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Razor blade trick question
Razor blade trick question –
I have read a lot of posts about the razor blade trick for soldering the BIOS legs to prevent bridges. Can someone who has done this before post a picture or two of the best way to do this?
Specifically I'm interested in how it could be done with 2 razor blades, one on each side of the leg. The legs are so small I'd be worried about bridging the other side with only 1 razor, but I'm not sure how to get in there with the iron using one blade on each side...
You don't need a picture. You need one blade (you'd have light difficulties with two blades - but if you can overcome that it would be best).
The blade is held in place with the dough that you use to put posters in windows. Then you solder towards the blade and away from the leg that you wish not to contaminate.
Did you check it plays DVD games before commencing the install?
Anyway, it is necessary to go back to basics in my opinion.
A sensible check would be to boot the PS2 with no disk inserted. This will bring up the browser. Select "browse" and "no data" displayed. Now insert the DVD movie and wait to see if the laser unit recognises the disk as a Video. If it does, you will see "VIDEO DVD" at the upper right corner of the screen. This demonstrates that the unit can recognise a disk which is a good indicator that the CD/DVD Controller is probably not bridged. Perform this check:
With the modchip in and if it doesn't work ...
With the modchip fully backed out