Portable PS2 Build, *Pics inside*

Includes PS2, Xbox 1, GameCube (but not the Phantom Game Console)

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Portable PS2 Build, *Pics inside*

Post by dunks0r » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:23 am

Hi Guys,

Well its come, i have been a member for ages, but barely posted, instead reading every little scrap i could on the forums, and waiting every few months for ben to release a new portable.

I did attempt a gamecube build, but got thrown off due to battery concerns. But now that ps2 prices have gone down quite a bit i have taken the plunge and bought one, and with only having bought one game have decided to portablise it.

I have a basic idea what i want to do, currently at the moment the screen is still unmodded as is the ps2, but have got it running off batteries as a start. Just running it to see how much life i will get out of them with no led mod. (that said i will be modding it, as its been running for 45mins now and the battery reads half(ish)

I know there is so many posts here than start with the ps2 build but fade off, I reaaaaaly reaaaaly want a portable ps2 so hopefully in for the long haul.

Anything to look out for let me know :)

(and yes i know the screen is green, hoping to fix that via a matrix modchip)

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Post by dunks0r » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:04 am

Well powered up and playing FFX and watching about 10mins of a dvd and a PS2 demo disc it has been powered for just under 2 hours, which im pretty happy about.

Im hoping the led mod will allow a extra 30mins or so.

Tommorow i shall tackle the relocation of the dvd motor cable and dvd position motor thing and update how it all went.

Stay tuned! getting excited about this now!

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Post by davicoro » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:33 am

2 hours you say???

can you give me some information of where to buy that battery that you are using...

i need one of those batteries that last long

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Re: Portable PS2 Build, *Pics inside*

Post by davicoro » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:46 am

dunks0r wrote:and yes i know the screen is green, hoping to fix that via a matrix modchip
while you wait for it you can try this...
this let you switch from RBG to Composite an viceversa anytime you want... is a great and cheap option...
RBG for games
Composite for Movies
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remember to put ground

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Post by Indigno » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:57 am

Two hours of battery life? Wow, I'm impressed. You'll have to post a link to that battery you have there.
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Post by Harshboy » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:20 am

It looks like the one at Wal-Mart (Which i always say "Damn, i want that :lol: "

Anyway, i'm putting my GCp reconstruction on hold right now and for Christmas me and my Dad will attempt to make a PSTwo Portable

EDIT: I edited the picture with ground too for you lazy people. Here ya go:

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Post by Harshboy » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:22 pm

I'm not double posting...

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Post by Krepticor » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:42 pm

an LED Mod will give you more than 30min extra

The LEDs only draw about 300 MA and the incandesent tube takes about 750 MA
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Post by Klefmung » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:46 pm

I like this guy. He doesn't come in saying "omfg giv me defineshun of dis," he comes, reads, and builds. Then he tells us about it.
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Post by davicoro » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:15 pm

Harshboy wrote:EDIT: I edited the picture with ground too for you lazy people. Here ya go:
Im not lazy... i made that diagram :D

just one wire is all you need for ground... one ground on the screen to one ground to the pstwo... just use a fat wire, the same size used for power.

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Post by Krepticor » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:49 pm

I agree Klefmung
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Post by dunks0r » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:09 am

Wow...

now i know why no1 else aside from ben has done a east-west configuration ps2, As relocating those connectors is HARD!

I was thinking i could relocate both connectors in 3hrs or so, its taken that just to get this far!

Popped open the case and taken all junk off the logic board, very carefully taken out the dvd unit and desoldered the motor power cable.

I'm going to have to get a set of tweezers before i go any further as these ide cables are tiny. and i need to be able to hold it there while i solder.

But so far so goods, im hoping to finish the motor cable and at least have half of the access cable done on saturday or before ive only got a few hours a day i can spend on this, but happy with the progress so far.

Innocent PS2
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Exposed Innards
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DVD drive removed
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Everything else removed
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DVD drive in its new home
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The cables have this far to go
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TINY LITTLE BUGGER!
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Bluetack is underated
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Bluetack is very underated
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Post by dunks0r » Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:11 am

Nearly forgot, heres the link to the battery.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Universal-Portab ... dZViewItem

Nice and easy guys to deal with too, im tempted to get a second one and have some way to replace them like a clip on battery?

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Post by Skyone » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:29 am

:) Looking good. You can do the clip on thing, or build a socket for them.
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