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PS2 And Swap Magic Help~PLEASE READ~

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by Eric04h, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Eric04h

    Eric04h Member

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    About a month ago i bought a Swap Magic,Flip Top, and a Breaker Pro...And i Had So MANY PROBLEMS...but i managed to get everything to work...so i wrote this guide here to help other people therefore they wont have as many problems as i had.

    Swap Magic.

    Swap Magic is a CD Based Modchip for the PS2 that can boot PS2 and PSX(PS1) Backups.

    Q.)Swap Magic doesnt boot backups but my ps2 loads ps2 originals.
    A.)1. When you insert the backup useing the Flip Top cover make sure the disc is properly inserted correctly and not just inserted half way.
    2. Make sure the Backup Disc is clean.
    4. Your Lens May Need Reapir,Refer to Lens Repair Section.

    Q.)Swap Magic DVD Disc Wont Boot my DVD Backup.
    A.)1.Swap Magic DVD does not work so well for some games,instead of useing the Swap Magic DVD disc just use the CD instead, It Works bettter.
    To use the Swap Magic CD to boot DVD Games Do the Following:

    1.Eject the CD tray and insert the Swap Magic CD Disc.
    2.Reset your PS2 and wait till Swap Magic loads Up
    3.When you see the Swap Magic Screen that saids "Load Game" along with the video settings(Pal or NTSC) eject the PS2 cd tray and take out the Swap Magic CD and and the screen will now say Refresh TOC
    4.Now insert a PS2 DVD Original Game(Silver Bottom) With a High TOC(check your ps2 games on the computer and see which is the biggest game you have in size)
    4.after it goes back to the Swap Magic Screen Open the PS2 Flip Top Cover and insert the DVD Backup, After This The screen should turn red and the game will start.

    Swap Magic Wont Load My Backup Game

    A.)1.If your game does not load your game may have burned wrong. When you burn a game always burn it at the lowest speed possible.if your game still doesnt load try using a better type of media.
    Note:if you are using DVD+R Media try useing DVD-R Media instead because some PS2 Versions do not read DVD+R.If it is a CD Game(under 700MB) burn it useing 8X useing DAO Mode.(Disc At Once)

    2.Still Doesnt Load? your game may need a CD Loader to load up the game.to get a cd loader go to www.swapmagicfix.com. after it has downloaded extract the CD Loader to a folder. after the files extract burn the file to a disc use a image burn.DO NOT BURN IMAGE TO A CD USEING A DATA CD BURN.you have to burn the file to a cd useing a image burn because this file is a cd that is compressed into a file.when it is burned it is decompressed and made into a cd.

    4.If The game you are trying to burn is a DVD Rip you will need to buy a Breaker Pro CD to make this game work.

    5.If this game was downloaded from the internet it may be a bad Copy...DO NOT DOWNLOAD Games From The Internet For the Following Reasons.
    1.It Is ILLEGAL to download games of the internet.
    2.They are not always gauranteed to work.
    3.They are most likely to end up as another game than the one it saids it is.

    Q.)My Swap Magic CD Or DVD Disc Wont Read AT ALL!
    A.)1. try loading it on someone elses PS2,if it still doesnt work you may have a defected Swap Magic Disc. Contact The company in which you purchased your Swap Discs for a Exchange.
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    Breaker Pro

    Breaker Pro is for PS2 and PS1 and is used to boot PS1 Imports Or Backups.It Can also be used to load DVDRips with Swap Magic.

    To Boot DVD Rips Do the Following:
    1.Insert Swap Magic CD,Reset PS2.
    2.After The Swap Magic Screen Loads Up EJECT The PS2 CD Tray And The Screen Will Now Say Refresh TOC
    3.Now Insert Your Breaker Pro CD and wait a while.
    4.The Swap Magic Screen Will Now Come Back And It Will Say "Not A Valid Game" Or something simular at the bottom of the screen, dont worry cause that is normal and is supposed to happen.
    5.Now Using The Flip Top Cover, Swap The Breaker Pro With Your DVDRip and press X, now the game should boot.

    To boot PSX(PS1) Backups and imports do the following.
    1.Insert the Break Pro CD Using The PS2 CD Tray.
    2. reset The PS2 And wait till the Breaker Pro Shows a blue Screen With Selections On It.
    3.Now Swap The Breaker Pro CD With Your PSX(PS1) Backup useing a The Flip Top Cover,Now Press X And the Game Should Load Good.
    If Your Breaker Pro CD Does Not Load Up Refer To Lens Repair Section.

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    ~~~~LENS REPAIR~~~~

    If your PS2 is still haveing problems reading PS2 Originals or backups after cleaning the lens and keep getting the "Disc Read Error" Message, then this is your answer, these are simple itructions on how to fix your PS2 to read better,this is good because is saves you money on haveing to buy a New PS2 Lens which is somewhere around $100.

    Flip Top Users:
    1.Turn On Your PS2.
    2.Eject The PS2 Tray And Turn Off Your PS2.
    3.Open The PS2 Flip Top Cover Adn You Should be able to see the lens and everything around it.
    4.look for a little white round dial that may be partially covered,
    5.after you have located this dial Mark where it is set at with a marker or pencil.
    6. Now keep turn the dial counter clockwise until it the Ps2 lens drops(you will see the lens module go down).Now turn on your ps2 and insert the ps2 game that used to say "Disc Read Error",does the game load? if it does then you are done. If it does not load then you need to turn the dial some more.keep turning the little dial and checking if the cd reads. it may take a while to find the spot on the dial so that it can read properly, but it is worth the time since it saves you money on buying a new PS2 Lens.

