PS2 modchip - wired incorrectly? (photos)

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  1. Codename PUMA
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    Long story short I made a thread last year that a chipped PS2 I bought doesn't play PS1 games (not even legit ones, unless I turn the modchip off), despite pretty much all attempts at activating PS1 mode (double resets, stuff like that). I got a chipped PS1 to compensate but that's being a bit of a jerk lately and I require a SCART cable with it which means I can only play it on one TV which sucks. So I finally got the courage to rip open the PS2 completely and take photos so I can hopefully get it to play PS1 games once and for all.

    The modchip is a Mars II, and it has "M320-L8" on it. I can't find exact photos of the exact same one, nor am I knowledgeable at all that this should look like other Mars photos. I guess I'm wondering if anyone immediately notices something off:

    Full-photo:
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0012.jpg.html
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0013.jpg.html
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0005.jpg.html

    Zoom in of the chip:
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0014.jpg.html
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0016.jpg.html

    Zoom in of top part:
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0011.jpg.html
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0019.jpg.html (this is rotated)

    Zoom in of the left part:
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0009.jpg.html (w/ the chip itself)
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0006.jpg.html

    Zoom in of right part:
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0008.jpg.html

    Zoom in of the top/right thing:
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0010.jpg.html
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0018.jpg.html
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0007.jpg.html

    The back (the top zoom-in, the left set of wires, goes through the board):
    http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Yeah93/media/Photo-0020.jpg.html


    I'll take more if need be, I don't really have access to a that good a camera though.

    FWIW it plays NTSC, and back up PS2 games perfectly, and I don't need a SCART cable for it to show up in colour.
     
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    Aaaaaaaaaand broke the damn thing. Can't get the controller port ribbon back in on re-assembly. Brilliant.
     
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    I've tried every kind of reset twice/etc method there could possibly be, really. Thanks, though.

    Not that it matters anymore. :( The memory card/controller port is screwed after I had to flat out tape it to the board. The analog light turns on on controllers but it doesn't recognise button presses or memory cards at all. Gonna have a get a new one, looks like.