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Version 2 Dissasemble?? Help
Version 2 Dissasemble?? Help –
I am an experienced MAgic Installer but have currenlty done my first early version (1-3) PS2 with a Magic chip....I need to get to the back of the board for point (s).......for the love of God. I can't get the power supply off the board. Am I really a dumbass....all screws are out. Looks to me like the four prong plug goes through the board and through the power supply soldered at both ends. Please guys help me out. Any link or just an explanation would be great. Thnks
I was in the same situation a week ago with V1-2 boards. Your right about the four pins being soldered at both ends. You will have to desolder them to get to the underside of the board to solder that one lonely wire. Too bad there was an alternative point on the top side. Anyways, you must use a wide desoldering cooper braid. For the soldering iron, i had a 60w flat tiped iron. I know its going overboard but i managed not keep it on the board too long, before damaging anything.
Now the real problem is the solder that you don't see when you think that you have gottan all the solder. If you try to move the pins slightly, they wont move cause they are still soldered. What i did to solve this was heat up the pin until i can tell that the solder is melted, then use a compressed air and give it a little blow close to the pin. This will push the melted solder away from the hole. Push i said, not splatter...since there is so little solder, it will just move away from the pin. you might have to do this more than once though. To check if the pin is loose, move in from side to side to see if it move. if it doesn't try to push it with a flat head screw driver from each angle to break off the remaining solder, but don't push too hard.
Well thats what i had to do. After a successful install, read the laser recalibration tutorial here in the forums. You might have to do this since the laser for V1-3 are known to be very weak with dvd-r's.
Have a good one.