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Discussion in 'Saturn' started by Cloud121, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. Cloud121

    Cloud121 Member

    ####, I just broke my mod-chip. he blue wire broke off the chip. It's soldered onto the CD board perfectly. So is the red wire (it broke off while soldering, so my dad re-soldered. pretty solid). Thankfully where the wire was pre-soldered, there's still solder there. So it's "marked" where my dad needs to re-solder. Anyone else ever broken they're mod-chip? Can I just unplug the chip outta the ribbon slot, and plug the ribbon directly into the slot and play my commercial games? If I did that would I have to de-solder the red wire from the power source?
     
  2. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    "####, I just broke my mod-chip. he blue wire broke off the chip."

    Unless it took the pad with it, your board is probably fine.

    "Can I just unplug the chip outta the ribbon slot, and plug the ribbon directly into the slot and play my commercial games?"

    I don't see any reason why you couldn't.

    "If I did that would I have to de-solder the red wire from the power source?"

    Not really. Without a ground connection it shouldn't draw any current anyway (aside from capacitor charging).
     
  3. Supergrom

    Supergrom Member

    ummm, how did you break it? if you have a mod, and its installed and working, why dont you leave it alone?
     
  4. Cloud121

    Cloud121 Member

    I was looking at ways I could remove the metal protecting the motherboard without hitting the red wire (like I said, it's a stretch) so I can do the 50/60 switch (that is if I have to, I don't know if I have to do that in order to get the VCD card I want to work) My hand struck the blue wire while looking at it and it broke off. No Steep Slope Sliders for a week :(

    (Edited by Cloud121 at 11:53 pm on Feb. 16, 2002)
     
  5. megametalgreymon

    megametalgreymon New Member

    theres a really simple solution to the wire routing

    make the wire longer

    mine wouldn t even reach from the mboard to the power socket anyway when i got it, so i just soldered another length onto it, problem solved
     

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