I installed a magic 5 in my v7 ps2, and it won't boot ps2 backups or originals when turned on normally (skips to the browser screen quick and says 'no data' then jumps to the red screen -- insert a ps2 disc). So, for the heck of it, I tried booting a ps2 original (factory pressed dvd-rom) using by-pass (e.g. holding down reset until blue eject light comes on) and it worked like a charm. However, it had some troubles with DVD movies, oddly, it would play a DVD backup movie choppy/wrong, and it wouldn't play the one original DVD movie I tried. Any ideas what I might want to look at? Does anyone think that I should wrap the R wire in a ground? I read that on some thread out here somewhere (forget where, sorry). It's already as short as possible (really only a couple millimeters of play). Also, does anyone think the problem could be that instead of using a heavier gauge wire, I tripled up on 30-gauge kynar for 3.3V and Ground? TIA, any input is appreciated!