BA replaced, still having issue.
OK, I'm still new to repairing PS2s, but I'm getting a steady flow of business now-a-days.
I finally got one with a bad BA chip.
The BA grounded out at pin 8 and the fuse was also blown.
I have replaced the BA chip and the fuse.. I've ohmed everything out and there are no shorts and I have continuity at alternate points for every pin.
I reassembled and the tray still will not eject.
I took the drive apart and checked all the alignement points, plastic points, for breakage, and I can find nothing wrong.
I'm getting a Blinking Blue eject led but no physical movement within the drive itself.
The guy gave me 2 PS2s, both v7s, that he had tried to repair himself.
I'm thinking I may need to swap the DVD drive out with the other one.
That unit has 3 blown fuses on it and he had soldered the silver mobo cover to the grounding strip around the mobo.. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY...
So, my question is, should I go ahead and just swap the drives around, or have any of you dealt with this, that may have some insight to the issue.
I have since disassembled and rechecked the BA chip and all fuses and nothing has blown, so I'm fairly confident that it;s a mechanical isse within the drive, but I'm not certain.
The original eject button ribbon cable had no continuity on 6 of the legs, so I replaced it with the one from the other unit that tested out fine. I've also reseated the ribbon cable and continuity tested it to the board to insure it is seated well...
I feel I've done all that is to be done and after typing this, I've basically convinced myself that I need to swap out the drives... I've just taking a bit of a break from it and thought I'd wait a bit to see if anyone had any insight.
Thanks for reading, any help is appreciated.