Electrical Question

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Electrical Question

Post by ellison » November 10th, 2016, 1:27 pm

I'm going to install wireless internal wireless controller receivers and memory cards in my PlayStation. This question may be stupid, but I'd figure I'd run it by the people that more about the PlayStation and electricity than me. I removed the board from the controller/memory port and want to know if I can use the metal plate above the motherboard as the case ground for the controller/memory board.

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Re: Electrical Question

Post by Shadow » November 10th, 2016, 1:56 pm

What metal case are you talking about exactly, and what is your PSX model number?
Development Console: SCPH-5502 with 8MB RAM, MM3 Modchip, PAL 60 Colour Modification (for NTSC), PSIO Switch Board, DB-9 breakout headers for both RGB and Serial output and an Xplorer with CAETLA 0.34.

PlayStation Development PC: Windows 98 SE, Pentium 3 at 400MHz, 128MB SDRAM, DTL-H2000, DTL-H2010, DTL-H201A, DTL-S2020 (with 4GB SCSI-2 HDD), 21" Sony G420, CD-R burner, 3.25" and 5.25" Floppy Diskette Drives, ZIP 100 Diskette Drive and an IBM Model M keyboard.

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Re: Electrical Question

Post by ellison » November 11th, 2016, 7:22 am

There are spots on the back of the controller port board that were soldered to the sheet metal around the controller port assembly. I assumed that was for a ground. I want to know if I can use the metal plate above the mother board and under the laser assembly as the ground that I removed from the controller assembly.

I have a 5501.

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Re: Electrical Question

Post by Shadow » November 12th, 2016, 11:50 am

Mate, your wording is confusing. Is it this one,
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this one,
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or this one (outlined in red)?
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Development Console: SCPH-5502 with 8MB RAM, MM3 Modchip, PAL 60 Colour Modification (for NTSC), PSIO Switch Board, DB-9 breakout headers for both RGB and Serial output and an Xplorer with CAETLA 0.34.

PlayStation Development PC: Windows 98 SE, Pentium 3 at 400MHz, 128MB SDRAM, DTL-H2000, DTL-H2010, DTL-H201A, DTL-S2020 (with 4GB SCSI-2 HDD), 21" Sony G420, CD-R burner, 3.25" and 5.25" Floppy Diskette Drives, ZIP 100 Diskette Drive and an IBM Model M keyboard.

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Re: Electrical Question

Post by ellison » November 12th, 2016, 12:13 pm

That is correct.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: Electrical Question

Post by Shadow » November 12th, 2016, 5:55 pm

ellison wrote:That is correct.
I'm sorry, what one is correct exactly?
Development Console: SCPH-5502 with 8MB RAM, MM3 Modchip, PAL 60 Colour Modification (for NTSC), PSIO Switch Board, DB-9 breakout headers for both RGB and Serial output and an Xplorer with CAETLA 0.34.

PlayStation Development PC: Windows 98 SE, Pentium 3 at 400MHz, 128MB SDRAM, DTL-H2000, DTL-H2010, DTL-H201A, DTL-S2020 (with 4GB SCSI-2 HDD), 21" Sony G420, CD-R burner, 3.25" and 5.25" Floppy Diskette Drives, ZIP 100 Diskette Drive and an IBM Model M keyboard.

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Re: Electrical Question

Post by ellison » November 14th, 2016, 11:30 am

I removed the one in red and the one above it. I want to solder the points where those two used to be soldered onto the controller/memory card board to the metal plate your holding in the first picture.

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Re: Electrical Question

Post by Shadow » November 14th, 2016, 11:37 am

Yes you can solder to those points.
Development Console: SCPH-5502 with 8MB RAM, MM3 Modchip, PAL 60 Colour Modification (for NTSC), PSIO Switch Board, DB-9 breakout headers for both RGB and Serial output and an Xplorer with CAETLA 0.34.

PlayStation Development PC: Windows 98 SE, Pentium 3 at 400MHz, 128MB SDRAM, DTL-H2000, DTL-H2010, DTL-H201A, DTL-S2020 (with 4GB SCSI-2 HDD), 21" Sony G420, CD-R burner, 3.25" and 5.25" Floppy Diskette Drives, ZIP 100 Diskette Drive and an IBM Model M keyboard.

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