Wiring Thread

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by Nully, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Nully

    Nully Dauntless Member

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    Let us keep practicing until we can churn out something as good as Jinn. Rate/hate and debate!

    I just installed this Mayumi V4 on a PU-18. Not the best that I've done, but I've only attempted to make something pleasant looking twice now. The chip looks a little gross because it's been installed about 10 times in other systems.

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    Here is my first wireless XenoGC install, I'll never go back to using wires again.

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  2. TheRealPhoenix

    TheRealPhoenix Spoken Language: French & English

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    One of my first modchip on a PS2 (V3) around 2006/2007

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  3. MaxWar

    MaxWar <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    Woah, you guys are pretty good.
    I think I am decent at soldering, my stuff usually works and is solid enough but it is not that pretty.
    Here is something I did recently. Repaired a super game boy.
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    Some very cramped soldering on a Game gear, the picture does not do justice to how small the area is.
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  4. Nully

    Nully Dauntless Member

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    There is definitely a lot more to be done with the wiring in a PS2. That was my first (a PS2) that I actually spent awhile on to look organized as I usually just had rat nests held down with electrical tape though I don't have a picture of it anymore.
     
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    awesome work!
     
  6. Nully

    Nully Dauntless Member

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    I definitely need to buy one of those "helping hands". I tried something new, I routed one of the wires through the legs of the IC, I think that it turned out okay. I know that my wires need to be less stripped though.

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  7. Mechagouki

    Mechagouki Site Supporter 2013,2014,2015

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    The importance of a good iron should be stressed here, Xeno GC direct mount is a PITA with a cheap iron, and working in newer stuff requires fast precise heat.
     
  8. Segata Sanshiro

    Segata Sanshiro speedlolita

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    Just installed a Mayumi v4 in a PU-18 board too.

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    Using a crap iron, really need something better.
     
  9. MobCat

    MobCat Test and sort ALL THE THINGS! ^__^/

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    This is my first ever ps1 mod chip install
    Its a mess and i can do better but my old tools got stolen and i'm using a soldering iron for a super market and so on for making up excuses.
    I still have no idea how this one worked looking like that but hay everyone has to start somewhere and hopefully soon i will get better tools and more ps1 that people dont mind if i kill and i can improve

    As a side note im not new to modding, iv spent years doing original xboxs but you just have to solder to header pins for that and i had better tools back then so they where ok this on the other hand, this is a mess :(

    My tips to my self for this would be
    Buy some IPA and spray and prep the board down first (i didn't have any on hand when doing this -__-')
    Solder to the chip, route the wire then solder to the motherboard. Not the other way around
    Find a better way of stripping kynar. If anyone has any tips for that that would be awesome
     

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  10. Mord.Fustang

    Mord.Fustang Fiery Member

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    ^ for first ever install it's not the worst. Could've made the wires slightly shorter. Gotta start somewhere, right?

    Did something spill on the bottom right side of that board?
     
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  11. nold

    nold Active Member

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    I hope you guys are ready for this! I've also used kynar for years. But i really dislike it now, since i've found my way to magnet wire! (Mostly AWG38 in this images, I would recommend AWG34 for "normal" mods):

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    (Long wires & Hot-glue were temporary for testing ^^)

    It's just so easy to use, cause you don't need to strip the wires. Just presolder them & the shielding will melt.
     
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  12. MobCat

    MobCat Test and sort ALL THE THINGS! ^__^/

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    Yeah pre bending with needle nose pliers
    This is my 2ed one i did today
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    Turned out much nicer but could be better if i wasn't using the supermarket brick of a soldering iron

    And yeah that first ps1 it seamed like someone split cola in it like 10 years ago and cockroaches ate the residue and died inside it so that was fun to clean but all part of the job but i ran out if IPA to do the board :(


    Isent that the wire thats inside headphone cables? i could never get the ends to melt or tin..
     
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    i dont have any pictures right now but i did wire up a mod chip for a 1.6 xbox rebuilding the lpc which is not easy lol but i plan to do another one soon to donate the console to some people who can use it more than me.
     
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  15. CZroe

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    Mayumi v4 8-wire in a PSone PM-41 (2) (A)
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    Full res: https://i.imgur.com/V6GTxCO.jpg

    Thought I'd try it this way when I was having trouble in a PM-41 (A) board (still didn't work) and thought I try it that way again when transfering it to a PM-41 (2) (A) board (works). No clue why it didn't work in the PM-41 (A) board. I tried two different PM-41 (2) (A) boards and two different chips and the 12F chips simply did not work in the PM-41 (A) board... neither of them. They both worked in the PM-41 (2) (A) boards. Perhaps there's something to the claims of others who tell me that the 12F is sometimes more problematic than the 12C, only it's tied to the PSone board rev.

    Here it is temporarily installed in a PM-41 (A) board:
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    Full res: https://i.imgur.com/hPNr3Xy.jpg

    That clock wire is so short it practically doesn't exist, which should result in a rock-solid Mayumi install. Going to try it with a 12C chip next.
     
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    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    Some of these are old, but you get the point.
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  18. Nully

    Nully Dauntless Member

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    This thread is supposed to be safe for work! @Bad_Ad84

    I really wish I had the brains to focus my camera. It's funny in my OP I said I hated the wire install; well after having to remove the QSB install and lifting a few pads I swore I'd never bother with that again.

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    N64 Advanced Install
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  20. Mord.Fustang

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    ^ electronics porn
     
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