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Messiah install gone bad

Discussion in 'PS2' started by hashhole, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. hashhole

    hashhole Guest

    Well I got about halfway through my Messiah2 Pro install, and realized that it was way past may skill level. I undid the few wires that I did, including a couple on the dvd controller chip, and put it all back together. Now when I turn on the ps2, I just get a black screen....? The tray opens and closes, and the lights come on, but thats about it. Any ideas on what to check first?
  2. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

    Jan 7, 2003
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    Re-check ALL your previous joints....

    Check for:

    Dry joints where you removed the wires (no solder joining leg to pad)
    Solder shorts across the Bios pins - this is common - and also dry joints there.

    Finally re-check the membrane cable from motherboard to reset/eject button - make sure it is inserted correctly BOTH ends and also that there are no tears in it - could also check continuity of the cable using a dvm...

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