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PS2 test jigs –
I'd like to hear from all the PS2 modders/repairs about their setup they have for testing/modding/repairing boards.
For instance - once you fit the chip do u close up the PS and then test. Do you have a test bed you put the board to check it? If so what does it consist of?
How do you then cope with keeping the components cool? I've read if you work on the board without the metal plates you risk the chips burning out quickly.
You could use a pc power power supply with crocodile clips and wire them directly to the power supply pins on the mainboard...this will keep you away from nasty shocks from hooking the ps2 power supply directly.Heat could be a problem but I find it unlikely that you will ruin anything,as the ps2 *should* shut itself down in the case of overheating.....generally ICs can withstand great levels of heat and usually only stability will be affected which should'nt be too much of a problem for only some quick tests.Also you could easily keep the metal shield on the emotion engine side on if you are worried,this will still allow you to test most things anyway and will give you a spot to sit the dvdrom on too.I haven't personally tried this yet as I don't do ps2 mods so much that I need that kind of speed and generally I make sure everything is right before testing but If were doing it professionaly I would certainly have a setup like that.