Solid Bright Red Screen
I was installing a DMS4Pro (not SE) in a v5. It was having trouble reading the firmware disc so I put the Toxic OS on a memcard and held down triangle to get it to run. It was trying flash the firmware but it was taking like 5 mins to 7% of the flash and it kept going at that rate. Around 53% it stopped and went to flashing attempt 2, and than attempt 3. At this point the ps2 turned down from heat because I hadn't hooked up the fan yet through the testing phase. Now when I turn it on, all I get it a bright red screen. Nothing else. Any idea's on how to get out of this one? I was thinking the chips firmware is toasted, but I'm not sure how to fix this since the red screen is most likey from the chip. I was thinking of adding a switch in between the power wire so I can basically turn off the chip, boot up a launcher with the ind. expolit, turn the chip on with the switch, than run the firmware updater.
Well I took the chip completly out. Now the PS2 bios will boot up but the sounds at the start are really screwed up. It sounds like a door bell. It will boot up an original upto the point of the PS2 logo but it won't actually boot the game. Gonna try the chip again in another ps2 and see what happens.
Update: The chip doesn't work in the v7 ps2 either. Solid red screen. It must have toasted the firmware. Is there any recovery mode on the DMS 4's?
runing ps2 w/o fan? baaaaad..
yes, turn on ps2, then when blue light comes on, press reset. repeat 3 times. that will revert to factory flash.
you can also hold L1 L2 R1 R2 when booting the toxic upgrade disc to erase the programmable flash