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No prob, good luck on the install. (I beleave the version 3 was my first install too, they can be 'fun'.)
Nice one Goth In The Box...
Thanx for the support... I will let you know how it all goes...
Re: Various Messiah 2 Install Questions... Please Help Me...
Re: Various Messiah 2 Install Questions... Please Help Me... –
Ignore the Tanalum Capacitor stuff. It was a lurker from another guide that I used as template to make this one.
Originally posted by Drunken_Ninja
.............Charlie refers to (Under point k) an optional 1 F 35 V Polarised (Tantalum) Capacitor to aviod choppy DVD with a refference to page 8 of the FAQ...
The refference seems irrelevant as it talks of the clock soldering points... I was wondering if anyone could tell me...
What is a 1 F 35 V Polarised (Tantalum) Capacitor????
Where do I use it?????
I would recommend some de-solder braid because once you short out a couple of legs on that cd/dvd chip you will never get it off without some braid, i actually short the pins deliberately then use the braid to remove the excess solder, the only advantage of this is that it tins the legs of the chip.
I would not recommend this style for a beginner however the braid is handy to remove shorted legs.
Thanks for all of the advice guys... I will definately get a braid... I will be doing the install this weekend hopefully and have printed out all the advice on the forum... WE ARE TALKING PAGES OF INFO... I will post the results as soon as I'm done... Only thing is at the momment the media I have to test the chip on does not look great... (Not good news for a Ver's 3 Laser) I got 1 PSX back-up and 1 PS2 back-up just for testing purposes... Wish me luck...
a good way to test your laser before you mod is to burn a dvdr movie and pop it in..it should work..if not then its not gonna read any dvdr games (unless another brand media works).
Yeah make sure it works completely before chipping it.
As for shorting pins.. I use a pubic hair's width of exposed conductor, then barely any solder paste on that wire. I do use paste flux on the connection point and using a 15w iron, just touch that sucker for about 1 second then bam... nice strong connection. Lay your wire near the middle to top of the pins, don't solder to the board solder point of the chip. I also put a bend on the wire before laying over the chip to help out. I would use a magnifying glass as well. Even with that your eyes will still bug out after about 20 of those pin connections!
Only shorted pins once on a V1 (talk about V3 sucking) cd controller. V1 sucks ass.. I will never do another one. I did remove it quite easily with a braid.