quick question about blank screens
My tv says "unusable signal" when nothing is plugged in. When i turn on my v7 ps2 with messiah 2 it still says "unusable signal" would that be the equivilant of a blank screen? Thats what i treated it as, I checked ever damn soldier joint on the messiah2 and connecting wires and joints close to it no bridges and all the wires have good connections.
one theory on some black screens ...
i had the black screen one after an install. there are two things that i think may have caused it in my case:
1) running the board without proper heat-sinking. This would have caused the CPU & other IC's to burn out. I think some people have had this happen when they run there system for a while, and then ... black screen. Because the heatsinking wasn't properly mounted, one or more chips burned themselves up.
2) Another possible scenario for me was using a 60Watt soldering iron on the BIOS chip. All posts say use a 15Watt. Well, I tried with a 60Watt being extremely careful to hold the tip for only a fraction of a second. But who knows ... maybe I toasted the BIOS chip with my HOT soldering iron.
I have since replaced my faulty unit. I am up an running now with a Magic2 in a V7. These are the precautions that I took over my previous install: