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UK V7 Magic 2 install - plz help
UK V7 Magic 2 install - plz help –
I have just attempted my first magic 2 install and I am having problems. I am not new to modchipping having done ps1, ps2 and cable boxes in the past.
After installing the magic 2 on a brand new,straight out the box, UK pal V7 I found the disk tray would not go back in. After reading posts on this board I disconnected the Z wire and that fixed that fault. Now, however, when I put a cd in the drive it doesnt spin up. The disk spins about 1 qrt turn and then nothing. I have read the faq's at the top of the forum which suggests the drive ribbon cable or bios wires. I have checked these and they are ok.
Can any1 help me??
Thanks in advance
The Troubleshooting Guide goes on to say that wires might be bridged.
Also when you think they are OK, they are not. Solder balls, solder lying under the legs that you can't see.
If you need a pro to look at it for the usual small fee, let me know by e-mail through my profile. (Berkshire)
Thanks for the offer but I have checked the joints for bridges etc using a high powered microscope and I have also buzzed between adjacent pins on the bios chip and there are no shorts (I am an electronics engineer).
One thing I am not sure of is when people talk about red or green magic 2's. I assume they are talking about the pcb colour. Is there a difference in these two boards other than the colour? The one I have is a green one and the ps2 is a 39003. I got the magic 2 chip from
and is supposed to work with the v7.
I had a similar problem but with messiah chip so.....Firstly i used clear tape to sandwich the wires at the Messiah end of the wiring, then I desoldered the wires EXCEPT for the four? needed to test psx baskups. I insulated the non connected wires with electrical tape too.
Reassembled PS2 and it played ps1 backups ok, so it was a boring test to attach more wires retest, attach few more retest, until either you found area giving grief and rewire or condemn Magic2 if no joy.
As a sidenote I have chipped a PS2 39003 with Magic2, proved to be quite hit and miss, the 'New' voltage points showing short wires did not work for me at all, and I made the conections a couple of times so I know the wire was good, as soon as I connected to Charlie 2 guide points it worked perfect so ill be sticking to those points, the only downside is the length of the wire needed to connect to chip. Being somewhat a lazy git I made the connections to +3.3v +5v -ve with kynar, this maybe explains why i need to reset half a dozen times before it plays DVD films? but DVDr and cdr (ps2) boot perfect every time. Magic 2 v2 (green pcb)