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Does the Matrix Infinity usually disable the PSTwo clock?
Does the Matrix Infinity usually disable the PSTwo clock? –
I ran a search for this but couldn't find anything, so here goes. I noticed something weird with my slim PS2 after I got it modded (other than the fact that the guy screwed me over with a clone).
In the main screen right after you boot up, those blue glowing dots are no longer spinning, they're all just lumped into the center in one big glowing dot. After wondering why for a while, I went into the setup menu and discovered that the date and time had been set back to all zeros (00:00 00/00/0000). My efforts to change it seemed to be in vein, since the value would change for only 1 frame, then be reset back to zero again. I think that it still changed the date/time, but it wouldn't show in the menu (as if the clock is still running, but the PS2 can't read the date/time from it).
I don't think that's normal, and I'm thinking it's probably a bad installation, but I'd just like some confirmation from you guys.
try setting the year first and then the other parts of the date, if that doesnt work then they probably forgot to replug the battery back in.
I agree - it is very common after modding for the clock to loose its settings and refuse to accept new ones unless you change the year (to anything) - save exit out and come back in and then set the rest correctly then the dots spin again fine.
I tried changing the year, but the year wouldn't change either.
Luckily, I went back again and tried it later on, this time it worked. Everything's back to normal now, thanks guys.
P.S. I don't know if it's an undocumented feature, but I haven't heard of it anywhere else for this chip (even reading through instructions on the net). Even though my chip got screwed while trying to update the firmware, and even recovery mode wouldn't work anymore, I managed to disable the chip through hardware by pressing reset twice in rapid succession (while the normal procedure to disable this chip is to hold start while it boots up). Now I can play original PS2 games again until I take it back to the shop on the weekend to get the chip replaced.
Yeah it is reasonably rare that this happens and it happens with all chip types.
And you can only change one of the fields a little and then leave and come back as you did and wow it all works...
this is only really known by installers as the typical user and one time installer may never ever come across the bug...
this above link shows that you are not the only one