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Operating PS2 while Disassembled
Operating PS2 while Disassembled –
Can the PS2 be operated while the PS2 is disasembled? If so, how does one go about doing that? Is it safe?
The biggest dangers are:
1 You drop metal object into it
2 You bridge something whilst fiddling
3 It overheats. You MUST force cold air over the PS2 if open
How dissasembled? When I do a modchip install and am testing to see how it works. All i have is the Motherboard, with the heatsink on it, the DVD drive hooked to it, the reset cable, then for the power supply, just sit the plastic sheet ontop of the motherboard, then put the power supply ontop of it.
.... and watch it cook if it's on for more than a few minutes. The big EE chip is the problem. That is why the metal cage and heatsink is there not to mention the FAN.
The heat sink is on the EE when I do it. ANd yes, this is just to test to see if things boot correctly, if its going to be on for anymore than a minute or 2, then put the fan on.
Ok, thanks guys. I would only turn it on for a minute or so. I didn't think it could be done.
Don't touch the SPU while power is on the ps2, I got a shock from it while testing if the modchip worked properly.
I got a shock more than 5 times from the PSU lol I hate the bastard
hDl passed on a trick to me that I use ALL the time. This is for the heavy modder. Take a discarded PS2 power supply. Solder on a zip cord to supply AC to the power supply. Next remove the Molex type connector on the Pwr Supply and extend the wires. Now there is NO need to install the metal cage and plastic insulator when testing upside down. You must set the circuit board in the heatsink and plop it upside down on the drive of course. You can do a few minuites of testing this way.
Here is a picture of the Power supply I was talking about