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ps2 fat disc drive issue

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  1. luke9511

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    hey everyone, i have a ps2 fat 30k model with a strange disc drive issue, the tray will not stay closed, here is a recording of the issue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaJi...ature=youtu.be

    i have tried swapping the drive with one from a working console, i have tried different ribbon cables and i have tried switching the power/eject buttons and still have the issue, i dont know what else to look at or what else to test,

    if anyone has any advice let me know and yes it does load fmcb and will load from a hdd and i will add those but for now i want to try and figure out whats going on with the drive, also the drive does work fine in another console
     
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    Hi luke9511-

    I don't have a PS2. If you put a disc in the drive and hold the disc door closed for maybe 10 or 20 seconds, does it read the disc and stay closed when you release it. Kind of sounds like there's some kind of software telling it to eject the disc.
     
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    it does not it keeps trying to open it
     
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    Since you put a different drive in and it does the same thing, it sounds like software is sending an eject signal.
     
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    how would i even check for that?
     
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    cant use that disc as i cant use the disc drive and i dont think i can do it via hard drive
     
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    found something that runs off of hdd or mc and it didnt fix the issue
     
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    Phew- that was a big "duh" on my part. :oops:

    I'm running out of ideas. If you shut the PS2 off, can you close the drawer and, if so, does it open when you start it back up?
     
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    yes i can close and no it does not open when its turned on unless i press the eject button someone on another forum said it could be something with the mechacon but i have no idea how to test this
     
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    If you put a disc in the tray before shutting down and then shut down, close the drawer and restart, does it read the disc?

    The thing we can't get past is that you said it also does it when using another drive
     

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