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problem upgrading fw on mi greendot in ps2 v-14
problem upgrading fw on mi greendot in ps2 v-14 –
hello all and happy holidays
I've recently purchased a ps2 scph-75001 usa and had a mi greendot installed in it by someone who has better soldering skills than me. He also installed the laser fix.
The problem is i cannot upgrade the firmware. Ive downloaded the latest patch and have burned it onto many brands of cd-r's with three different burning programs(nero,alcohol,and clone) on the lowest speed possible, but the ps2 does not recognise the file as being the correct psx,ps2 format and tells me in insert a cd/dvd of the correct format.
When I reboot the system the matrix logo appears and i can disable it by holding down start button during boot and i can also access the configuration by holding down the triangle and circle buttons. Ive tried accessing the recovery mode by pushing the reset buttons in every way that I have read on many forums and a few of my own. Every forum that i have researched on makes note of a blue eject light but i have a top loader and no blue light exists on my machine as far as i can tell. the unit will play nonbackup games.
My question is does any body know how to access recovery mode with my particular model, and will burning file to a cd+r mayby resolve my problem, or is there something simple that i am doing or not doing that will let me upgrade the fw.
Any help with regards to this matter would be greatly appreciated.
I have verified that My mi is not a clone, and have searched many forums but to no avail. the chip came with version 1.53 installed on it.
Here's how to enter recovery mode (from firmware readmeV193.txt)
NOTE : You can always recover from a bad flash by entering recovery mode.
==== This will let you boot the upgrade disc to reflash your Infinity.
To enter recovery mode:
V1-V12 and V14 PAL :
Hold the reset button until the blue eject light turns on.
V14+ USA and JAP
USA : Hold reset until blue eject lights turn on, wait 3 seconds and
tap reset again.
JAP : Hold reset until blue eject lights turn on, wait 3 seconds and
tap reset, wait 3 more seconds and tap reset again.
It sounds like you should get the person who did the install to have another look at it and re-check that the wires are all going to the correct points and also check the soldering points are good.
Verbatim are an excellent brand of disc to use.
I say clone, cause Green Dot doesn't come with 1.53, it comes with 1.68 at least. Matrix Infinity clones also come with 1.54, so because it's close, I'm still gonna guess you have a clone, unless you have an install pic of it.
Well i ordered and recieved the chip myself from Modch**.com and inspected it against the pictures that apear on the matrix site. and it appeared to me to be authentic.....the matrix site also says that the fakes canot be disabled and i am able to do that so I really dont think it is a clone. When i access the configuration it says Matrix v1.93 at the top. when i boot a regular ps2 game and the ps2 screen come on then it says matrix v1.53 but the 5 could be a 9 as the tv i have it hooked up to is not the best. I think i will bring it back to my soldering guy and have him check the points and remove the laser fix.
Thankyou for the suggestions.......I should have waited for the dms4 but wanted it working for christmas.....oh well live and learn
Check your solder points
Check your solder points –
I too had the same issue you speak of, only my problem turned out to be my install. It would boot a PS2 game, would only sometimes load a backed up game, and it would never load any of my CD-R's that I tried burning BIOS updates to. And of the backed up games that it would sometimes load, none of them were the purple-media'ed CD-R's that I had made back-ups with. And I was using the same purple CD-R's for the BiOS burns too.
Ended up being that my wires were too long, especially the ground wire. I remounted my chip CORRECTLY, and it loads any and every CD, and I've upgraded the BIOS. Have your "solderman" recheck his work.
BTW, I also have a v14 slim and you don't need the laser fix.
Best o'luck with 'er!!
thanks for the info ronbo will let you all know how it turns out