All beef against the new DMS team aside, there has been a massive influx of dead consoles since the DMS teams latest product, the DMS4 EZI has been introduced into the retail market.
We have been warning members of the DMS teams "innovative" clip technology for quite a while now. They make it seem as if these clips are completely original, however, we can prove otherwise.
The original clip design was made by the well known group Neoasic almost 3 years ago. Their first clip introduces for the neo4 chip. In time many people had complaints about the clips wreaking all sorts of havok on their consoles even after their installation worked for days, weeks and even months. Issues from just black screens, short circuits and worst case was the pressure forced down on the bios would break its legs rendering the ps2 unrepairable by even a seasoned installer. We are already seeing a huge amount of complaints in its first week of sale alone. Probably the most that any modchip has ever gotten.
If you dont believe me then the proof is in the pudding. All sorts of problems here at ps2-scene and at the DMS very own forums.
http://psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32640 (Dms4 Ezi Help!!!)
http://psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32900 (V7 PS2 with DMS4 EZI Lite Mod Can not load bios)
Harsh lesson learned here. There is nothing like having a seasoned professional do your installs with real wires.
update Feb 13
Unkv has posted some interesting information regarding the true manufacturers of their clip technology. The DMS EZI page claims that the clips were not developed and manufactured in japan as it states on their EZI page. Infact the clips were made in tawain by a company called Vensik Electronics Co. and that the DMS team were warned of the quailty of such clips, more importantly, the DSP clip. Quoted below is a clip of Unkv's post exposing the truth about the true quality of the poorly manufactured clips.
Sjeep of the DMS team has also attempted to explain some "interesting" yet extremely laughable things about the EZI technology. Much of these hilarious claims were also made about the many failing DMS4 modchips. Read the quote below for one helluva laugh!The manufacturers of the clip moldings are none other than Vensik http://www.vensik.com.tw/ . I can say they do some fair work but they were warned of molds and clips with 1.00mm or less spacing. Everything below that was shoot and miss. It comes to no surprise that this is happening. It's the quality or lack thereof that affects this chip. For further technical proof of this one can only sample some of the Vensik work below the 1.00mm spacing.
Surely, this post by them is aimed at fooling those who clearly do not know any better. Seasoned Vets and installers would clearly know this is simply not the case when it comes to just how sturdy the ps2 actually is.We even baked the PS2 in a plastic bag at above 62 degrees to see whether or not the clips could withstand this kind of stress testing. They passed. We also dropped a PS2 from 3 feet in the air onto a tiled floor to see if the DSP and BIOS clips could maintain connection with their target IC's after a shock. We found that the PS2 DVD drive's external housing had broken, but this did not affect the functionality of the console. The DSP and BIOS clips had stayed attached to their targets fully intact and, infact, the console was able to boot software successfully, and all LED's displayed green on the test panel.
You can read more of Sjeeps post Here
Dont read this at work, you might get in trouble for laughing too much!