PS2 portable!!

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

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PS2 portable!!

Post by gannon » Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:54 pm

Yeah, first here (on this thread at least)
Any how, I reduce the thickness of my ps2 to around 1 inch.
The nice part is that it still has a usb port, I don't think I'm going to be using firewire, so I'll probably not keep the port.

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Post by The Zydeco King » Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:37 am

Looks like it's comming along very well. Those are some very nice projects on your site.
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Post by poppe » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:29 am

the firwire port is used for link play between two PS2 systems. if you do not plan on ever doing that then removing the firwire port would work

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Post by gannon » Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:42 pm

Ok, here a a couple of images of my ps2 right now.
I removed the usb port I had on before, and I'm going to replace it with a usb header board for a computer.
Overall it's around 1.5 inches thick. I'm hoping to be able to cut that down a little by modding the dvd drive. That way I'll have more room for the screen, although, if I do make it load like the ps1, I'll probably change the design, allthough I'm trying to keep the heatsink away from the controller area.
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Post by The Zydeco King » Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:16 am

How long does your PS2 portable last, running off of those 2 RC car battery packs?
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Post by gannon » Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:26 am

Let's see, I would say that it should last 1 1/2 to 2 hours if I'm lucky.
What I want to do is get enough battery life with the screen to be able to watch a movie with it, but then I'll need larger batteries.

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Post by dragonhead » Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:12 pm

make it load PSp style with the cd clip thing. because tray drives dont work well when being moved around

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Post by Moose Jr. » Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:01 am

The PS2 doesn't have clips on the spindle to hold the CD in position. I think that feature was exclusive to the PSOne.

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Post by gannon » Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:13 am

Yeah, but I could replace the spindle part with one from my broken cd player.
I did that to fix my friends playstation once and it worked fine, so I don't see why not.

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Post by The Zydeco King » Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:46 pm

liksang sells these.
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http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?catego ... cts_id=629&
But $4.90 is a bit much.
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Post by poppe » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:22 pm

you should get a ps2 flip top cover and modifiy it to work with your portable.

http://www.ps2cover.com/

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Post by gannon » Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:14 pm

yeah, but I've only seen them for around $35.
And since I'll be using a different case, I think I'd rather build my own.

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Post by gannon » Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:31 pm

hmmmm..... expected dimensions are H=10.5", W=6", and D=1.5-2"

I'll be using the normal heatsinks w/o the shielding, and I made the dvd drive as small as possible.
One thing that I have to do is get new ribbon cables for the dvd drive and controller port, right now they just aren't long enough.

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Post by gannon » Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:23 pm

well, I got tired of trying to fix my ps2 mb, so I bought another ps2 off of ebay. I got it for around $53 after shipping. All that's wrong with it is the cd tray and the case is in bad condition. Luckily in my portable I won't be using either of those, so it doesn't really effect me.
Now all that I'm wondering is what version mb it has. If it's a V3 that's great, if it's a V4 that's also great. Any other version isn't bad, but either of those two would be the best.

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Post by poppe » Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:34 pm

I was using a Version 3 PS2 for my Portable. Here are the pictures of the V3 motherboard.

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