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Another "PS2 won't read burned discs" thread!

Discussion in 'PS2 - CD backup discussion' started by Moraos, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Moraos

    Moraos Member

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    EDIT: I just noticed I put this on "CD Backu-up" discussion, my apologies! I'd appreciate it if a moderator could would move this to the correct section. Thanks.


    Hello there!

    I've read quite a few of the most recent threads on this subject, yet still I can't find out what I'm doing wrong (or IF I'm doing something wrong).

    So...
    - I got the .mdf and the .iso files from the backup (Baldur's Gate - Dark Alliance)
    - And I used Verbatim x16 DVD-R's, burned at x8 for the following burns:

    .iso with ImgBurn: didn't work.
    .iso with Alcohol (with the PS2 burning profile): didn't work
    .mdf with Alcohol (with the PS2 burning profile): didn't work

    For all of them I got the "insert PS2 compatible disc" message.
    I know the PS2 is modded (it isn't mine) as it does run other burned games.

    Am I missing something?
    Does the DVD+R or -R matter? (I have some Verbatim Lightscribe DVD+R's, would it harm trying those?)


    Thank you in advance!
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
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  3. Moraos

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    how is it modded? modchip or softmod? also I've had some ps2s not able to read +r and +rw discs.
  5. smokyrain

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    Imgburn should be just fine to burn the ISO for PS2

    If the PS2 is softmodded, and say using fmcb 1.8 and esr to run the backups, you also need to patch the ISO image first with the esr disc patcher .24a

    If it has modchip, it should just auto detect and play. Most do anyway.
  6. Moraos

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    Solved!

    The PS2 is modded, although I do not know how - it's not mine, I borrowed it.
    Problem though was much simpler... I was burning a NTSC while the PS2 is PAL *facepalm*

    I patched the ISO with NTSC2PAL and burned: DVD-R did not work, but DVD+R did.
    The bottom line on dialogues is cut off though, I imagine it's from patching it heh.

    Thanks for the help and sorry for the poke, I'm a bit of a newb in this subject :p
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    hmm mayb im having the same problem. the games im trying to burn are ntsc. but mayb my ps2 is pal seing i got it in australia. how dod u patch the iso? please help me
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    try a pal iso.. or rip a working disk.. we used to just copy them with alcohol120% in ps2 mode..

    I haven't done any ps2 stuff in years after wrecking my eyes chipping them semi commercially. I agree that +r disks set -rom seem to read better when the laser gets a bit weak.
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  9. hsd123

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    anyone know how i can play burned ps2 games WITHOUT a mod-chip?? i have free mcboot installed, but somehow the copyright protection on discs is very strong..i have a slim ps2 ntsc, not moded in any way
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    If you have FMCB installed then use esr to play the backups. You have to patch the ISO first with 'esr disc patcher .24a'

    Or you can use OPL V8 and play the ISO from a hdd, usb , or network (pc)
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    my esr does not work, i have tried the patching too. where its suposed to say "ps2dvd in drive", it says "invalid media in drive"! i dont know what else is wrong, is it impossible to get around the copyright protection? how can i eliminate that?? =/
    or could it be the dvd type? i have maxell dvd-r, theyre blue
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    Its not copyright protection. Its either the media you use, or the burning procedure.
    How are you burning your backups?

    What program, and what speed.

    Most use imgburn. And burn it at 4x-8x speed.

    I like too use ESR beta r9b dvdv direct.elf

    Code:
    http://psx-scene.com/forums/attachments/f164/14518d1220607050-esr-public-beta-esr-beta-r9b.rar
    I never used the gui much.
  13. hsd123

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    i do with nero burning rom 10- 4x speed
    what exactly do you mean with the media?
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  14. smokyrain

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    Media is the brand of discs you use.
    So you may want to try a different brand. Verbatim, Sony, TDK etc.

    When you launch fmcb, then esr, do you already have disc in PS2. If your putting the disc in after, unless you have all the sensors blocked, your PS2 will know and won't recognize the disc.

    If the sensors are blocked, you can put a disc in and if using a slim PS2, lift the lid and the disc should still be spinning.
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    i just dont know where i get those dvds jet, currently im using Maxell, if you know that brand
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    Yes I have heard of Maxell. They should be fine.
    But some PS2 can be fussy about what brand of discs to use.

    Try burning the ISO with imgburn.

    Or make sure the disc is in the PS2, then turn it on and launch esr.

    And also you can try ESR r9b as I said above.
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    thanks a lot for youre answers, i apriciate it. i downloaded youre file from above
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    -i followed youre last instructions and what if the screen is just black?? the disc still spins unlike usually, but after the esr logo the screen stays black...
    can you help?-
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    I checked the ESR Official threads, and usually the black screen is the same problem you had using the ESR gui.

    They suggest about the same as me.

    Different brand of disc, or different program too burn.

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/f164/esr-not-reading-disks-black-screen-101145/

    You can check through that forum and see if anyone has any more ideas.

    Have you cleaned your PS2 lens lately? You have no issues playing any retail games.
  20. hsd123

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    is that the problem? ESR disc patcher GUI v0.24a? ive even tried it with cogswap, but it only did until the loading screen..
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    Before i buy some kind of dvds id like youre opinion on what type..dvd-r or dvd+r?

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