the PS2 (old) board, too big for life

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the PS2 (old) board, too big for life

Post by demonofaj » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:21 pm

does anyone know a way to compact the PS2 board

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Post by bicostp » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:23 pm

There isn't really any easy way to make motherboards for anything but the 2600 any smaller.

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Post by demonofaj » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:52 pm

That brings the question of how they made the slimline??? :?: oh way, has anyone held a mobo of PS2 in their hands and if yes is it heavy

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Post by peppers » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:00 pm

its not that hevy and the slims motherboard is about the same size as the old ones I do modchip installs so ive held meny
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Post by cennar » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:03 pm

demonofaj wrote:That brings the question of how they made the slimline??? :?: oh way, has anyone held a mobo of PS2 in their hands and if yes is it heavy
not even a little.. its a new build for an out dated console, think it would be ezy to get more modern smaller parts for it?
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Post by peppers » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:12 pm

not realy its prosessers are costom and to get um smaller they would have to develop it there dam selfs witch would cost to much money and its outher compoints have not changed in size in a long time and probubley wont
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Post by eastsider_1 » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:17 am

I am curretntly in the middle of making the BIG PS2 "mobile". This means that i can have a powerful battery pack to power a compacted ps2 and a 7" LCD screen currently on its way from ebay {only $38} :D and the pack is soldered to a ps2 switch and that is soldered to the main power switch, this way i can cut the power to the battery and play from a 12VDC cigarrette lighter or from the ps2 wall adapter. i dont have a camera to show u guys what excatly i mean. i have also made the components fit more tiightly together so that the PS2 goes from around 4" to 2.5" Nice fit. I'll be sure to post pics later on when its almost done. :D

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Post by nos_slived » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:27 am

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Post by eastsider_1 » Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:08 am

sorry, just trying to find an S2000 that isnt HUGE. Sorry for the pain in the a**. :oops:

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Post by nos_slived » Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:14 am

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Post by Sparkfist » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:24 am

Ok first the PS2 mobo isnt heavy the heatsink that Sony uses is. Now if you going to make a portable out of the older PS2 go with the v3 models, these are small and have two boards so you dont have as many issues about langth and width.

As for how they made the PS2 slim. I think they murged the two MIPS cpus together, there uses to be one for PSone games and one for the PS2 games I'm guessing they are now one.
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Post by atkafighter » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:57 am

The boards themselves are close to same size in comparison but the pstwo doesnt have a huge dvd rom, power supply with huge heatsinks, no unused expansion port, and smaller controll ports. Wonder why they dont just make consoles small the first time oh wait a minute i do they want you to buy two consoles

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Post by EvilnessNMyVeins » Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:19 am

But wasn't the expansion port used for the FFXI Harddrive so it wasn't completely useless but taking that out saved a large amount of space. Also no motor for a front loading disc drive helped it out as well.

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Post by demonofaj » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:08 pm

well remember gannons modded PS2, wait wasn't it slimline.
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