im kinda new at this, but i understand the basic concepts...anyways, i "tried" to install a magic 3.1+ in my v4 gap ps2. all of the points looked clean with nothing bridged. when i booted it up it wouldn't play a backup, but it played a ps2 game for about 2 minutes and then locked up. it wouldn't boot anymore, so i took the chip off by completely unsoldering it from the board. now when i boot my ps2 with the reset button, there is no audio or video but the dvd will spin. when I boot it with the eject button, it seems like it works fine until i push the tray back in, or push eject again, after that, the sounds goes off, then it recognizes the game, and freezes with a black screen. I booted without the dvd drive attatched, and it booted just fine with reset or power button. oh, and the main screen seems to have changed some. the colored lights do not hover around in circles anymore. aren't they supposed to? thank you for you help.