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i tried installing a flip top, now the disc wont spin up :(

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by shizznit, May 22, 2005.

  1. shizznit

    shizznit Member

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    as the title suggests i ordered a flip top lid after using swap magic with a slide tool. i figured it would make my life easier

    now every time i turn it on with ANY disc in the drive it goes to the

    browser
    system configuration

    screen

    if i go to browser it says no data (unless there is a memory card inserted, in which case the memory card still shows up)

    have i busted it?

    i did try to be careful but i fear i have done something wrong and messed it up
     
  2. Jlhfit

    Jlhfit Active member

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    Try cleaning the laser first, might have touched it or something. Does it play other games?
     
  3. shizznit

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    wont play anything

    i tried leaving it open to see what it does

    when i turn it on the laser shuffles a sec then the red laser comes on and raises up like its trying to read the disc, then nothing

    any ideas anyone?
     
  4. StnkyMnug

    StnkyMnug Regular member

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    do u hear or see the black thing spinning at all???
     
  5. shizznit

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    no spinning at all

    is there any hope?
     
  6. kenzlee

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    if it was working before you disassembled it to install the flip top and now it's not spinning up at all i would have to assume something became disconnected durring the installation process.
     
  7. shizznit

    shizznit Member

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    but i dont know what i have done :(

    i really should have stuck to my slide card!

    oh well

    ordered a slim ps2 now and the magic switch pro

    if anyone figures out how to fix it please let me know as it would be handy to have two working ps2's
     
  8. StnkyMnug

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    try searching this problem w/ google search, i dunno what to say except yeah something might have gotten disconnected
     
  9. shizznit

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    would anyone be interested in buying a flip top lid and or a broken ps2?

    does anyone know of anywhere in uk, preferable london that will fix a ps2?

    or that will take it off me for a reasonable price?
     
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    What are some of the sites in America that offer the "new and improved" slidecard and fliptops for the PS2 at decent prices?
     
  11. shizznit

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    novicebb can you please post new threads rather than trying to hijack mine

    its just not good manners

    i suggest you go to www.swapmagic3.com as they have a list of sites that stock their products

    do what i did and click all the links in your country and compare prices
     
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  12. smfsmusic

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    you're fliptop hinge is not contacting the door close switch inside the case. Happened to me also. try gluing a piece of small plastic in between the hinges at the end. Fixed my issues.
     
  13. shizznit

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    any chance you could post some pics?

    im not quite sure i know which part youre talking about

    but i am very excited that my ps2 may not be completely busted!

    then i will have 2

    how great
     
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    trying doing the installation again and make sure the corner piece is right, like he said try gluing a piece
     
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    i tried again

    now the disc spins up

    it will spin and make a noise then slow down

    then speed up then slow down

    wont ready anything, not even originals

    any ideas?
     
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    i suggest that you ask around or go to pawn shops for used ps2, and use them as practise mods. Also, use them to eximine the parts inside, and look at what you may have done wrong. This why it is only a small cost compared to $200. Also, you could sell them for parts when done...As the saying go you learn from mistakes....and practise makes perfect.

    Thank you and good look :)
     
  17. skidme

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    Is it possible for u to put the original cover back on? If I were u I would try that, and then if it works, then its def a problem in the installation of the flip top. Something like this happened to me once, when I took apart my PS2, and put it back together. It turns out, in the proccess i had disconnected a wire running to the laser. Good luck, and hope this helps.
     
  18. Jlhfit

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    did you check to see if your pwr/reset ribbon was cut or pinched??
     
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    how do i check that

    is it the black and white cables near the rear power switch?

    if yes then i have checked those
     
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    its the ribbon that is connected to the reset and pwr buttons on the front, there is a screw hole there also and if your not carefull you can actually screw right through the ribbon or pinch it when you put the fliptop casing on..
     

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