[TechAssist] Re: Sony PS2 - Controller Port - No Activity - FIXED

FIXED...

Problem was PS9, a surface mount fuse (replaced with a .5A fuse) which
supplies power to the controller port circuit. Hot swapping the
controller must have caused this problem or the frayed controller wires
which I found during continuity tests. Not sure which, regardless this
unit is 100% and out the door.

This must be a fairly common problem, I wonder how many times people
replace the controller port not knowing that its voltage source is
fused. Hope this helps others who are debugging PS2 controller ports.

Alexandria Electronics
50 Harrison Street
Alexandria, Ontario
K0C-1A0
 
mr_fixit@xxxxxxxxxxxx
 

-----Original Message-----
From: techassist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:techassist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Glenn Larkman
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 11:54 AM
To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Sony PS2 - Controller Port - No Activity

David,

I have had the controller port fail before. Symptom is the unit appears
to
function OK but does not respond to any contoller plugged into either
port.
You can get the controller port and a lot of other info at:

http://www.gameconsolerepair.com/

http://www.vdospecialties.com/

http://www.megagames.com/ps2/ps2_laser_adjustment_scope.shtml

HTH

Glenn Larkman
Audiotech
256 Nth Hwy 101
ENCINITAS CA 92024
760 944 9048
FAX 944 0345
mail to"mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"
"www.audiotech.net"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Lessard" <mr_fixit@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 8:08 AM
Subject: [TechAssist] Sony PS2 - Controller Port - No Activity


Any PS2 technicians out there? I don't do a lot of PS2 repairs and I
could sure use some advise. I need information pertaining to PS2 port
failure (nadaa - nothing - dead). System boots, game loads, and then no
controller functions work. Model is SHCP30001 (V4). I checked ALL the
mainboard fuses and found PS9 "open". It feeds a surface mount 5-volt
regulator which feeds the port controller via a ribbon cable. I put my
ammeter across the fuse, this brought the regulator back (outputting
5-volts to the controller port) however there still remains no port
activity.

Question: Should I see the LED on the controller light up as soon as the
PS2 is powered on? Is it possible the port fried causing fuse PS9 to
open? Has anyone seen this kind of problem before? Any and ALL comments
would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

David.

Alexandria Electronics
50 Harrison Street
Alexandria, Ontario
K0C-1A0
mr_fixit@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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