no eject light, no video/sound (messiah2)
Ok I know i've read about this before but i can't quite find the answer to what i'm looking for. I've installed several dozen messiah2's in v7 (gh-022) machines and 1 or 2 have done this to me (reset works, eject does not, no video or sound, no disc spin). I chalked it up to bad install and had a friend return for a new console. Recently I read that it is the ps14 fuse blowing because something is shorting on the chip (diode?). So I replace the ps14, reassemble, works for 5 mins...then dies.. I check the ps14 fuse..sure enough, its blown again. I start thinking maybe the messiah2 was fried by my previous fuse problem, so i swap out the chip for a brand new messiah. Replace the fuse and try again...still nothing. and sure enough.. fuse is blown yet again.
Why do these fuses keep blowing? maybe i should try replacing then installing a different chip? (magic/dms3 etc). Or is this board hosed? Heh i'm running out of fuses so i'll wait to see if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks to all here who give advice..its proven invaluable.