I fitted a Matrix Infinity in a v5 PS2 and it now won't boot any kind of disc, DVD, CD game or movie. I can access the Infinity menu and make changes and the Matrix logo appears at boot up. It has v1.5 firmware.
I then removed the chip and the console started working fine again. After looking on the web I found some photos from other installers and have re-installed it the same, keeping all wiring as short as possible. It still behaves the the same...
I also tried adjusting the cog wheel on the drive several clicks either way as I have done on other consoles in an attempt to get it to boot CDR or DVDR media but as it doesn't even boot genuine Sony PS2 discs then I figured this was in vain.
The disc will spin up and the laser makes a noise but the console just drops to the browser screen and if X is pressed it says 'reading disc'. Eventually it gives up and the disc stops spinning.
I am starting to think my chip is faulty as the console works fine when it is removed.
# EDIT: I've now verified my chip is ok by swapping it with a known good one in a v4 console. The chip works 100% in the v4 console and boots all media and disc types.
What I don't understand now is why it won't work in the v5 console... this won't boot any type of disc with the chip installed. If I remove it, games and DVD movies load fine.
Photo of my install: