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Non Working PSTwo - No red light - reset board??
Non Working PSTwo - No red light - reset board?? –
Hey guys - first of all, thanks for looking.
I'm working on a dudes slim PS2 and I was having a few problems getting a chip to boot, so I've been working on this longer than I should have amid another PS2 and 2 xboxes that I've got in the shop... This one is pissing me off tho, and preventing me from getting the other ones out ;-)
NEways, so I finally got the chip working, but I was getting a yellow light when it booted. It took me a while to figure out that the reset cable had actually been damaged. I clipped the end of it off and plugged it in and it worked perfectly! So I went to put it back together, and I just wanted to test it before I put the screws in, but the light was totally out on the reset board!! I was SOO CLOSE!
I've been searching around for a few hours now, and I've read that the reset board is a common component of damage. All fuses checked out okay other than the 3.3V point, which is a common problematic component. I've just got it bridged with a wire until I can find a fuse, which I've done several time before without problem. The newer V12s have a glass fuse and don't blow, but this is one of the older ones and it's got the smaller SMD which can't seem to take the heat...
NEways, so now I get no light. I assumed that this was the ribbon cable, not the reset board, so I actually tore the ribbon cable slots off of both the reset board and mother board and I've soldered wire between the pads on the two devices. Everything checks properly continuous - gnd on the mobo checks continuous with gnd on the reset board etc.
So where would the damage have occured, cause there is still no light! It's not the ribbon cable, it's not fuses... I'm massively confused! i'm assuming that it must be the reset board. I'm ready to go buy the dude a new PStwo mobo and get it done and over with, but I'd rather save the $170...
He's got my v3 right now, so I'm not in TOO TOO much of a hurry.
I guess I'll go put together the xboxes and fit that V4 I've got here...
I hope to get some replies about possible areas of damage so I might link everything up with wire.
Thanks in advance!! I've done all I can now :-(
Just a quick update - I tested btwn Pwr and Gnd (pin 1 and pin 2) on the reset board, and with my multimeter on 200me (DC obviouly) it read 1.7
I'm not too familiar with taking readings with a multimeter, but at least there is power getting to the board!!!
This gives me some kindof hope, anyways.
Also all 4 poles on the reset switch read continuous - is that normal??
Seems like you in a little over your head with modding a new PStwo. You should not have taken off the ribbon conectors from the reset/eject ir board and the main board. If it gets that desperate Im sure there could also be problems with the install. First thing I would do Is remove the chip get working normal again then try again.
I've modded several pstwos without a hitch. I just don't know what happened with the reset button. A ribbon cable would do the same thing as hooking up wires, so it was a quick logical fix for the broken ribbon cable, but that isn't what is wrong.
I ripped the chip off of the board - there wasn't anything wrong with the install itself - the chip was working and booting backups. I'm no noob - I've done prolly 50-60 PS2s and maybe 80-100 xboxes.
So if anyone has any info as to the problem with the reset switch problem, and where the damage actually occurs on the reset switch, I would then be able to repair the problem. Lets stay logical here. Nothing wrong with ripping the ribbon cable connectors off of the board and using wire instead (brute force, I know, but it was for a friend not a client, so I was more interested in getting his PStwo back to him working rather than having to give him one of the loaners while I waited for a stupid cable to come in).
Any info would be great concerning repairing the common reset switch issue, assuming that this is the reset switch.