    NON SWAP MAGIC USERS

    1.Unplug all wires atached to the ps2 system
    2.Turn your PS2 upside down.
    3.Remove all screw covers on the bottom of your PS2.
    4.Remove all 8 or 10 screws with a phillips screw driver(remember where the long and small screws belong,mark them somehow if that helps to remember where they belong)
    5.remove the top cover of the PS2.
    6.Now you will see the ps2 drive(black with a white circle in the middle)now remove the lens cover plate(it is black and has a total of 6 screws).
    7.Turn On Your PS2.
    8.Eject The PS2 Tray And Turn Off Your PS2.
    9.Open The PS2 Flip Top Cover Adn You Should be able to see the lens and everything around it.
    10.look for a little white round dial that may be partially covered,
    11.after you have located this dial Mark where it is set at with a marker or pencil.
    12. Now keep turn the dial counter clockwise until it the Ps2 lens drops(you will see the lens module go down).Now turn on your ps2 and insert the ps2 game that used to say "Disc Read Error",does the game load? if it does then you are done. If it does not load then you need to turn the dial some more.keep turning the little dial and checking if the cd reads. it may take a while to find the spot on the dial so that it can read properly, but it is worth the time since it saves you money on buying a new PS2 Lens.

    Hopefully this will help alot of people from going through all the trouble that i gone through with my PS2 and the swap magic discs.This Took a long time to write and hopefully it'll prevent people from haveing as many problems as i had,
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    *TOC=Table Of contents
    *PS2 DVD Game=A PS2 Game with silver on the bottom.
    *PS2 CD Game=A PS2 Game with Ble on the bottom
    *PSX Game=A PSX CD With Black on The Bottom
    *Flip Top=A PS2 Cover with a opening on the top of it.
    *Swap Magic=A Boot CD
    *Breaker Pro=PSX Boot CDDVDRip TOC Disc

    By:
    ~!Eric!~
     
  2. sobhy2406

    sobhy2406 Regular member

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    This thread should be stickied
     
  3. Gsus

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    You said it was a modchip.
    What a dumbass.
     
  4. sobhy2406

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    he said it was a
    which means a modchip based boot disc
     
  5. Gsus

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    mod[bold]chip[/bold]
    That implies there is a chip.
    I don't use one with my ps2 and i still play backups with SMD.
     
  6. Eric04h

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    Yes. I did put modCHIP, because this CD basicly is a modchip but converted into a CD form which makes it easier for lots of us that dont have the time or dant wanna risk messin up our PS2s by soddering stuff...so therefore i consider this CD a modchip...but just in digital form
    ~Eric~

    Hopefully my thread will help a bunch of people cause i am tired of people asking the same thingz over and over...So therefore is they were to just read this they wont have to ask thingz over and over...Leave a Post if this thread was helpful...
     
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    i posted the insturctions wrong on lens repair for NON Swap magic users..so here is the fixed one.

    NON SWAP MAGIC USERS

    1.Unplug all wires atached to the ps2 system
    2.Turn your PS2 upside down.
    3.Remove all screw covers on the bottom of your PS2.
    4.Remove all 8 or 10 screws with a phillips screw driver(remember where the long and small screws belong,mark them somehow if that helps to remember where they belong)
    5.remove the top cover of the PS2.
    6.Now you will see the ps2 drive(black with a white circle in the middle)now remove the lens cover plate(it is black and has a total of 6 screws).
    7.Turn On Your PS2.
    8.Eject The PS2 Tray And Turn Off Your PS2.
    9.Now You Should be able to see the lens and everything around it.
    10.look for a little white round dial that may be partially covered.
    11.after you have located this dial Mark where it is set at with a marker or pencil.
    12. Now keep turn the dial counter clockwise until it the Ps2 lens drops(you will see the black lens module go down).Now turn on your ps2 and insert the ps2 game that used to say "Disc Read Error",does the game load? if it does then you are done. If it does not load then you need to turn the dial some more.keep turning the little dial and checking if the cd reads. it may take a while to find the spot on the dial so that it can read properly, but it is worth the time since it saves you money on buying a new PS2 Lens.
     
  8. sobhy2406

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    this thread should still be stickied
     
  9. Eric04h

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    whos the one hat stickys the posts?yea this should be stickied...therefore people wont be asking the same questions over and over...this will prevent alot of newbie from asking the same questions.
     
  10. sobhy2406

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    and the tutorial for playing backup online games in my sig should be stickied too who does sticky the threads
     
  11. Eric04h

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    well i dont know but they should sticky my post cause i think this will help a bunch of people get rid of all their beginner problems they had..since i had all these problems too...so i figure lotz of other people will too...if they dont sticky my post i figure i'd just do what you do...put a link to my thread on my Signature
     
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    Well we will keep it in our sigs if whoever stickys posts stickys ours if not we'll keep a link in our sig but after it becomes old. People will open it but not be able to post in it.
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    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]my online ps2 tutorial
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/80568[/small]
     
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    who do you ask to sticky threads Da Boss or a Moderater
     
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    im kinda new to this site...barely joined about a month ago so i wouldnt really know..but hopefull this will somehow become stickied....if you find out who to contact to sticky threads then let me know.
    ~Eric~
     
  15. sobhy2406

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    you have a pm read it
     
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    anything about stickying yet
     
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    moved to PS2 software boot discussion, and "stickied"
    :)
     
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    will mine be stickied too
     
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    please sticky my thread pretty please please please pretty please with honey on top showing (puppy dog eyes) [bold]Come on please please[/bold] please can you sticky it come on someone please sticky it
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]my online ps2 tutorial
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/80568[/small]
     
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