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IR-Remote RESET EJECT Mod for fat PS2
IR-Remote RESET EJECT Mod for fat PS2 –
Hi to everybody!
this just makes sense for those poore guys who have a PS2 fatty with no RESET and EJECT function on their PS2 (below V9) via ir-remote control.. a V7 PAL-PS2 in my case.
the pictures may look a bit like a "quick and dirty" mod but for me it seems to be working like a charm!
Based on the idea from this helltick-doorbell mod from a rather old and dead psx-scene thread here i thought that it would be much more comftable if the signal is beeing sent over InfraRed instead of RF because then you can learn any button from your "whatever-remote" or you use the original ps2 remote. On the net i found a small and simple but great IR-project "Elektronika Kifo IrOn-Off v.2" (i don't want to link it here, google it on the net if you want)
The circuit from Ivica Novakoviccan can learn 2 different buttons and "presses" them as long as it receives the correspondent ir-signal. You control eject, reset and ON, OFF as you want by pressing the remote buttons like the physical buttons so hdd users can use it too. With a learn-button on the ir-receiver board itself which contains just a PIC12F629 micro-controller, an ir-receiver and a few other components for a buck or something the two ir-codes can be programmed. (Of course you have to have access to a PIC-programmer to flash the main software into the pic, some basic sondering skills assumed)
I have modified the schematic to my needs and built it with usual-size components, there is plenty of space in the the top ps2-case on the left side for it so i simply hot-glued it there. then i also don't have to be cautionus with the wires when i open the ps2-case another time. The ir-Receiver diode got a small barely visible hole next to the memorycard on the front and for "learning"-mode a small hole on the top of the ps2 case was made.
The contacts of the reset and eject button as well as the Power-supply for the ir-board comes from 4 wires from the small reset-eject-button-board with the white ribbon cable going into it. The Pinout is given on helltick's doorbell-mod or just measure it with a multimeter. So the soldering work and modding time on the ps2 is realy very easy and done fastly. Only the reset-eject board has to be disassabled!
attention there because you can easyly blow a fuse or something in you ps2 if you make something wrong.
There are two small solder-pads on the ps2's reset-eject board. There you get permanent 12VDC and GND so a LM7805 is needed to supply 5V to the ir-board.
The IR-circuit has a mode-jumper on it but it is unusable in this case (has to be open) because the other mode toggles the on-off state and not holds them as long as you press the remote. Instead of 2 relais two BC337 or BC547 NPN transistors are used for switching. The power consumption of my ir-circuit was 9mA on 12V so i guess it is no problem for the ps2 standby voltage supply.
I don't know what kind of ir-receiver-diodes like the TSOP1738 (38khz) or similair are the best and most compatible but i used an 40kHz TSOP4840 Model laying around and mercifully its working perfect with sony-ps2 and other usual rc5-remotes. (CHECK PINOUT for each model!)
maybe someone is willing to try it out by himself but be aware that this is tested only by me, no warranty on 100% correctness. but it works
have a nice day!
Last edited by bernsen; 12-25-2009 at 10:05 AM.
That's pretty BAD ASS.....DJ
I must say that is the most useful mod I have seen in a while. If I didn't already have a few v9s I'd do it myself.
If you ever want to sell some pre-assembled and programmed boards, I might buy one.
yep. i would buy one too
i have a V7 also, and i would love to stay sitting on my couch :P
PSP controller –
I just use my psp to control the ps2 i have a ps2 remote and I used IRshell to learn all the remote commands then voila u have a psp controlling your ps2 you can even use it as a game controller(no analog or L2 or R2 and 3) i have 2 different code sets 1 for dvd remote and 1 for controller.
Now that is just a great tut
thank you for the reply!
well, ..i won't sell preassembled things or something because the pic-code of the microcontroller is not mine, but anyway it is accessable for everyone who is interested in and willing to build one. the pic-code itself is not "open" allthough the compiled hex-file is free to download on his pirvate homepage. Atm I'm am trying to write an own code in the next weeks. If i can call it "100% by me" it is likely that i will give out boards and programmed pics for the peole who don't want to build or solder.
@delinquenthabit: haven't heard of this method until yet, but i have no psp but the ps2-remote, which i don't use. i use a multi-purpose ir-remote. Power/Reset/Off and Eject can't be triggered with this IRshell on a i.e: Version7 PS2 with that, right?? but this is the only purpose of this mod (and for these two buttons there is theoretically no need for the ps2-remote with a external receiver. allmost any remote should work.) There is no way to power on the ps2 with any sony or third party external ir-receiver for port2 or passthrough adapter for V1-V8 Models (thanks broodje)
I just use my psp to control the ps2
Last edited by bernsen; 02-10-2009 at 02:04 PM.
I tried your mod on my V5 PS2. First of all, a connection is missing between pin 8 and ground in your schematic =).
When powered by a 12v battery, the device works like a charm : I can learn 2 buttons, when I press them the corresponding transistor is saturated, when I release the remote button the transistor is blocked. All good ...
BUT, when powered by the PS2's reset-eject-button-board, it doesn't work ...
When I press a remote button, the PS2 powers on but can't be powered off, the LED is on (should only be on 1 sec) and the transistor stays saturated (so 0V on the emitter).
I followed the schematic except for the connection I made between pin 8 and ground (necessary for the PIC to work correctly), and the PIC is correctly programmed as it works good on a 12v battery.
Please someone help me I don't understand why it doesn't work well on my PS2...