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Whats your ps2 nightmare while modding?
Whats your ps2 nightmare while modding? –
Before I understood i had to be carefull with smd resistors, apply the summ0ne fix was def the worst nightmare since i trashed 4 motherboards in a row.
Anyways, im over that stage now, and the new worst nightmare is when i bridge the bios points.
This happend twice, and this time i used about 2 hours with a small needle to just scratch, scratch, scratch. I couldnt see any bridge, but the multimeter dont lie
Anyways, here is my bridge, fortanly, after two hours i fixed it.
So whats your nightmares while modding?
Oh, by the way, i know that yellow cable isnt attached, and the "silver" u see between the "bridge" is just GROUND coz i scratched so damn much
My worst nightmare is bad chips. Mainly because there's no real way to distinguish them from operational chips. I've only had a few bad ones, but believe me, I don't like wasting time checking my points when they're obviously not at fault.
Espen, you shouldn't have scratched the solder off. You should've used a desoldering braid which you could get at radioshack.
EspeN dam 4 m/b just applying summOnes fix? i think u hav a lil 2 much money if u can aford to stuff up that much . i'd hav to say bad chips r worest or a ps2 that the laser is shit in and dies and customer blames me even after i warned them
Well I would tend to agree with the replies already, bad chips are a right pain in the but. Mind you, cant say I've had much faulty chips when I but genuine ones, just clones. I had some of those infinty se last week, they were all fooked, wasted a morning fitting them too.
worst nightmare is forgetting to test the laser out on an old unit prior to modding it. other than that faulty chips, ive only had a few faulty chips; 2 messiah pro chips from back in the day, a x2.2 pro xbox chip (wouldnt come off write protect :-/ or flash even with a programmer :-/) , and the x2.6 (faulty switches) for xbox.
I hate those damn faulty X2.6 switches; I had some of them fail during the customer's trip back to his house and he blamed me. Fortunately there was plenty of evidence to convince him of otherwise.
My worst was my first V9
I bridged some of the bios pins and after replacing 2 fuses and cleaning it up the unit just had a black screen
I put the PS2 aside and bougfht a new Mobo
1 month later I tried the board again and it worked perfectly, DAMN I thought, what a waste of £40
also bad chips are terrible, I had one bad MX4, the guy who sold me it blamed the install but I still managed to get a replacement