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Ripper IV Help & Diagram
Ripper IV Help & Diagram –
i need help installing this chip, nd i nd a hi-res diagram.
I'm a newb to the hole soldering stuff Ive only done a viper gc..
what kind of wires should i use?
whats with the small Orange holes?
what will i be soldering? will i have to solder any lil small box things?
i know this is a advanced mod but i know i can do it!
ive got a V4 non-gap ps2 nd a ripper IV chip so im gonna need alot of help..
http://modchip-factory.com/down/PS20...ON-GAP)-Ma.jpg is a diagram.
As for wires, 30awg for all the points except for the power and ground, use a 20-22 awg or two 30awg wires twisted together.
You will be soldering to pin legs, the little hole things (via's) and a couple of easy points.
It takes a bit of work to do a PS2, alot more than the 6 or 7 easy wires on a GC. I can do a GC or XBox in less than an hour including taking apart the system, flashing the chip, etc. PS2's I usually end up spending a few hours on. It's alot more work and alot more precise soldering. GC's I can use my Radio Crap soldering iron for. For PS2's I use a Antex soldering iron with a very small tip.
My advice if this is your first PS2, find an old computer motherboard with the little holes on them and practice getting wires attached to them first. Then practice soldering to legs of some chips to get the hang of it first.
Also, I would try and play a few burnt DVD-R movies in your PS2 to make sure your laser is still good enough to play DVD-R's. V4's are getting up there in age(and a pain to mod.) I've made this mistake before, mod a system, spend hours to get it to work just to find it doesn't read DVD-R's so now I test the laser on every system before I even try and mod it.
Other than that, take your time and have fun.
thx for the tips Getochkn,
i just bought a brand new laser for my v4 a couple of months ago so i should be ok, I'm off to Canadian tire/radio shack to pick up the proper wires.
thx for the help again ill post my results later today.
THe ripper 4 is now flashable right? Whats the bios like? It was the stupidest thing in the world for them to have the ripper 1-3 chips not be reflashable....
from what Ive herd ripper IV is a clone of the ice code or something,
Originally Posted by gamerguy999
nd the real ripper 3 will soon be flash-able.
bad news ppl .. my ps2 wont boot nd it makes wired noies when i turn it on nd the TV flashes a couple of times, what should i do?
I'm having trouble with the via's everything else looks ok..
can someone post some trouble shooting tips plz.
should i take it apart nd look if anythings worng nd fix it or do i take off the chip nd see if i still own a ps2?
i just removed the chip nd the ps2 is its acting the same..
Last edited by Tonymoon52@hotm; 09-12-2005 at 12:27 AM.
I find a little dab of flux helps the vias to be a lot easier. I get a little bit of flux on the via, dip the wire in it, and then get a small blob of solder on the iron. Very small in case it slips off, it won't cover a bunch of points. I set the wire so it's siting in the via (depends on the version, some go in the hole, some sit in the divet, some are really small and you have to get the wire to stick. Those ones are harder) Now you have to decide if you want to attempt it again or not. After soldering a chip on and then off once or twice, the points tend to be really hard to do. Solder gets stuck, pins break from too much heat too many times. I would find something thats broken and practice soldering on that for a while. Look for something with via's. I had an old motherboard that looked like a bed of nails when I was done because I had soldered so many wires on it. Also, a soldering braid from radio crap or somewhere helps alot to clean up excess solder which does happen from time to time.