Worklog An attempt to recreate the PS2 PCB

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I think it's a good idea, not sure on the difficulty to make the necessary changes to accommodate the Mod, this would bring very high quality picture to the already amazing project you're creating.
 
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Amazing! Would love to see your process of transplanting the chips if you were willing to share.
 
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After examining the PS2 boards, I decided to try to recreate the PCB as a way of learning, I'm still routing the PCB and trying to reduce its size, this is the PS2 79003 pcb, but I already have the ps2 90010 layout ready.

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Firstly, I cannot believe the level of detail and attention this has, it's amazing to see!
Would you be releasing any of your workings at all?

I've taken upon myself the task of trying to do the same thing, but with the Microsoft original Xbox.
 
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After so much time designing and reviewing the boards, the time has come to assemble the components on each one. In this first phase of the project, so that everything goes correctly, I made the decision to assemble the board with the original PS2 components, for the initial tests of this first prototype, not an easy task, however, with the certainty that everything is being done correctly. . I will update the work log periodically, if you want to know anything about any phase of the project, feel free to ask.

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Hello friend, it's good to know that you are also Brazilian, if you need any tips with BGA soldering just call, I worked with technical assistance in video games for almost 10 years, I did a lot of reballing, are you going to use a grill?
 
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Those alternate footprints for the BIOS chip are very interesting. Are you attempting to use newer chips? sort of like those new Dreamcast BIOS mods?
 
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Those alternate footprints for the BIOS chip are very interesting. Are you attempting to use newer chips? sort of like those new Dreamcast BIOS mods?
That's right, there is a great mind hidden in the shadows lol, who is working on incredible mods for the PS2, and one of these mods consists of a new BIOS with the OPL already integrated and some modifications that allow the removal of the Mechacon, DSP and chip network, as this board is a prototype that is used for experiments and use on a PS2 portable, I have already integrated everything into a PCB.
 
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That's right, there is a great mind hidden in the shadows lol, who is working on incredible mods for the PS2, and one of these mods consists of a new BIOS with the OPL already integrated and some modifications that allow the removal of the Mechacon, DSP and chip network, as this board is a prototype that is used for experiments and use on a PS2 portable, I have already integrated everything into a PCB.
Okay yea... I've definitely been away too long... Who the heck is this @Tschicki, and what the heck does he do if this is how he does his hobbies!? I best look at some of those integrations myself! Looks like we may be on the verge of a renaissance in PS2 modding.
 
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Okay yea... I've definitely been away too long... Who the heck is this @Tschicki, and what the heck does he do if this is how he does his hobbies!? I best look at some of those integrations myself! Looks like we may be on the verge of a renaissance in PS2 modding.
The person responsible for the BIOS mod is nicknamed "Epaminondas".
 
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hello, I just started studying the structure of the board, and I had this question, did I understand correctly that the places located in the wiring of the chip, which are empty, do not necessarily have to be copied to the final board?
They don't need to be copied. When developing a project it is common to include possible components that may be used, I did this myself on the boards I am developing, as the first ones are prototypes, this is done, then the work is perfected and generally something is left out due to laziness or because it would be a lot of work to remove what will not be used, so you don't need to copy the empty pads, but you have to be careful and not eliminate the tracks that despite having these pads, these tracks can still be used.
 
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Их не нужно копировать. При разработке проекта использовались дополнительные компоненты, которые могут быть использованы, я это делал сам на разрабатываемых платформах, так как первые прототипы, это делается, потом работа оттачивается и вообще что-то упускается из-за из-за лени или потому, что удалить то, что не будет использоваться, будет большим трудом, поэтому не нужно копировать пустые площадки, но нужно соблюдать осторожность и не удалять дорожки, которые, несмотря на наличие этих площадок, эти дорожки еще можно использовать.
Thank you. I just decided to recreate the ps2 GH-072-42 anew for self-development and because I cut off several tracks when I made a mistake while removing the chip. it was a pity to throw it away, but there was nothing else to do with the board, then I started looking for information about board clones for ps2, realizing that there was no one hundred percent cloning, I started looking for what I could do, then I came across this forum and, after looking at the work of others, I decided to make a clone myself, but since I have no experience at all, I understand that the path will be long and with a lot of mistakes and questions

and I forgot to ask are slim 7000 and slim 9000 processors compatible?

I'm sorry for the mistakes, I translate through Google because I don't know English well
 
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Thank you. I just decided to recreate the ps2 GH-072-42 anew for self-development and because I cut off several tracks when I made a mistake while removing the chip. it was a pity to throw it away, but there was nothing else to do with the board, then I started looking for information about board clones for ps2, realizing that there was no one hundred percent cloning, I started looking for what I could do, then I came across this forum and, after looking at the work of others, I decided to make a clone myself, but since I have no experience at all, I understand that the path will be long and with a lot of mistakes and questions

and I forgot to ask are slim 7000 and slim 9000 processors compatible?

I'm sorry for the mistakes, I translate through Google because I don't know English well
On the PS2 slim, only the PS2 7900X and 9000X are compatible, the schematics are 98% identical.
 

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En la PS2 slim, sólo las PS2 7900X y 9000X son compatibles, los esquemas son 98% idénticos.
¡El trabajo que hizo es increíble! ¡Me sorprendió 100%! ¡Ingeniería inversa y todo ese trabajo! Ahora mi duda ¿utilizará 7.3v en toda la placa? ¡He visto colegas que ejecutaron el sistema a 5v y funcionan bastante bien! así que estudie solo el dac de audio y el joystick usan 7.3v; Los motores vibratorios usan 5v aunque los joysticks llegan a 7v, el procesador envía 5v a una resistencia y esta baja su voltaje en un 40%, llegando al motor con un mínimo de 0,60v y un máximo de 3,08v. ¡Vibración! y lo negativo o masa es la variable!, lo positivo va directo! Y mi última pregunta, ¿se venderán las planchas o limas? ¡Tengo muchas ganas de trasplantar todo a tu creación! ya que tengo varios 90k para probar! Ahora mismo estoy armando uno pero recortado! ¡Y me resulta un poco difícil sin microscopio!
 
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