Hello.. I am new to the PS2 modding scene. I have modded other systems, including my old PS1 (a while back..) and my Xbox w/out a problem.
However, I'm having no end to the headaches with this Magic 3.1+ chip that I am trying to install on my PS2. I purchased the chip from www.modchip.com for my V4 (gap) PS2. I followed the instructions they have there (under "pictures"), and have had mixed results.
I wasn't sure if I had a problem w/the chip or the media I was using, so I had a friend burn me a DVD movie copy to test the media. The DVD movie burn worked ok, so I assume the issue is/was w/my chip. So, last night, I went thru every wire again (and again), and re-soldered almost every wire to make sure that they had good connections (I found a few that were questionable). Now I have every wire soldered on good (I can pull on each wire w/a small amount of force and they don't budge), but now my PS2 won't boot! (previously I could still boot it and play originals, just not copies. Now I get nothing... )
Now, when I try to start the PS2, I get a blank screen. If I try to start it w/the eject button, the eject light flashes, but the drive tray never ejects. It just flashes for a few seconds and then sits there.
I am at my wit's end with this damn thing... Can anyone give me any tips on what I might want to check? What could I have done to screw it up this bad that it won't even eject or boot now?? Is there a particular place on the board that I should look where I may have screwed up the eject mechanism?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... I'm really stumped now