Not to state the painfully obvious, but I put a MI chip into a v12 and it burnt after about 45 minutes. I did not install a lens fix, and boy did I pay for it.
The installation went well. In fact, I was damn proud of my soldering job. I was eager to get it turned on. I thought, "Hey, these lens fixes are for those who do sloppy jobs. " The only thing I have to show for it is a dead PS2.
My ignorance led to my monetary loss. It is my fault.
Damn, I'm sorry to hear that....
But in fact you are right, it was your ignorance that led to this woeful experiance.....
Sloppy soldering jobs can cause problems, but even expertly done soldering jobs on a V12 can lead to a burned laser....
I don't get it though? If you went through the trouble of modding the V12, why didn't you just add summones fix (or some other fix) anyway for extra security?....
I mean it would not have even taken 2 minutes to do (probably less)....
Red what kind of laser is it ?
If its the pvr type I will send you one for $25.
Its new in the box and never used.
haha, did a lousy job on my v12 w/ a 5kx+ w/o any fix. still rock solid, but just can't bear to hear the loud noise it makes when reading my backups. anyone have an idea about the noises? I am using sony +r, Compusa crap 4x +r, and verbatims -r.
Verbatim dvd-r shouldn't give you the loud noise you're talking about unless you're burning it at like 8x. If you burn at 2x it should read quite nicely. I wouldn't feed my laser them Compusa dvd+r if I were you. You're only decreasing your pstwo laser's lifespan.
I read somewhere that the 70012 PSTwo might have been fixed against this by sony. Is this true or bulls$%^? I'm considering getting a modchip but don't want to have my PS2 fry. Even though further searching stated that I'm not safe even with an unmodded PS2. Kinda regret opening it to make swapping discs easier if my lens is going to die with any electrical noise... Especially with our powerco, im surprised it isn't dead yet.. If it is really that sensitive to electrical noise maybe I'll just put it on a Battery Backup UPS or something lol.
Hey Tony- I use Ritek -R but burn all my stuff at 8X. Can I stress my laser out because of the speed I burned it at? How does that work anyway? It's writing the bit's in the exact same manner.. just faster right?
I believe the faster a disc is written the lower the quality it is, thus the harder the device that reads it (PS2, PC Drive, ect) has to work. I'm not sure though. Just my 2c.
I always burn my backups at 1x and haven't had any noise problems.
I needed to just dive in and start soldering chips into PS2's if I was going to try to do it well. This is my 5th console I have tried to mod. I knew there was going to be some teething pains with modding, but I am still kicking myself for this.
but some drives writes better quality in high speed and much poorer quality in slower speed, so who's right and who's wrong?