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V-9/V-10 Syndrome ct. –
Got a question for all you installers....
I sent my V-10 PS/2 to get a DMS chip about a month ago. I get it back, and it works great for about 3 weeks. Then the CD drive stops ejecting. I talked to the installer about it and he suggests that I send it back to him so that he can repair it. He then, proceeds to tell me that my la chip is bad and that he would get a new V-10 mobo for $100 and that would solve my problems. This along with the $115 he has ALREADY charged me for the install and chip. He's indicated that he does warranty his work but in this instance he claims that this "syndrome" is a SONY-related problem and would have happened regardless of whether or not I have my PS/2 modded. Can anyone corraborate this? Is he indeed not liable at all or should he at least share a part of the liability? He's of the opinion that he's not at fault here. I'm still not sure. Please advise!
a dead la chip is usually the cause of using bad media so the la chips over heats...it's not caused by the installation of a modchip that is for sure.
Why pay $100 for a new mobo, when you can change only dead LA 6508 for $30.
psxgameshop: because probably the change of the mb is much easier for the installer than replacing the LA itself, hehe...
buddasahn: The problem that the installer was talking about exists, BUT he could have done some premodification to prevent such a "tragedy". I say that as if the LA was burnt, the laser is also probably gone. And if that is the case, he will charge another 100 for the laser sooner or later, or the LA will burn again. Of course this is just a speculation, would be great to know how are your laser coils to say something more about what you can expect in the (near) future. I personally give warranty on my own premodified consoles. When I mod a console that was bought somewhere else, and such hardware problems happen, the console is under warranty only in that case if it happens during the installation + testing process. (or later if the chip dies, or there's soldering problems) Sony hardware faults, bad and low quality backups do not mean endless warranty here, especially with V9 and V10 machines.
I doubt that many guys will give a full warranty on todays V9 and V10 systems. (especially with unknown laser conditions and unknown type of backup disks)