Modify swap chip...
I once bought a No Solder swap modchip for my V7 PS2, I never got round to fitting it and sold the V7 not long after.
My question is, can I modify this chip to fit inside my V10 (Satin Silver), I understand that if it is possible, it will require some soldering as the chip simply won't fit into the ribbon ports (Already tried that...)
At the moment, I am using a switch method which I developed (Unknown if this has been done before?!) on my V10 to swap, but I want to put my NA and HDD from my modded V5 into the V10, I can't have both in at the same time due to the fact that the battery pack and switch harnace are dwelling in the expansion port... I could always make the switch harnace external, but modifying this chip would be so much easier.
hmm perhasp u can find a space on the front of side of the ps2 and make a switch there? :)
(just like that new pstwo lolz)
*edit also isn't there a new swap mod for the ver 10 alrdy? somethign like Octapus#0 :lol: (i THINK it's for ver 10) :chinscrat
I worried about if the chips are comptible with a v10, if they are no problem tho. U can buy spare parts at divineo.co.uk .... like a replacement eject cable and drive cable (donno if compatible with v10). If u are a little handy u might get away with a little casemoddin (hole for cables) and place the mod outside :chinscrat
tell me more about this drive switch thing. Sounds intresting, what does it do?
Basicly its a small mod u plug onto your reset/drive cable. The mod tricks the DVD-tray open for 5 sec so u can swap in a backup. Like this product:
Link to no-mod
Theres a nice installation guide on that page.
well, basically it bypasses the eject routine. You build the harnace and then solder 2 wires onto your drive motor.
What you need...
1) Push Button (Shoulder Button)
2) 3 Way Selector Switch (Turbo Button)
3) 3V Battery pack (Guts from a cycle light)
4) Some Wire (The cable off the pad)
I had an old PC joypad which I dismantled to make the harnace but you can find the parts practically anywhere. Here's how to put them together...
First, solder a wire from pin 1 to pin 6 (Top Left -> Bottom Right) and a wire from pin 3 to pin 4 (Bottom Left -> Top Right) to the 3 way switch.
Then connect the battery leads to pins 2 and 5 (Doesn't matter which way round they go)
From pin 6, solder on another wire and take it to one of the drive motor power points.
From pin 3, solder a wire to 1 side of you push buttom switch, and the take the wire off to the other drive motor connector.
Thats it really, just mount the switch somewhere and enjoy not ripping the drive tray out with the Slide Card ;)
A no-solder chip is not really worth the trouble...you could ruin your ps2, ya know...I wouldn't recommend doing that....
To be honest, it doen't really bother me if I do ruin it, s'not as if PS2's are overly expensive anymore, besides... I have another 2 as backup ;)
Anyone have any idea what pins do what on the V10 reset/eject ribbon? think theres about 9 of them, but not sure without reopening it up...