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PS2 Do It Yourself Guide - PAGE 1

- Sunday, February 15th, 2004 Like Share






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XenosagaMan Jun 10, 05
Need help with cleaning my PS2 Lens. I do have a cleaning kit.
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manifesto305 Jul 12, 05
Great guide, but it didnt cover the issue that im having with my V7 ps2. heres the deal, when i turn it on it turns on fine but ive noticed that the fan doesnt turn on, usually as soon as the ps2 is powered on youll hear the fan humming, in my case, i dont see the fan moving at all.. anyways, it lets me play games for a brief 5-10 minute period, than it shuts off by itself and the Red led light starts to flash repeatedly. i assumed my fan was done, so i oardered a replacement fan from richspart.com and when it got to me, i installed the fan correctly, yet it still doesnt turn on! what else can i look for or how can i solve this issue?
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VeGiTAX2 Jul 12, 05
Been trying to experiment with the V5/V7 model recently and have actually been able to address this issue with the board.

The fan death can actually mean one of two things. 1 the fan has died or 2 the PS5 fuse on the board has gone south (the PS5 fuse handles the fan specifically) you should be able to do a special order with Rich to get one. It will require that you verify the specific chip that PS5 area uses since Sony has been so lovely as to use a variety of fuses in each generation >_<

V5's for the most part us a 0.7v S7 fuse but I can't guarantee that it will be the same for you. Keep in mind that you will have to solder in a new chip to replace the dead one. People have alternate methods but I wouldn't suggest pursuing them since the system is designed the way it is for a reason.
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manifesto305 Jul 12, 05
thanks for the fast response, do you mind showing me exactly where the fuse for the fan is located? because i dont think option one refers to me since i just ordered this new ps2 v7 fan from richparts. if you can pretty much show me the area where i would have to solder this i would gladly appreciate it.. never have soldered so this is going to be tricky;(. thanks again
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VeGiTAX2 Jul 13, 05
Only picture I could find of that mainboard but it should show you where to look.

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manifesto305 Jul 13, 05
VeGiTAX2, you dont know how much i appreciate your help, thanks you so much.. my friend and I are going to attempt to fix this fuse, im going to check to see where i can find this infamous PS5 Fuse. thanks again
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manifesto305 Jul 13, 05
What about if i buy the USB fan, will it stop my ps2 from shutting off? this is the fan that im talking about
http://www.richspsxparts.com/usbfan.html
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VeGiTAX2 Jul 14, 05
I've pondered using that as an alternative for those that get a blown PS5 but I don't have one to test out at the moment so I can't verify if the flow would be sufficient or not. The thing about the rear fan is that it pulls air from the bottom and from the heatsink on top of the board. =/
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manifesto305 Jul 14, 05
well richpsxparts gave me an estimate of $40 for the repair including shipping. so i might have to go with that since i have no soldering skills.. seems like this a too technical problem that i dont see myself dealing with. thanks for the breakdown on my problem, like that i really pin pointed the problem to richpsxparts.com.
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Seathswift Jul 18, 05
My PS2 has been humming strange like for a while and wont play any discs. I've used this guide and nothing has worked, so far only thing I can guess is that the lens slide, or whatever its called, isn't working properly. If anyone thinks they know a procedure to fix this problem, please send an explanation at [link name=seathswift@yahoo.com][/link].

Also if someone has a diagram for the power/reset ribbon that'd be great, buddy just messed up his ribbon trying to perform surgery.

Thanks
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nightwind4 Jul 21, 05
Hi. I am new here, but I have been searching for a solution to my PS2 V7 for a long time. My V7 uses a HD7 lens, and this lens got fried a couple of months back, so I changed the lens. After changing the lens everything was fine... for 5 hours. When I went back to try playing a game again the ps2 couldn't read discs again. (DRE) It can, however, enter the browser so its not a BIOS problem. Since then I have tried changing a new lens again, changing the lens level and changing the optical flex ribbon, but nothing works.

A point to note.. Upon looking at the ps2 starting up with the cover removed, it seems like the disc starts spinning very late, ie when the glowing orbs are swirling around the screen against a dark blue background, the disc just starts to spin.

I'm just so close to changing the entire damn optical block... What should I do? Any help would be very much appreciated as other guide authors and forums declined to reply..
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JAY1JAY1 Jul 21, 05
I OPENED MY PS2 TO FIX MY STUCK DISC TRAY. I ENDED UP REMOVING THE SILVER WIRE THAT ON THE INSIDE FROM IT BASE BY ACCIDENT. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO RECONNECT IT?
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VeGiTAX2 Jul 21, 05
Nightwind:

From the sound of things it could be a snake motor issue or possibly the drive control chip going out. I know this was quite a problem on the V0 models.

Only thing here is that you noted that the bios can be entered. Haven't worked with a V7 with a dead control chip yet so I can't comment too much on it.

Jay1jay1:

If the silver cable is still connected to the reset/eject mechanism then you should only need to take off the bottom and connect it into the slot on the mainboard. If you look at the image above of the V7 board it would be something like that white connector. Be careful with the re-insertion of it as it is a fragile connection.
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JAY1JAY1 Jul 24, 05
THNX FOR ALL THE HELP. I FIXED IT AND EVERTHING IS WORKING.
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riyazbabu Jul 28, 05
Dear Veg,

Thanks for the info. The Article is very interesting. I also need another help I have a Blown out 10000 series power board. I would like to know the Power - Voltage, Current and pinout details of the powerboard since I thoght that I could do an external power solution.

Thanks.
Babu[link name=][/link]Riyaz
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