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green/red problem –
haven't found this issue on the board
I turn on the console via the reset button with a red led, the led goes green for a second, and then goes back to red (turns off).
This started happening after I took out my dms3+ out of this v9 to try and fix another problem (disc read error on everything, and even when there was no disc in there, the laser acted as if there was, with extended focusing and disc motor spinning). I also checked for bridges using ohm meter, but everything is a-ok. Even tried putting the dms3+ back, in, but same result.
This ps2 is brand new, i'd hate for it to go to waste :/ Anyone know whats up with it?
Last edited by superbronx; 10-03-2004 at 05:50 AM.
i would say you have a solder splash shorting something out..
i had this MOTHER F$#*%$$ problem where my ps2 wouldn't boot with the back case on.. it had the problem in which you described. i dissasembled everything, gave it a blow, re plugged in cords, etc, gave it a general clean and it worked again when reassemble. it's a simple but figity problem, but your ps2 it's stuffed. keep trying, and good luck. i know how annoying it can be :|
damn, i looked EVERYWHERE, and still cannot find any problems. Even if I did fix this, I would have that weird laser problem, im at the point where I just want to return this for another one. Do vendors take back these things after you break the seal? Or will they take a "i gave it to my friend to fix" explanation
Last edited by superbronx; 10-03-2004 at 03:18 PM.
wow, there was a SMALL solder ball in between pins on a chip. Must have fallen there when I was unsoldering.
Now, maybe sombody can help me with this second issue, I get a "read disc error" on all media, with or without the mod chip. And when there is no disc inside, the laser acts exactly as it would if it had somthing inside, you can hear the cd motor speeding up and the laser trying to focus, for about 10 seconds.
Anyone know somthing about this?
No they do not take it back once you broke the seal. Almost every retail store check for the seal before they let you return. They also check the serial number on the casing now. Most of them do anyways.
Originally Posted by superbronx
But seriously, why don't you take responsibility for your own actions? The retail stores didn't do anything wrong. Why should they deserve the lost? You know Sony doesn't take it back and go "hey we have to fix this!" They just send it back to them and say it was modded and they will not fix it.
Last edited by T07N; 10-03-2004 at 09:33 PM.
Maybe you didn't catch the smilie, i was implying a joke :/
Anyway anyone ever have my second problem, or think they know how to solve it?
give the ps2 a blow, check ribon cable damadge. check that your lazer ribon cables are fully inserted, / don't have dust on them. give your ps2 a general check up. q-tip your lazer with some lazer cleaning fluid. multimeter every point. multimeter every leg, multimeter every point around the small area of all your points. check for wires that have been stripped and tinned badly, that they might be shorting on something.
dont' get discouraged, you *can* fix it, electronics just don't fail for no reason. maybe you put 12volts / more into your lazer by accident through a short? maybe this scenario is still occuring? maybe there is something blocking the sled? maybe there is something in the lazer's internals that are shorting something out?
have you tried swapping in a new lazer? this might be hard if you aren't a modder with spare ps2s around, maybe you could borrow a friends cause you want to play a game (heh), then blow dry his sticker off, steal his lazer, and swap it in. see if it works. if it does, then you know it's in the lazer's internals. and if that doesn't work either, you know it's something on the mother board side. and if you stuff his ps2 up, then you'll definitly have to buy another