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v7 won't eject tray, blinking green reset light
v7 won't eject tray, blinking green reset light –
Hey all, I recently had a disaster with my new (refurbished) v7 and a mod install gone wrong. I've looked over all the innards (there are no more wires or a chip in it) and fixed what I thought was the problem. During the mod a couple of those teeny black things got lifted off the board (are they fuses?), but I have managed to put them back in their places. There was also some solder bridging a few legs on one chip but I painstakingly removed it. Aside from some extra solder on a couple of places (nothing major, or bridging connections) every looks the way it did when I first opened it up.
But the damn thing still won't work! When I give it power by flipping the switch on the back, the standby light goes red as it should. When I press either standby or eject to turn it on, the drive makes a noise like it's going to do something but then the whole thing shuts off. The blue eject light will come on first and then the green standby light will blink. At this point I can press the standby button again and it will turn on and stay on, but I still get no audio or video and the tray still won't eject (or load if I have opened it manually).
At first I thought my problem was somewhere on the main board, but googling lead me to some site where a guy with a similar problem received that answer that something was wrong with his optical drive and that's what was causing the whole thing. I figured I'd present you with this problem to see if you could tell me what to make of it, if it really could be something I broke on my drive (all connections are secure though!), or if the problem lies with those damned fuses on the main board. Thanks for reading all this, hope I can get some answers about this one as I'd like to get back to playing games instead of removied solder as soon as possible.
ye gods - what were you using to solder the mod chip - a welding machine
the little black components you mention - did they completely come off the board. all the fuses have a PS label next to them (see http://gstimports.com/psx/images/v7_gh-019_fuses.jpg)
They could either be fuses or resistors - i suspect resistors. if they came off the board they will have to be put back in the same place that they came off otherwise you are doomed. the resistors have numbers on them like 560 or 303 etc.
the problem you are having now of no logo/sound is most likely due to a short - maybe around the bios area. use a multimeter to check for shorts.
It was only a 15 watt iron and yeah they came all the way off. I put them back as best I could by myself, I don't think I could get them on there any better without messing something else up. I ended up buying another whole ps2 on ebay cause I don't wanna deal with this one anymore. Thanks for your reply!