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I suppose its always a possiblilty that they could have desinged this fault to occur if an extra item were added to the ps2 ?????
But yes price has to be a big consideration with companies like sony and the fierce competition to drive prices down all the time a small cut makes a big saving with the amount of units they shift.
The only long wires I have now are the ones to B I G as they go to the vias but i dont think its that as it was struggling to read a dvdr last night after booting up str8 away...
Looks like the eeprom is fried like UNS97 said tried the pots even shortened the b i g wires to come up around the side of the board and tweeked the pots and no difference at all...
back to the shop with my specail warranty sticker