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not a valid PS2 disc and Swap Magic 3.3

Discussion in 'PS2 - CD backup discussion' started by crambone, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. crambone

    crambone Member

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    I have tried to back up 2 different PS2 games "off road" and "square pants" using alcohol 120%. Burn process as described by owner went successful (it appears). Do the swap card process as described by the instructions from there site. At the Load screen is where i swap out the boot disk and put in backup. Once door is closed and pin is replaced to close position, i click x for load. I then get "not a valid PS2 disc". I have read many posts to no avail. I am using a CD-r disk. The original discs are purple as instructed for cd rom backups. Can someone please help. I want to be successful at this before I go and get a dvd burner.
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    you use the slide card to open and close the cd/dvd tray when putting in a backup, correct?
     
  3. crambone

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    Yes, I do.
     
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    To add to this, I just purchased a plextor external DVD burner. Used there DVD creator to backup a movie of mine and that won't play on PS2 but will on my home DVD player. I can load the original DVD in the playstation w/o problem. Media-Memorex DVD-R, Burn SW - Roxio DVD Creator. To know its not my Swap 3.3 should I at least be able to load an original DVD via swap at the "load" prompt?
     
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    dragulaAC Active member

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    I suggest burning your ps2 dvd games with Dvd Decrpyter.

    I know memorex is pretty crappy media, especially for ps2 games. I would think that it would work with movies though. But if the movie is playing on your dvd player, but not your ps2 seems like its a media issue then.
     
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    I have burnt the image of a PS2 game(Madden 2004, chose this because its older) using DVD decrypter and will write that to a dvd-R tonight to see my results. Very frustrating for all the money.
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Dragula, thanks for the advice, I picked up some Verbatim DVD-d last night and worked like a charm.
     
  8. sinak

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    its not burning man! I even tryed with a reguler disc.. reguler ps2 disc! and it still says not valid ps2 disc wtf is goign on?
     
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    sinek,
    I have tried a lot of differnt things and I definately see a big difference in the media. Try the verbatim disks dvd-r
     
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    Is there a site which rates CD-R media?

    I'm having the same problem with emulators/CD games using Verbatim CD-Rs.
     
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    getting not a valid ps2 disc error. dvd is a back up, i have no idea wut company makes the dvd. borrowed it from a friend and it worked on his ps2, but he has a chip. but shouldnt it still work anyways?
     

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