I'm looking at testing the use of a switch on Magic 3.1 and possibly my Messiah 2 chips that I already have installed.
Originally posted by Bgnome
"5v is going to run to the 5v point on the chip weather you want it to or not."
maybe a picture would make more sense..
just to reiterate, in this setup the power feed is connected through the switch, (not directly to the chip) but the chip is still connected to ground.
My goal isn't to prevent freezing as i don't have any freezing problems with either chip. Rather, I'm interested in disabling the chip in the event that $ony does implement some type of anti-mod features with is online and non-online games.
Does your setup work (implementing the switch inline with the 5v wire before it hits the chip and grounding the switch)? If so, I'd think this would be the easiest way to "switch" the Magic chip without having to cut tracks.
Also, if this setup works on the Magic 3.1, wouldn't it similarily work with the Messiah 2 (or any other chip) by placing the switch inline with the voltage wire and then grounding the switch? I guess the real question is are there any other sources of voltages for these chips other than the 5v/3.3v wires?
Can someone let me know if that setupworks?
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