There's a first time for everything folks, and this is the first time I have encountered a problem not easily solvable by myself.
Here's the deal, been doing mod installs for the last 2-3 years, never had an issue like this come up, I will do my best to explain it.
When I start up the PS2 is will go to a black screen (actual black screen, not a screen that shows when there is no video at all), if I reset it again it gets no video, on the THIRD reset it boots up, I actually reflashed the chip that way to see if it would help but it didn't. You would also think that it would boot into backup mode? Guess what, it boots Toxic.
The chips aren't faulty I tried 3 of them with the same results, I installed one that was doing that in this into a V9 and it works flawlessly. What could be the problem? Bios points have perfect contact (mind you I am only testing bios points right now because I would like to get this solved before doing the CD/DVD wires. Can't be a ground problem, using two 30 guage wires. I tried an alt 3.3v point, same result. Would be awesome if someone knew a solution to this. Thanks.