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PROBLEMS PROBLEMS!!!! HELP QUICK!!!!

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Mudvayne, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. Mudvayne

    Mudvayne Guest

    OK, I have had my Magic 3.1 in my V7 PS2 for about 4 days now. It has been working flawlessly. But tonight when i tried to play a copied PSx game, it froze on the PS symbol. When i tried to restart it, it would not boot up. I then shut everything down, and re-cycle, still nothing. Then i tapped on top, and it loaded. But it would not read any discs. Then i restarted and got it to load a PS2 game, but then said "bad disc" while in the game menu. So i took the PS2 apart and checked EVERYTHING. Now it is a 50/50 chance of booting. And it really doesn't want to boot after going from a PSx game to a PS2 game. But when it works, everything works on it, PS2, PSx, back ups and originals. Any suggestions?? Think it is the disc drive? Thanks!
     
  2. slyman

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    I need help where can I get a cheap priced playstation 2 with a built in mod chip. I also need a tutorial on how to copy cds
     
  3. Wizkid

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    Don't know where to buy premods....

    To copy cd games just read some threads or use the Search message option here at afterdawn.
    There are several tutorials around here at AD.
     
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    Erm ... Neither of thoese replies are very usefull to Mudvayne ?!?
     
  5. lady

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    hhmmmm. I know you said that you checked all the sodder points but it sounds like you have a lose wire if it goes from 'great' to 'crap' like that. Do you turn on and off the PS2 'correctly' as you go from CD to DVD???
     
  6. Mudvayne

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    Yeah, I power it down to Standby, and then it doesn't like to boot back up. I checked all of the wires, and even resoldered one that i thought looked bad. Why would tapping the PS2 allow the console to boot correctly???
     
  7. lady

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    to me (and I am no expert) it appears that a wire must be shorting in some way... That's the only logical thing i can think of due to your 'tapping' phenomenon... hhmmmm.. Have you ever heard of whitching your W wire to the W1 wire position???
     
  8. lady

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    do you turn off the PS2 (when you switch from PSX to PS2) by flipping the switch in the back??.. or do you just turn off w/ the front button??
     
  9. jr_

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    check your ground wire connection on your board from the mod chip. Would explain the tap and pulling the bios lines high will stop it from booting.
     
  10. Mudvayne

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    I turn off the PS2 to from the front, and then switch it off in the back. and Jr_ when you say:
    "pulling the bios lines high will stop it from booting." what does "pulling the bios lines high" mean?? Thanks for you guys' info!
     
  11. jr_

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    If you have no ground to the mod chip the lines soldered to the bios chip may get pulled high so they can't function and the PS2 won't boot.
     
  12. lady

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    I have heard of using 2 ground wires to make sure there is NO problem... see if that helps
     
  13. Mudvayne

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    Actually, i just put another V7 PS2 DVD drive in my console, and it works FINE again. I haven't had one boot problem. I'll keep you posted on what happens! Thanks for all of your help!
     
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