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V9 Magic 50k Help! –
hey guys im relatively new to ps2 modding, but anyways im not that bad at soldering too. but recently, i was given a ps2 to mod, and when i modded it, i realized that point R on the mobo had its golden plate point off, making the solder not stick to it. so i tried to solder the point on the back, thinking it would be the same point. after doing so, i start up the ps2 and its just a blank screen, nothing. what am i to do? is this symptom related to that point or is there a bridge in my soldering? if anyone can help asap that would be great. hes expecting his ps2 back soon, but if i remove the mod, itll still play originals.
btw: it doesnt even spin up on the drive. but i can eject the drive and power it down like normal, i dont know what the problem is, but its looking like a paperweight to me. another thing is that it worked before when i modded it, but when i got an error to insert a new disc, i unsoldered and resoldered. now i get a cold boot. blank screen, no spinning disk
Last edited by katana2k3; 12-17-2004 at 06:44 PM.
I'm just guessing here, but it sounds like it may have blown a fuse, or had the via drop down into the board, that is a VIA right? Most (if not all) of the PS2 motherboards are multi-layer too, so a point on one side is likely not connected to a point on the other side at all. Check all the fuses with a multimeter. If that doesn't prove any of the fuses to be bad, wait for someone with a little more expertise to answer your post.
well its point R i know for a fact is messed. the pad is gone, and it wont stick, all the other points are fine.
heres the chip, im not sure what its called, but that pad thats gold is off, i tried scraping it a little to make contact, but nothing still. tried flux etc. nothing is sticking, tried to solder to the via if thats what its called directly, where the traces lead, but nothing. thanks for input man. hope someone can resolve this by tonite.
Is the via that connects to the pad still ok? Is the mod chip still fitted? Check all fuses and solder areas around the bios chip
i dont understand what your saying, but no, the pad flung somewhere and i cant seem to find it anymore. chip is still inside, yeah some wires are fitted. what do you mean by soldering areas around the bios chip?
i tried these points too, without any luck at all'
i really think its point r. no fuses are blown, and also that if i take out the chip, itll play originals. no backups tho. ill wait for a reply.
edit: if anyone knows how to resolve this hit me up on msn messenger : firstname.lastname@example.org
Last edited by katana2k3; 12-18-2004 at 12:54 PM.
Check out the picture attached, all the points marked green are common with each other and should show continuity on your meter...
Check that they all have continuity with each other.. if not then you will have to make a patch wire
check around the bios chip for solder splashes - there might be extra solder between the legs of the chip shorting it out.
The other thing to try is remove the mod chip - I know it wont play backups, but if it still plays originals you know the ps is still fine. Then you can maybe fit the mod again and see if the problem reoccurs.
how would i make a patch cable?