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PS2 V7 and Duo2 chip problem... Please help
PS2 V7 and Duo2 chip problem... Please help –
Hey guys i have a V7 PS2 and i am installing a Duo2 chip. Well the whole install went great and then i reassembled the PS2 and turned it on. The mod chip wasnt working. I opend the Ps2 again only to find the the "R" point on the V7 MOBO had LIFTED OFF THE BORD!!! I tried to glue it down but it wouldnt stick. I then tried to solder the wire to the "pcl" hole that the pad connects to, this made the PS2 reset its settings everytime i turned it on and the DVD drive would not work. I then moved the wire to the pin on the chip that the trace was going to. Again the PS2 geeked out on me. I removed the wire completly and turned it on and the PS2 went back to normal so i know i didnt screw anything up for good. Now my question, is there a "alternant" R point on the V7 MOBO that i can use (top side or bottom side)? Or is the MOBO non-moddable anymore? What can i do?
Thanks for reading and the help.
Send it in for repair.. honestly
how can i send it in for repair when i voided the warrantee by opening the ps2? is there someone who can fix it?
yea look in the buy/sell/trade forums
send in for repair by a modchip installer
OK heres what i got now. The pad is gone, no big woop. The trace from that pad goes to a hole on the bord then to a peg on the "Bios" chip. I connected the wire to that pin and checked it with a volta-meter, it got the proper current so i reasembled. Now when i boot it up i get the config screen and the laser wont work. Those pads dont have a special purpose so why wouldnt that work? I talked to a guy who does MOBO repair and stuff of that nature and he said those pads serve no real purpose only to make the connection easier. When i went to test the other points from the legs of the chip to the pads they got the same voltage. What going on here?
Pads can serve as a bridge between two points. Are you talking about the pads near the bios chip? Which pad did you burn off?
No no you need to connect it to the pad on the back of the board.. match it up with the pad you burned off. To7n he is referring to the bios pads.
I don't understand.
Originally Posted by NÂ£TMÂ£Ã‡H
Take a look at this: http://img20.exs.cx/img20/4642/a_dms...v7_v8_bios.jpg
See those pads? They connect to the vias. I was told vias are used to transfer signals from one side of the board to the other. If you were to burn one of those pads off, aren't you breaking a connection?
Yes but the actual connection ( from the bios pin ) runs to the back on the motherboard onto the pads.. ill try and detail it tomarrow.