Reflowing modbo 5.0, did I kill this ps2?

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  1. HaloSlayer255

    HaloSlayer255 Active Member

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    Hello all,

    Recently tried using a ps2 of mine as a test bed for modchips. Tested a few modbo 4.0 with success. And moved on to a modbo 5.0 chip. I tried reflowing this and must have had a bridge on the chip itself. The PS2 would turn off immediately after powering on, however all the fuses work perfectly. The ps2 will now power on but shows no graphics output. Disks attempt to spin but stop on this console. I have removed the power and ground wires to the modchip and still nothing.

    Did I inadvertently kill this ps2? Any tips for reflowing these chips in the future? This is my reflow rework station: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Soldering-...n+complete+set&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0 I also have these: https://www.amazon.com/Beemoon-Illu...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07CZ793N2
     
  2. Nully

    Nully Gutsy Member

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    I'm no expert, but when that happens to me it's because the BIOS pads are bridged somewhere. I'm not sure what you're actually saying you did though, you mean resoldered the wires?
     
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    Hi Nully,

    Thanks for the reply. Checked the BIOS wires and they are good. This is a link to the work: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rinb1a1ie8hs278/AACY9G7FVqKqv9rpHgq23hKja?dl=0 under Version 16 GH-062-12 White and Red wires Date Code 8A Silver.

    I mean that I did a reflow on the modchip itself and must have had traces bridged on the center piece. Its the component with legs on all four sides on it, not the flash chip or any of the capacitors/resistors.

    Anyways checked the chip itself for any bridges and they are removed now, so I must have fried this console. Will keep for more soldering practice, but would still like to see if I can salvage it if possible.
     

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