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thanx a lot, also i know this might be asking a few too many dumb questions =P.. but i also have a ps2 here with a magic V chip on it, its a V7 if that matters... will the hdd work with that one too, or does it have to be a firm ware chip ???
The hdd should work fine.
thanx you very much, your a life saver... saved me a lot of screwing around...
G'day J ring , I've done a few magic v installs on v7's and at first I had the same problem as you, But now i've got it sorted.If you are confident that your wires are soldered well then there are a few things that you can look at. I always use heavier wire for gnd and pwr. Make sure the R wire is not crossing any other wires. And the one thing that had me stumped for days was when you are soldering your wires to the chip make sure that there is no solder splatter on the chip. The chip legs are very fine and it doesn't take much to short them out.(you need magnification to see some of these splatters) I've found the best way to prevent this is to tape over the chip legs until you have soldered, then remove it on completion. I hope this is some help. I've had no trouble with the magic v chips since I have been following these rules. Cheers Cleo
Oh yeh , buy the way J Ring , the media you are using can be very important.Some ps2's will read certain discs and some won't. Experiment with some different breeds of disc. Cheers Cleo
thanxs alot cleo, I figure out about the diff size pwr gnd wires, that was my problem, I only over looked it because i have a V7 that i used all the same guage wire and it works perfectly... but i guess on my other one i tried it musta been a bad solder... thanx for the great tips though....