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Is my network adapter toast?
Is my network adapter toast? –
I had a hard drive installed in my PS2 for the longest time, until earlier this year it committed suicide. One of the chips on it's controller PCB literally burnt a hole through itself.
I recently tried installing 2 new drives, with no success. The PS2 doesn't even detect them in HDL, uLE HDMAN or anything else for that matter.
The network portion is working fine, I can use SMB in SMS fine etc
The little amber light flickers inside my PS2 when trying to access the drive, but obviously the drive never gets detected. Both drives are listed on the compatibility list by numerous users as working, so that isn't the issue.
Could the drive that committed suicide, have killed the network adapter? I opened it up and took a look at the internals, and nothing appears damaged.
Is it possible there is something loose inside the PS2 itself? Like a ribbon cable? I'm in awe at why the network adapter otherwise works fine.
well it could be blow fuse ..you could open the ps2 and take a look at the motherboard and use Multimeter to check all the fueses
Open it up and checked all the fuses listed on a picture I found for the GH-005 board, they all check out fine.
Any other fuses hiding elsewhere that might cause this?
I'm pretty sure I found the culprit. A leaky ceramic SMD capacitor on the main connector PCB for the network adapter.
Every other cap but this one, charges and holds INF, this one maintains a steady resistance of 117ohms.
Looking at it under a magnifying glass too, it's bulging. It MUST be this.
Edit: Ok I was wrong, I rechecked and it is infact good.
I have however figured out it's a power problem, and nobody probably wants to know or see how I figured it out.
Something like torn apart network adapter, using PS2 upside down ontop of donated bastardized fragging Xbox........hard drive works perfectly in PS2.
Last edited by IJTF_Cinder; 01-08-2009 at 04:37 AM.
Fixed! For anyone who runs into this problem with a V2, check the PS410 fuse on the secondary PCB to the motherboard.
My PS410 fuse was blown, replaced it and my HDD works again.
iam glad it worked for ya and always use replacement do NOT use wires to connect it .dude and its good to replay back when it works ..
and just in case if you need a fuse locations and values on some Motherboards of different PS2 versions here is some diagrams showing Fuses Locations and Values :
Download it here
That ZIP file could use updating, the PS410 fuse I found blown was not on the motherboard itself, but on the secondary PCB on the other side.
A picture and fuse listing isn't available for that inside that ZIP.