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"All That Soldering For This?..." part deux
"All That Soldering For This?..." part deux –
This post is a sort of an extension of my post in the crystal chip forum. After installing my Crystal Chip 2.0 in my PS2 v4 I had been having a problem where no backups would boot, but the ps2 would read burned dvd movies and audio CDs fine. It was suggested that I should take a look at the CDVD points. Before I had the opportunity to check them, however, a new problem cropped up (this is without me even opening the system). Now the PS2 doesn't deliver a video or audio signal upon pushing power, and the drive will not eject. There is also something interesting happening with the LEDs, which is as follows:
-Pushing power the first time yields green on the power button, nothing on eject.
-Resetting the system or turning it off and back on causes the blue light to turn on.
-Doing the same thing again causes the blue light to turn back off, and it continues to alternate in this manner, turning the blue light on and off on each alternate reset.
-Pushing eject when the blue light is on causes it to flash, but nothing else happens. Doing the same with it off yields no results.
It's a hell of a puzzle, I know, but any help you guys might have would be much appreciated.
Since my post I have opened up the console and done a little prodding around, and found that it is, in fact, one of the CDVD points causing this new problem. Nudging the wires causes the console to start correctly. I guess I'll be doing some re-soldering on these things. If anyone has any pointers as to exactly which soldering point might be causing the problem I'd welcome the comments, but I think for now I'll be in the clear. Still remains to be seen whether this will fix my backup reading problems, though.
Unbelievable. I got it working. The "I" connection wasn't fully connected, apparently. Anyway, I guess you can disregard this thread.
Thanks for the follow up, it's appreciated.