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Failed mod chip install -- am I screwed?

Discussion in 'PS2' started by arantius, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. arantius

    arantius Member

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    Version 7 PS2. Mars 3 chip.
    Based off of this guide:
    http://arantius.info/ps2/mars3_3900x.jpg
    I did this install:
    http://arantius.info/ps2/front-small.jpg (421k)
    http://arantius.info/ps2/back-small.jpg (79k)
    or bigger images:
    http://arantius.info/ps2/front-large.png (9.9M)
    http://arantius.info/ps2/back-large.png (2.4M)

    I've triple checked that pins D-I connect to the proper pads. I've checked continuity across each of the wires. I've checked there is no continuity across pins B-C and V-R. I've completely disassembled and reassembled the thing two times, after the first try.

    When the PS2 is in standby, the power light flashes rapidly, with no pattern, between green and red, and occasionally going to orange. When I press the power/reset button the light goes steady green, but nothing else happens. After pressing and/or holding the power button a few times, the fan and eject light will come on. In a few moments the dvd drive will spin at a high speed. The eject button will usually not eject the tray, but after a few resets it sometimes will. There is no video signal except occasionally a pure black screen, no audio except occasionally a few click/scratch noises.

    I'm at a loss. Am I just screwed or is there something I can try to make it work?
     
  2. arantius

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    Nobody has any idea?
     
  3. lucifer69

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    did you cannect the two grounds or if you thing you did everything right maybe the modchip is not working
    becuase in the pictures everything looks good
     
  4. arantius

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    Thank you for your comments.

    You're saying I'm supposed to solder a wire connecting GND1 to GND2? I definetly did not do that, there's nothing mentioning that in the instructions I got.
     

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