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Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by rachellew, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. rachellew

    rachellew Member

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    I have been trying to make back up copies of my son's ps2 games and i am having no luck. Here's the situation. I am far from expert and i am stuck!!! I have swap magic and slide tool. I have figured all that out. When i get to insert disk i slide swap slide press x and......NOTHING!! i get a red boreder which i discovered means didn't work. I am using alcohol 120 i think i have a pretty good burner, I have tried sony dvd-r maxell dvd-r could this be problem?/ Please help any input is great
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    you use the slide card to open AND close the tray, right?
     
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    http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/lib/tisinc99/ps2scinst.htm <----Slide card instructions

    Use Quality Media I use
    Verbatim dvd+r

    ***** BURN AT NO MORE THAN 2X****** <-----------(IMPORTANT)
    TURN OFF ANY BACKGROUND APPLICATIONS


    1. Take the ps2 game put it in the dvd rom or dvd burner, your choice.

    2. open the dvd decryptor program then go to to tool bar and hit MODE>ISO>READ. Then choose the correct dvd drive that the game is in as the "source". Also choose where you want the files to be stored on the pc hdd. THEN CLICK DECRYPT , or the huge graphical picture at the bottom of the program which makes it run. The game is now copying to your HDD. Take the game out when finished (it might take a while).

    3. Go to the same tab in dvd decryptor and choose MODE>ISO>WRITE. This will then let you look for the files you just created in step 2. Select the file that you just created. (There is only 2 files creadted so pick the .mds) (The smaller file)Then click WRITE, make sure there is blank DVD in the drive
     
  4. rachellew

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    First yes i use the slide to oen but i push closed then i slide the switch back over. is this right Second what is the dvd decrypter? Is that burning software? I use alcohol. Is this not good?
     
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    The flip top is very easy compared to the slide tool. May want to consider that one of these days. All you need is a screwdriver to install it. Try this, power up your ps2 without a dvd in it. Slide swap a known original. If it works you know your slide tool technique is fine. Then check your burning.

    dvd decryptor is the easiest software & free.
    You simply read and image,
    then burn the image. Set the speed to as SLOW as your drive can go. Then use quality media. I like TDK. Other people love Verbatim. Stick with a good name brand. Most ps2 like dvd-r, so you're ok there.

    ALSO, some of my games turn the border red briefly before they load. I think it depends on the version of swap magic. AND, some games need an additional loader or a patch to work. It is highly unlikely that every game you have copied is one of those games though.

    Give it another try and post your results. Also the version of swap magic, ps2 and the titles of the games might help us out.

    good luck


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  6. rachellew

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    THANK YOU for answering me i am going to try swap with original right now i never thought of that!!!! My swap magic is dvd version 2.0 cd version 3.0 or 3.2 it says both? i'll reply after i try original
     
  7. rachellew

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    okay this is what i just tried i booted ps2 with nothing put swap magic dvd in use slide from l to r pulled tray uot with slide tool tried swapping with a known original pushed closed used slide tool from l to r felt thingy grab then slid back to left push x nothing again!!!!
     
  8. cyepumk

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    clean lens on ps2.might or might not solve problem but it doesnt hurt and good to do anyway.
     
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    Use Better Media
    BURN AT 2X SPEED

    If you are doing the steps right it HAS to be your media
    or your burn speed.
    Not all media works well with the ps2,or
    you burnt your backups too fast.

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    The following list is in preference order. The best discs are near the top of the list.
    Almost flawless burns with 95-100% reliable results:

    MCC = Mitsubishi Chemicals = (-R)<-----------------VERBATIM MY CHOICE #1
    TDKG02 = TDK Corp = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    TAIYOYUDEN or YUDEN = Taiyo Yuden = (-R)<--------------FUJIFILM (made in japan) MY CHOICE #2
     
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    Should my ps 2 be able to play burt movies? Without swap disks?
     
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    what games are you trying to boot?
    and with which of the 2 disc's are you using?
     
  13. rachellew

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    Well my ps 2 wont the version is 390001. I have tried spyro year of the dragon crash playboy mansion nothing works. I can play original dvd's in it but won't read burnt copys. Maybe i will try +r's all mine r -r's. I have swap magic 2.0 dvd version 3.0(or3.2) cd version. I really wish i could get this damn thing to work. I am sooooooooooooooo fustrated
     
  14. cyepumk

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    have you cleaned your lens yet?my ps2 didnt play anything but ps2 games(not even the ps2 cd games).i cleaned my lens with alcohol.it plays everything now.

    alcohol works best to get caked on dust and scuff marks from when you dropped the ps2 while playing a game and the disc rubbed up against the lens(more people than you think have done this before)

    also try your copied dvd movie in a dvd player.if it works then your media cant be the fault.seeing as though your swap magic didnt boot an orginal game(very important)it might be your lens.
     
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    it must be the slide tool that isn't working right.


    also you are using the swap dvd right? the swap cd wont work for dvd games. If you still are having trouble I would recommend a flip top. Much easier than the slide tool. let me know if you need any help with that (installation).


    good luck


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    Well i am sure leery of buying a flip top or anything else when i can't get this thing to work. I am pretty sure i am using slide tool right. Like I said i can't even play burnt movies... won't read. Maybe does my ps2 version does not work with this? If anyone knows any hint i read on some site that some version 3 you have to change your lens biase (not the little white dial) they were some sort of screws but i really don't want to fusk around too much inside. I already broke the power eject ribbion once and the controller ribbion. It is my son's ps and he was pissed!! He is 6 which is why i wanted to back up my games. Grubby little fingers!!! Well i guess i am going to have to throw in the towel for this one. Please if you have any ideas help me out
     
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    sounds like your ps2 doesn't like the blank dvd's your using.
     
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    if it can't read burnt movies then something is wrong. Your ps2 either cant read burnt media or the media is faulty. I am guessing since you have tried more than one kind of media you are ok there. Do some searching to see what model you have and what its potential is. Some early ps2 may not read recordable media. Best to check the ps2 sites for info.



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  19. cyepumk

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    your problem is too broad and confusing at that(no offense).why dont you try narrowing your problem down first by:

    1.see if your dvd movie backups play on a regular dvd player
    2.see if your ps2 backups plays on someone elses ps2 w/swap magic

    if all work then it is ps2 prob.if they dont then its not your ps2 a prob then.by the way, sony dvd is a very good media i doubt that is your problem.
     
  20. cyepumk

    cyepumk Guest

    its a v7.i have the exact same model(390001) and it plays backups(both games and movies)
     
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