as stated in the faq at the top of this forum: "Q) My PS2 with the Magic 3.1 won't boot all games like it's supposed to. A) If your PS2 is a v7 then it will not boot all games. If you have any other version, then it could be a number of other reasons that it won't boot." Why is this? I have not heard this before, but I am having no luck with my v7, so I'd like to know if I should give up before I throw it out the window.