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Dead drive on V10? –
I have a V10 with the Romeo mod and Matrix Infinity installed. The machine is only two weeks old and has been working fine, until today when the drive tray would not open after inserting a disc.
I've had a look inside the machine, everything looks okay and I've even managed to manually open the drive and rescue the disc. No joy.
All that happens now is the machine powers up and drive remains dead (doesn't spin up), the blue eject light flashes approximatly 50 times whilst the browser appears.
What's died, any ideas?
Thanks in advance,
Would I be far off the mark if I guessed that my problem was a dead LA chip? I carried out the 5v mod myself so I wouldn't be surprised if I'd messed it up and there's no power to the chip, I assume that would show the symptoms in my previous post. I've got a new LA on order, just in case.
Sorry, I am new to this, I just need a bit of reassurance that I am doing the right thing.
Yes, dead LA chip man... That's weird.. You shouldn't get that problem if you did the romeo mod. Are you sure pin 17 is lifted and soldered to a 5V point?
AH-HA! Found the problem.
Originally Posted by T07N
Stripped the PS2 ready for the new LA installation, started to desolder & raise the pins on the LA chip and noticed that pin 17 has actually come away (snapped off) from the chip. I didn't notice this before as the wire was still in place.
... I feel like swearing.....
Luckily, I have one of these on the way LA6508 R IC Driver Chip
BTW, thanks for the reply T07N, this forum has been a great help on my new PS2 voyage of discovery ..
Sorry but I might have some more bad news for you. You might want to measure your coils. If it's less than 4ohms then you're pretty screwed and you might have to replace the coil or the laser unit alltogether.
Yeah, I was expecting I'd have to do that. Wouldn't surprise me if the readings were way off. Luckily new lasers are available in the UK (unlike modchips-don't get me started ). I'd need a 400C for a PAL V10.
Originally Posted by T07N
You've got to love these V9/10s haven't you?
Not sure the laser is dead, if the leg snapped off, it does not kill the laser... yes, we have to love sony for the V9/V10 so much... can't image what we can expect from the v11...
Laser resistances are fine, just having a bitch of a time removing the old chip with just an iron and a pin. Need. Much. Patience!
Originally Posted by uns97
As for a V11? I dunno, an LA chip that EXPLODES if it's in the same room as a burnt CD-R? Lasers that can only read music CDs made by Sony artists? A little device that emits toxic gas through the front air vents if the PS2 detects a modchip?
If anything they'll just be badly-made V10s (if thats possible), but with cases available in lots of pretty colours..
/CYNICAL MODE OFF
I like all your idea about the V11, hehehe... may any of those happen, sure we'll be so happy PS2 users. Hope you'll have patience to remove the LA, and be careful not to **** up the tracks on the board...
Oh man, if you mess up the traces while trying to pull the legs out... You have a new problem in your hands.