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Problem installing Magic 3.1 on V7!! Help please!!
Problem installing Magic 3.1 on V7!! Help please!! –
I finished soldering all the wires that require on the diagram for V7. The origional ps2 and ps1 game work fine with no problem. But the backup doesn't seem to work. The ps2 origional work fine, but the ps1 origional I have to hold the reset button until the blue screen come up to make it boot. My backup doesn't work at all, system keep asking for the ps2 games... Very frustrated. Can some help me out, I use 30awg wires for all. I don't know if that is the problem or not.
ok, we need more info to help..
answer these questions with more than a yes/no... gimme some meat in your answers
also, your ps1 mode seems to work if you have to hold it down, that's how it works..
1) Did you check each wire for continuity (a good connection?)
2) When the system asks for PS2 games, is that AFTER you tried playing PSx games?
3) What backup(s) have you tried, and what are the sources of these backups..
along the lines of using 30awg wire, should be fine.. i've used all 30 before
1. The wires continuity is good - I have check it all myself
2. Doesn't matter if I turn it off using the off switch from the back or unplug it from the outlet. It is still the same when placing PS2 back up or PSX backup... Still asking for the stupid PS2 disc, also if I place the PSX backup with both data and audio tracks on it, the audio screen coming up...
3. I have try both PS2 and PSX backups. Source: From my origional PS2 and PSX games. The PSX backups work fine with my PSX console. So you can rule out bad backups...
I have recheck all the soldering point last night, and also use thicker wires for the ground and the 5V+ as some poeple suggest. But no go either, still the same as previous.
Very confuse and frustrated. Any help will be appreciated.
hmmmmm.. yes, does sound strange... the only thing left to check for is bridging...
assuming that the originals work 100%, i would check your W point i believe... i think this is the DVD controller point... originals usually work fine without this one connected, so it could be a bridge, bad connection (on the solder point, not on the magic chip), or a bad chip...
the reason i say it could be a bad connection, is that you may get continuity from one end of the wire to the other, but what about onto the device you're soldering to... i've soldered wire onto a point before and gotten great cont. across the wire, but as far as the hardware went, i realized (after a very long time) that the wire wasn't really getting a connection to the resister i was tapping in on... i checked this by checking on the OTHER side of the resister, and pumping up the sensitivity (2M Ohms or 200M) of resistance to check for...
these are the only points of advice i can really give ya.. other than check all wires that touch PINS...
referring to the diagram for a v7, these are the points i'd explicitly check thoroughly:
MNOP, CB :: Check the neighbor pins for continuity to the chip, if you get somethin, then you got a problem here... fix it..
QTUVR, GHDI :: Check the nearby tracks/solderpads for a touch-bridge... These bridges are formed from the wire hanging over/touching tracks or other points... can be mistaken for sitting over, but tracks can still recieve current, and can bridge just as easy as the full up solder-points.
The tips of the wires should litterally be long enough to barely touch... i'd say a millimeter long, and really no longer... this ensures that you won't have any contact-bridging..
one last thing... there's another W point you can choose, have you tried that?
hope this helps, but unfortunately, i've never had this problem on the 23 systems i've modded