not sure what you meant by cover the whole thing in solder, but I think I got you, if you mean that you covered the entire SMT chip in solder thats definately bad, you only want to solder to the edge that is pointed to in the picture.
If you did damage the item at SCEX, you'd probably have to identify its values and replace it, however soldering something that small is probably not going to be an easy task for you, you might try to find somebody that can do the install/repair for you. I've seen some of the guys here offer installations for 20-30 dollars, + shipping both ways. Its a small price to pay if you are not proficent with soldering small items. It took me 2 trys to get my modchip installed, however for the 2nd try I bought magnifying goggles so I could see the tiny spots. Good luck