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Yet another ice Question
The ICE chip wakes up automatically when needed since a long time ago.
It works well with HDLoader. If you have problems, it is because you must patch HDLoader for various features or you must enable different modes for certain games (especially mode 3 - remove HDLoader from memory) by pressing Select in HDLoader.
About the DEV1 mode activation while the HDD is connected, this is really a big problem and I hope the ICE team will address it in the next version.
thanks u have ben a big help .. cjack was also aong time sence i started this..
corect me if im rong but V122A wuld launch MC in long reset mode ... old PSX stile. Did that load the HD when it was conected or just wuldent Boot MC.. (havent used it yet but i got a bitch of a ver 13 usa not taking final so i might have to use it as im on my 5 reinstall on same sys)
E-man how did u make your own PCB?
In the previous post I was referring to the FINAL ICE code.
The ICEREV V122A code works fine with Memory-card boot. This mode of operation is enabled by a 1.5 seconds reset.
The FINAL ICE and ICEREV V122a have different requirements for the location of the boot elf in the memory card.
For FINAL ICE:
If this file is not found, the PS2 displays a "data not found" screen.
For ICEREV V112a:
If these files are not found, the screen stays black.
About my PCBs: I make them by printing on a press 'n peel sheet with a laser printer. With a clothing iron I transfer the toner from the sheet to the copper side of PCB and then remove the sheet and use feric chloride to corrode the copper. The chip in the attachments is not one of my best. I also didn't clean the flux when I took pictures.
Note: Do not use my PCB as a model, because I have modified the code to have a different pinout in order to have a smaller and simpler PCB. This one will NOT work with standard code.
Last edited by Emanuel; 11-15-2005 at 03:44 AM.
that nice work with that sx48 . did u use the toster method to get that sucker down or by hand?? Dont meen to be racking your brain but you are a fountan of knolege also howmany pcb's can you get off a full size coper board and whats the total time it takes to get every thing mounted?? im spending like 1.5 for install and 1hr geting a ****ing 28/DP wird
All is done by hand. It takes less that 20 minutes to solder the components.
I don't solder each pin individually on the SX48. I put some solder on the iron and walk on all the pins on one side in a single move. I use quite a lot of flux, so this avoids the forming of bridges. When they form, I use some desoldering braid to take the solder off.
The PCB measures 20x26mm. I make ten of those at the same time on a board then cut them.
I don't install many chips, so I didn't try any advanced soldering methods, more suitable for mass production.
Emanuel: how do you program those, and are the boards single-sided?
Yes, the boards are single-sided. I solder 4 wires to the board for programming then I remove them. I use a Fluffy2 programmer and ICprog 1.05c.
EDIT: you can see some of the process by clicking here:
Last edited by Emanuel; 05-02-2006 at 03:50 PM.