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V3 not spinning
V3 not spinning –
Someone gave me a 30004 pal V3 ps2 that had magic3 installed. He was playing a game and suddenly the screen froze, after that the unit didnÂ´t load any disk(cd,dvd). I opened it and everything was ok except 1 wire of the cd/dvd controller that was desoldered itself (maybe the ps2 crashed on the floor) because the solder was very poor.
I quit all the magic3 installation trying to check if there was anything wrong, I did the following:
- Quit all wires and clean all solders with flux and clean spray.
- Test all fuses of mainboard and dvd board(remember that this is a V3), none of them are blown.
- Checked for bridges on bios and cd/dvd controller with a multimeter, no bridges.
Now I have electrons screen and after that the browser, the red laser blink for a while and the disk spin 1/4 when I put on the console.
I guess that the cd/dvd controller is out so IÂ´ll try to desolder and replace it with a hot-air station. The bad thing is that this is the only ps2 I have for pieces so have to wait a little to test this.
IÂ´ll keep you informed.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, before you start desoldering.....if the disk only spins 1/4th turn, it is more likely the laser crapped out. Even if it ends up being the controller itself, it is a 5 minute job to just throw another laser in there to see if that solves the problem before undertaking the larger job of replacing the controller.