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christ. infinity chip v9 problems. help?
christ. infinity chip v9 problems. help? –
so i went and bought a matrix off some site thinking "soldering will be easy". never doing so before, i up and "made mistakes". anyways...i ended up sending it to someone who cleaned everything up and installed the chip, but it hasnt worked really at all.....
it DOES play imported dvds (i tried a region 3 ntsc of "battle royal", and though choppy, it worked), but ill be damned if it will let me play anything ive burned myself.
there were several odd things wrong with it as well. for one, i have to either disable the chip via "startbutton" or ps1/dvd boot via "circle" to play any storebought game. if i do anything else, i get a redscreen or "disk read error" if i hit the ps2 menu before the disk was back in. it occasionally has started on its own...i *think*...i know i was lazy a few times with dragonwarrior7, but in all honesty im starting to wonder if i was just holding down circle by mistake.
ive also wondered if ive been burning everything horribly wrong as well, seeing how the games/dvd will play using the chip if i ps1/dvd boot them. could that be it? ive tried using discjuggler,nero,dvd decrypter, and i *think* somthing else, though ive forgotten it now. for the most part i burned with offbrand dvd-r singlelayers, but ive also used fujifilm dvd+r and imation cd-r(for ps1 games and cd-based ps2 disks).
oh...i forgot to mention that with ps1 games, i can usually get to the "playstation" (emulated?) boot screen, but it either goes black and does nothing (aside from the constant strained cd reading sounds from the ps2) or stays on the ps1 screen. ive kept it loading for hours and it just ends up "giving up" and not even trying to read the disk anymore...or it does so silently, which i doubt. oddlty enough, when i try to force the cd based ps2 games (rez, for instance) it tries to boot them as ps1 games, and recently it loaded up the ps1 screen, but under the "playstation" logo there was some odd glitchy writing like you would see from textures within a game that had been running off of a corrupted disk. i even left this running to see what was happening but, of course, nothing happened past that.
anyways, the guy who cleaned/installed my chip said he ran things fine(he tried a few games/movies of each type to make sure it worked....or so he said...), but i havnt gotten anything to work, and basicly im wondering if my chip is just dead or somthing happened in shipping it back or if he just lied to me. im including a link to the chip i ordered off the site and the picture directions included for my USAversion9 ps2, just incase im doing as horrid a job of explaining things as i think....
well crap. i was planning on posting the pictures but i guess i can just name off the site where i got the chip, seeing how im sure my ps2 version is 9.
sorry about that.
anyways, i guess i ordered from psxtune. its the infinity chip labeled "hot" at the top of the page.
i did this all like 6-8 months ago and have just been using my ps2 normally since, but i lost contact with the guy soon after getting the system shipped back to me.
anyways, i am amazingly aware of my N00Bery and know ive already made myself a fool. if anyone has any ideas for me, please help?
hurrah for never being able to get this to work.......
What brand of dvd are you using? Sounds like you have a laser problem rather than an infinity problem.
i first tried using a ......well....it was a bargain dvd-r i bought off some website...its lableless... but then i tried using FUJIFILM dvd+r and the same thing happened. the cds i used were imation.
do you think i would have better luck with a specific kind of dvd or cd? it really does seem like it would be a problem with the burning, i just am boggled as to what kind. i even think my dvd burner might be faulty at this point, seeing how data disks usually have atleast 100 megs of corrupt/unreadable files if i fill them to nearfull(this is databackups, though...not games. i made sure everything checked out with those).
eh...im giving up. i couldnt find any more info on the problem and the cheapo "swapdisk" method looms closer and closer.
If you're having problems with bad disks and/or a faulty laser unit (and it very much sounds like you are) using the swapdisk method won't help you either.
Originally Posted by bitchytheIII
but wouldnt it have trouble running the "storebought" ps2 disks if it were a laser problem? i think im not willing to admit that the guy who installed my chip messed everything up in his "free cleaning" of the lens, and i dont have the knowledge or skill to fix this myself. if swapdisk wont work...whats another 30 down the drain? i already spent so much.......
No, that's the exact symptom of bad discs/a slowly dying laser. Pressed (i.e. purchased) discs work perfectly, because they're pressed. The burnt discs aren't the same at all and they fail to read and won't boot etc. All the things you've described.
Originally Posted by bitchytheIII
My laser went recently. My orginals worked fine, my backups however clunked and wirrred and all sorts.
It could of course be a faulty mod chip too, so if you're going to go with the swapdisc method at least see if you can demo it first of all!
oh god...i feel so dumb saying this...but...."demo it"??????
also, thanks a ton.