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PS2 powers, but no activity.
PS2 powers, but no activity. –
I have a v7 that I bought from a Pawn shop.
Kids kept arguing over the one in the family room, so I bought another to rememdy the situaion.
When I bought it, it wouldn;t read anything, so I cleaned the laser and blew out all the dust.
Worked fine then and my son had been playing with it for a couple of months.
I had a spare chip, so I decided to go ahead and install it on his.... he's rough on the disks, rather he play the backup copies.
I installed the Matrix Infinity chip and when I powered the PS2 up to test out the install, all I got was a green light and the fan.
No video output and no DVD activity, it wasn;t spinning. The tray won;t even eject.
I took it apart, checked all my connections, inspected the board for any possible solder splash... nothing.
I decided to uninstall it and reinstall..... however, in the process, I forgot to check the unit out w/o the chip in it to make sure it was still fine.
I'm pretty sure my next step is going to be to remove the MI chip and retest the PS2, but I'd like to know if anyone has run into this and can give me some insight as to what it may be, before I pull it all out again.
I'm really bummed out about this one, I had planned on doing the case mod this weekend, but the chip install has totally screwed me up now.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Originally Posted by Budreaux
it very often happens, that your installation is corect, but when you mount it all
together, you create a shortcut. sometimes a wire lies under the shild housing and
the isolation gets damaged by pressing it together, or you just drill a screw
through a whole with a wire beneath.
check this out first and also check out if you have the right diagrams for your model (search for some diferent pages and compare them).
and of course you also should check for shortcuts between the soldering points
and the chip.
be sure, that your version of the chip is mend to be for your model too!
I blew PS14 fuse somehow.
Been searching all over town for a replacement.
I finally had to settle for a glass fuse. 2amp, fast blowing type.
Had to cut out some of the metal cover to make sure it fit and didn;t short, but it worked fine.
Not sure why this one blew, I think I mounted the ship a bit higher than usual and the clearance was too tight.
I always cover the chip solder points with a strip of electrical tape, but apparantly that wasn;t enough.
Anyways, after enough searching the site and using others advice, I was able to narrow it down to the fuse..
Working great now.. time to start modding the case now.
Originally Posted by Budreaux
maybe the chip reaches the shilding and does the shortcut.
btw, you can buy some smd fuses 2A on farnell, they are in england thou, but
i thing they also ship for low cost to the states (but sure there should be enough space for a comon fuse anyway).