I've spent most of the night reading various forums about dead v9's - but none really help me out :( I have gathered thatV9 is possible the worst console to get! :)
I've modded my PS2 with a Mars MP-388. At first it worked 100%, then after playing for a few hours it would not boot up on a reset. If I left it for a hour then tried again it worked. Now it doesnt boot up at all - no logo - nothing.
I've removed the mod and all wires but it still doesnt boot.
The screen is just blank. The reset/eject lights come on, the drive spins up and head moves to the centre and then moves another inch after a second or so after power on.
Here's what I've checked:
- checked the coils - both are 4.6.
- The LA chip seems ok as pin 8 is not shorted to ground.
- All fuses check out ok.
- There's no shorts around the bios chip or anywhere else that I can see.
- I've checked the links/vias where the mod chip used to be soldered to.
I've completely run out of ideas. Does it sound like the LA could be blown?
Any suggestions would be appreaciated - I've already got a 10 pound hammer standing by!