v12 burning lasers
I got a hold of a broken PSTwo console (v12). The machine had a (super?)glued down DMS chip and wires. Anyways, I was successfully in removing most of the wires etc and getting the machine to boot. I cleaned up the soldering points and removed the laser diode fix to be sure everything was in retail state (even bridged scratched out track from diode fix).
The PS2 successfully boots up, after awhile smoke started rising from the laser, maybe even before I tried booting a game. Checked around and cleaned up more and tried another laser, unplugged the system before it could fully damage the laser. Laser assembly moves when case is closed and laser blinks red.
I'm about to do further testing (fuses and BIOS contact points). Is there anywhere else I should be looking or suspecting? Maybe the resister area where the diode fix was applied?
Thanks in advance.
Its Toast !! your wasting your time ...
Replace Rs2004fs or toss it for parts on fleebay