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Is my PS2 ready for the Junkyard?

Discussion in 'PS2' started by ManiacZX9, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. ManiacZX9

    ManiacZX9 Member

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    I was soldering in a modchip in my v10 ps2. One of the little chips or capacitors or whatever they are would not let the solder stick to it. I guess I left the heat on too long and it lifted off the board.
    Specifically it was the "S" point on this diagram.
    http://www.modchip.ca/install/ps2/chipmod/chipmodimages/chipmod10.jpg

    Is this fixable, or is it junk? What other mainboards will work, will a V9 work in my v10?
     
  2. brad1102

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    Yeah..sorry to say it but you are pretty much screwed. I did, once apon a time - reattach a capacitor (the componant that came off) and rescued the console, but that was pure luck.
     
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    can I run wires off of the solder points on the board where the capacitor was, to a new capacitor and just let it float instead of being attached neatly to the board? Where would I get such a small capacitor? Can you buy them or would I need a dead board and just remove one of the same size/color?
    Thanks.
     
  4. brad1102

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    I tried that once, and I'm an electrical engineer of 4 years - didn't work.

    The mb of the PS2 is too sensitive to replace componants - you either need to reattach the componant or buy a replacement system or mb.

    If you are up to it, try a Walmart exchange. I used to do it once in a while, but can't afford the consequences anymore.
     
  5. ManiacZX9

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    haha, I'll pass on the Walmart trick, I threw out the warranty sticker anyways.
    I don't really understand why it wouldn't work if I just replaced the missing one with the same one off of a different board?
    What does "sensitive" mean? That it's picky on how the items (not sure what the item is called that I melted off) are attached?
    You have a far greater understanding of electrical than me, however I think I still might give it a try though (I'm in denial..hah). The board hasn't been powered up since I made my mistake.

    On another note, does anyone know where I can buy a used or new V10 motherboard?
     
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    I got banned for acting like a little punk :)
     
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