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PS2 will not power on

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by amac4life, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. amac4life

    amac4life Member

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    I have a version 7 PS2 with a swap magic mod chip installed. After installation, everything worked fine for about four days. Now the system will not power on. Any suggestions?
     
  2. crookery

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    maybe when you soldered the chip in you crossed some wires or something. my dad's an electritian and ive heard many storis of things like that going wrong or overloadingunplug the console all together and check it out
     
  3. amac4life

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    Thanks, but this is a no solder chip.
     
  4. biglog9

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    no solder modchips are knowed to blow fuses
    check fuses
     
  5. amac4life

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    Thx... Will try!
     
  6. miliardo

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    heyo, please if you have any info on this email me at miliardomerquise@gmail.com, i am having the exact same problem
    thx
     
  7. amac4life

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    From what I can tell, the fuses are fine. The PS2 still will not power on. The light on the power button does not even light up.
     
  8. Motomatt

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    Been awhile since I had mine apart but.. Doesn't the power and reset button connect with a ribbon cable or something like that? I seem to remember you having to unplug it or being carefull while taking it apart. I would check that..

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    lets start from the beginning
    what happen when it went out, did it go out while you were playing, just not come up, did you take it apart then it went out, etc.

    also Motomatt your little cartoon is pretty sweet
     
  10. amac4life

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    It worked great for about 4 days. Then one day, it just did not power on. No lights display on the power button or anything.
     
  11. miliardo

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    i got a disc stuck in the cd drive half in half out, do to the disc getting stuck on my finger while swapping, the drive would not eject the disc, i pulled the disc out and manually shut the door the rest of the way then turned the system off, it never turned back on, i totally disassembled the ps2 and one of my friends, i know its not the power supply, fuse, or switch, not the power/eject switch, not the modchip, and i put his working cd drive in mine and it still would not power on, the only conclusion i can come to is the board is shot, anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    you need to check a few things, first the ribbon cable that runs from the reset/eject buttons, make sure there is no damage or that it is not loose, then check the surface mounted fuses with a multi meter, they should conduct and have a resistance of zero, if not then any faulty fuses should be replaced with one of the same value, also have you checked the fuse on the psu?.
     
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    I've checked all but the surface fuses. Thx.
     
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    Fixed. I think my buddy blew the main board. I dropped his CDROM drive into a different machine, and all is well. Thx guys!
     
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    Happy you you figured it out.. Thanks for the complimeants on my sig everyone!

    Matt
     
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    รด_O so you replaced the entire system except for the dvd drive....
     
  17. amac4life

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    Yeah. Bought a machine for fifteen bucks that powered on, but didn't read disks. So I just swapped CDROM drives, and all is well.
     
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    Hi All, I have had the same problem with exactly the same cause. A swop magic non solder chip, after a few days lost all power. I checked the main fuse on the board which was fine. In the end I bought a new power board but that did not fix the problem. Still no power. I have checked all the leads and they all seem to be plugged in and ok.

    Any ideas???
     
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    i replaced the whole system except for teh dvd drive, and the dvd drive blew out the new box, i DO NOT recommend keeping your existing dvd drive
     
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    Damn that's not cool. I was actually thinking of doing just that. Maybe buying a damaged unit and replacing all the power bits one bit at a time until it springs back into life is the way to go then. Thanks for the info
     

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