1. Herr_Noobien

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    I have a modded 70002 slim ps2. I noticed that there is a yellow/orange light coming out of the front vent (right next to the IR sensor). Is this a modchip thing or is it normal? I also noticed that it switches off sometimes while I'm playing (but backups continue to run normally).
     
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    I don't recall any lights showing through the vent on mine when I had one, although it's been a long time since I had it. A lot of chips do have a led of some sort on it, so it wouldn't surprise me if it's that.

    The shutting down while playing sounds like a laser protection fix. 70002 is either a v12 or 13. V12 consoles have a fault that can cause the laser to burn out, a few of the fixes that are normally installed with chips on that model, shut the console down as soon as a problem is detected to protect the laser. So if it's a v12, then it's probably that.
     
  3. Herr_Noobien

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    Oh I didn't mean that the console shuts down while playing. I meant that the light in the front vent turns off.
     
  4. cobleman

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    Yes that yellow light is suppose to be there it is not chipped.
    You can find it on the old Fat consoles too.
     
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    where is it on a phat console?
    i've never seen it on my SCPH-50001
     
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    I believe there is no LED inside the PS2 slim besides the on/off one. I'm guessing it is a chip, since this light turns off after booting to go in a stealth mode of some kind.

    There is a led in some/all fat consoles though. They are a hard drive activity indicator if im not mistaken.
     
  7. Herr_Noobien

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    Here is the light in question. The interesting thing is that it only turns off when playing some games. I've been playing Persona 3 FES for about an 2 hours and the light is still on. It turns off after about 20 minutes of Metal Gear Solid 3 (both backups).

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  8. cobleman

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    So you can play backups without a memory card then. Thats way to bright to be a normal led found in a PS2.
     
  9. Herr_Noobien

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    Hmmmmm, so it is a mod chip thing. The question is why does it turn off in some games, but not others?

    EDIT: If I hold the power button down for 1 second while turning the console on, backups don't load. If I just tap it and then put in the disc, they run normally. It also plays PSX backups, supports 2 disc games. Does this sound like any particular modchip?
     
  10. dilav

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    This light does look awfully bright. I do not remember any names of PS2 chips that have LEDs however. And I doubt anyone would put a chip near that corner in those models due to space, or any separate led boards for a certain chip.

    I'm guessing that light is a laser fix of some sort, since they are installed in that corner. comsoft laser fix has a blue led iirc, although they could of change it. As stated above this laser fix limits current, or turns off the PS2 when it detects a problem. What the LED indicate, I do not know.
     
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    Try taking ur PS2 apart 2 c what's up!! lol
     
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