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Help the fool time again.....
Help the fool time again..... –
Bit of help required. I installed a green dot matrix infinity a while ago and today decided to upgrade the firmware to 1.83. When I make the cd and boot it the screen goes black but you can hear it reading for a bit and then the disc just spins aimlessly (backups and originals boot fine). Also this is the first time I have tried the options since installing and when I press triangle and circle to get into the option screen it just black screens again. Have I been cloned or a bad install? The chip looks like it should as far as I can tell, looks exactly as below:
Assuming its not a clone can I force flash it or is this a bad idea?
put the upgrade cd in, then press and hold reset for 5 seconds or so, to force boot.
read the readme file that comes with the firmware
I read that but it assumes old style ps2 with the blue eject light etc. I'm mostly wary of trying it in light of the other problems I have. Thanks for the reply though.
Originally Posted by broodje
@davo: The hold-the-reset button trick works fine on slim PS2
You just have to test, hold it until the PS2 turns off.
Then try again but hold it a little less than you did the time it turned off.
I've done it on my PS2 a few times, no problems.
Given that a wizz and still black screens, so i'm left with either a bad install or a clone, my money was on bad install but i'v done a quick switch with a matrixed v7 ps2 and it does the exact same in that. It doesnt look like a clone though???
maybe the cd aint properly burned m8, try again on 2x speed with excelent media.
dunno wot else, besides the clone thingie, hate to think about that :S
check your soldering again. seriously. i had major problems booting up and reading media when i did my install first. i desoldered two wires and re-soldered them more "solidly" and now it works flawless. you shouldnt have read erros with the disc because they come in bin/cue file format.
I've already ruled out the soldering by transferring the chip into a known working unit. I dont think the chip is a clone I think it may be faulty itself.
Are you using component cables?
Indeed I am, are you telling me the matrix bios wont output them? I'm gonna feel like a right tit if thats the case