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DMS3 Trouble Install

Discussion in 'PS2' started by nakanenui, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. nakanenui

    nakanenui Member

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    Please help me with this problem, it is giving me a headache. Heres the deal: I am trying to install the DMS3 in my V8 playstation 2. I followed the instructions to the T and when I plug in to test, I get the black screen of emptyness and I cant hear the cd tray spinning the disc (either back up or original). I checked the connections and visually I do not see anything wrong. Has anyone come across this problem(s) and got it to work. What solder points should I check and recheck to get the cd tray to spin, and then how do I fix the black screen problem. I almost want to give up because its been a month now and after soldering three times a week trying to figure this out, I really am getting a headache. Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me get this to work.
     
  2. Bryan3404

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    I know how you feel. I have the same problem with my version 7 PS2, which is the same way you do the version 8. I also have the blackscreen on boot and the disc doesn't seem to spin at all. I can tell you what other people have told me, but they haven't helped me yet. Ok, make sure that your ground wire is very short, I mean less than a half inch. Make sure you are using 20 gauge wire for the ground and power. Make sure there is no solder in between the bios chip. Make sure that the d and e wires are flat against the chip. I have all of that done right and all my connections look good, but still nothing. Just a question, but where did you get your chip at. I got my DMS3v2 from www.mod-chip.com. I wonder if they are selling bad chips or this thing is just dang picky. If anyone knows how to fix this and lives in Oregon and come fix mine, I will pay you. This thing is driving me crazy and I haven't been abled to play my PS2 for about a month.
     
  3. nakanenui

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    I ordered from www.modchipman.com and so far my chips arent working. I hope they arent faulty, but I need to make sure that my install is correct first and foremost. I bought 5 dms3 chips and I think I burnt the first chip I installed, so I swapped it for a new one from my order. I will keep checking one by one the connections but I cant visibly see anything wrong. It could be cold solder connections, but I cant determine whats wrong. Im going to take the chip out and see if my system still works. Ill try with the shortest possible ground wire afterwards. I have taped all the wires down with electrical tape to keep them in place. Oh, and the chips I got were on green boards. DMS3.com says that the green are originals, but Im not sure how to tell if they are or not. And is there a way to test the chip to see if it works still, so I can salvage the first chip I burned up. THANKS.
     
  4. nakanenui

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    anyone? please help if you can solve these problems. Anyone in the manhattan beach area (CA) that can solder this bastard in for me and get this to work. I would pay a reasonable fee to have my PS2 back.
     

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