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new modded v7 w/ magic3 problems
new modded v7 w/ magic3 problems –
Hello, I just installed a Magic 3 into my new v7 ps2. When I 1st boot up , I go into the menu screen and set my options (time, etc.) When I try to load an original ps1 game by holding reset and waiting for the blue light to come on, it never does. Also whenever I put in a regular movie DVD all it says is dvd player not set up. I also tried a cd-r ps2 backup and it wouldnt read that either. I dont have any original ps2 games so I dont know if they will work. Also I cant ven wake up the ps2 with the reset button, I have to eject a disk then It seems to wake up.. Any comments or thought would be greatly appreciated.
Chek the Charlies FAQ guide
An original game is a MUST in these circumstances. Oherwise we have no reference poitn as to what can be got to work.
But it seems to me (see the above referenced TSG) that you have damaged or not seated properly in its clamp at the motherboard, the RESET/EJECT cable.
Quite possibly much else is wrong with the install. In the FAQ there are 2 TSG's one for Magic 2 the other for Messih 2 (the latter has more material). Both are relevant to Magic 3.
ok, will do some more troubleshooting over the weekend. thanks.
Another question I have is , is there a way to tell if the install ruined anything? I mean if there are solder balls or splashed on bios pins would my ps2 still boot up? Because i get to the setup screen and all other screens, Im gonna try to borrow a ps2 game this eekend to troubleshoot, and im gonna also remove the magic chip and see if the ps2 will work that way.
Solder balls etc. would adversely affect normal game play.
"Solder balls etc. would adversely affect normal game play."
Possible candidate for 'Understatement of the Year' there Charlie ;-)
Best way to check without blowing things up is to go over it with a good magnifying glass and lamp. Use the lamp at different angles, that sometimes helps to highlight spashes. Look for solder bridges between the chip legs around your soldering.
DON'T SWITCH IT ON UNTIL YOU ARE SURE !!! Probably too late now though....
thanks for the info, im pretty sure I have no solder balls or bridged pins. If I use a meter to check for bridging, are all bios circuits supposed to be separate of one another? I mean should I get no continuity from pin to pin?