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Is there an alternative for those two via points? Points B and C for the V7 Diagram?..
Filthy I too am going to buy a chip from Lan Kwei, I was wondering if your X0-2 chip came with any wires or do i have to buy those separate. Also did the chip come with a diagram for a V5 30001r NTSC. If you could please reply it would greatly be appreciated. Guichi does the first diagram you put up work with a 30001r v5 NTSC machine. I noticed it said 3000x, but at the bottom the 30001r wasn't listed. Thanx for posting pics to help people out.
Juggy, my chip came without wires, or diagrams. The only two diagrams I've seen have been in this thread. I received only the chip in a memory card holder w/some styrofoam.
I'm also a little worried about those via's, so I'll check for continuity on some other pads. I'm hoping that there's another spot to solder other than the via's or the legs themselves. I won't have a chance to test it until the weekend, so if you want a quicker answer, someone else on here can probably find out.
I remember someone said that this chip could be installed over the board just like the first "blue Magic", is that true? Is there any risk of overheat?
I didn't like to put the chip on the case because a bad movement and *swishh" bye bye wires...
thanx guys for the quick responses to the questions I asked, it really makes the process of gettin this done much easier. Oh btw guichi what wires r u using, what gauge for the standard and the ground. I've heard several different opinions about the gauge of the ground wire. thanx again!
hong kong has a big *butt* storm.... shipment is delayed, won't get mine until i guess the weather gets better there, and then fedex can go and ship my package.. hhehe =/
from lan kwei.. XO-2 mod...
Has anyone gotten an order reply from Lan-Kwei in the last few days? Submitted my order 3 days ago and no reply.
Alright, I installed the X0 chip in my new NTSC 39001 this morning. I soldered all the wires to the mainboard, being extremely careful with the 2 via spots. I couldn't find alternate points for them, so I just stuck to the diagram. Turned the console on, put an original PS2 dvd in, hit reset, boots correctly. Try again with a PSX original, no problems. Eject the disc, then put in a PS2 CDRW backup, then everything got flaky. The drive makes a small clicking noise when booting up.
I switched the cable to the original composite, as Component stopped working correctly. When it first boots up, it asks me to enter the time zone, language, etc. Then, it will get to the browser, but the background animation is dark and corrupt. Under Console Version, it states that it is a SCP@%310SC console. I figured out that the Bios is reverting to the default settings, and that is why Component won't initially work (default is RGB, not Y/PB/PR or whatever it is).
I can't get it to read any disc at all. I get a read error, even if there isn't a disc in the drive. It won't read memory cards, either. After a reboot, it won't save any of the settings.
I'm thinking I should check the wires going to the bios chip, but I don't have time today. It was strange that it worked correctly for 2 reboots, then stopped. I did continuity tests on all the points, and nothing seemed to be bridged. I had a wire come loose when I was first putting it back together, but I just resoldered it, and doublechecked all the other points while I had it open.
If anyone has any advice for me, I'm all ears. At least it seems like the machine isn't permanently damaged, unlike my old v4 when I tried the messiah install.
I fixed my problem, somewhat. One of the bios wires had come undone from the chip. After resoldering, the console boots normally. I can boot PS1 and PS2 originals, PS2 DVD-RIP's, and PS1 backups now.
I haven't had any luck with DVD-R's, though. I'm using a Pioneer A04 burner, and have tried Memorex, TDK, and generic CompUSA media, burning at 1x. All I get is the red screen. I also tried booting an original game, then ejecting it, and putting in a backup of the same game. That worked, so I'm pretty sure the media is good. This is a brand new console, with maybe 3 hours playtime on it, so the laser should still be good.
Should I try adjusting the laser azimuth? Different media? I'm certain that all my wires are connected correctly, without any cold solder joints. I used 30ga wire for all points except for ground and 3.3v, where I used thicker stranded wire. I checked and doublechecked all points for continuity/bridged joints.
I'd suggest trying another burn with a TDK, Verbatim, or Apple at 2x as I've had realy flaky results with even quality media burned at 1x on my DVR-A03 (PrimoDVD with the 320 Px Engine update.) For some reason I get MUCH better boot results at 2x on both my v1 and v4-1a.