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Some Burned PS2 Discs Stop Working...

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by pMed, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. pMed

    pMed Member

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    I'm pretty new to burning ps2 discs so I'm hoping there's some simple explanation and solution to my problem...

    Some of the DVD .iso's that I grab from the binary newsgroups won't work. Everything that I burn makes it to the "Playstation 2" screen, but some of them (about 40%) then lock up on the game's load screen and refuse to go any further - they just sit there and say "loading" in whatever graphical form that particular game's designers thought a good one.

    Is there something I'm forgetting to do? All of the games are DVD games (800mb+) and I'm burning them to DVD-R's as .iso images. Should I be patching them first? Is my laser bitched?

    Any help would be appreciated...

    Thanks
     
  2. bigmac999

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    What brand DVDR's are you using? What speed are you burning at? What software are you using to burn your DVDR's?
    Try a different brand of DVDR's. You need to be burning at the slowest speed possible for best reliability, 4x at the very most. Use Alcohol 120% to burn your DVDR's.
     
  3. pMed

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    Thx for the quick reply...

    I'm using RiData DVD-R's at 4x, tried at 1x and I get the same problem. I'm using Toast Titanium on an Apple G5, and I would suspect the software if the majority of the discs I burn didn't work... but they do.

    Should I be trying different media? Could this be a modchip thing?
     
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    Try different DVDR's.
     
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    What brand works for you?
     
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    I have a V9 PS2 and have always used Datawrite Classic DVD+R 4x, and have never had one fail yet. I'm not sure if DVD+R works with all versions of PS2 though.
     
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    I have a version 7 and I only burn to + r's . All work . I use Imation or sony..
     
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    models after v5 shouldn't have a problem reading +r's. What method are you using to play your backups, modchip or a swap method?
     
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    DragulaAC - I'm using a Duo2SE chip. If Bigmac999 is using Datawrite Classic DVD+R 4x on his V9 (mine's a V9 too) and these have yet to fail for him, I'll go pick some of those up - even if it doesn't fix the problem it'll at least rule out the media as the source of my problem.
     

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