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Am I doing something wrong or did I get a bad install? (Cystal Chip)
Am I doing something wrong or did I get a bad install? (Cystal Chip) –
I got a V12 (slimline) PS2 pre-modded with CC chip, and I've been having a problem, the problem is that it takes several resets to get a PS2 backup to boot, sometimes I just turn on the PS2 and the game boots, sometimes it doesn't, it says please insert a PS2 disc (red screen) and when that happens I have to keep on reseting it till it finally boots, soemtimes I've had to reset it over 10 times in a row to make it boot, this obviously isn't normal.
So did I get a bad install job or is there a prodecure to make PS2 games boot on CC? I know some modchips require you to hit reset twice for ps2 dvds to boot and what not so thats why I'm asking, though I think I just got a bad instalation.
I know its not the laser because original games boot right away and never fail to boot, and its also not the media cause I've tired maxwell, verbatim, and fujifilms and it doesnt matter what I use it still takes alot of resets to make the backups boot.
No, Crystal Chips just boot. Make sure a controller is in port one. Really sounds like bad discs to me. Did you install a laser fix? The laser fix will make the system even more picky with media. Try Ritek or Taiyo Yuden. Maxwell and Fuji are junk, not recommended with the V12s. Also, make sure you only copy originals and copy at the slowest speed possible. If you can, try your discs out on another modded V12 and see if they work.
Actually, the Fuji DVD-R that are "Made In Japan" are Taiyo Yuden manufactured. The Taiwanese ones are going to be Ritek (shit) or Prodisc (also shit). My PS2 doesn't like any of them. Seems to enjoy TDK and Sony.
Originally Posted by madisonmods
There's no way in hell the PS2 would reject a $ony disc. I'd say TDK and Memorex. TDK might be cheaper, but good quality.
Last edited by suram884; 08-04-2005 at 11:44 PM.
Reason: Missed a word.
You don't know what you're talking about. Just because Sony made the cd/dvd doesn't mean they made it with quality like Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden, and Ritek.
Originally Posted by suram884
Sony media are ok but they are not as good as the list above.
Dude, read my post again. Where did I say that Sony discs were good quality? I was just saying that from experience, I've always seen Sony units play Sony discs without a problem, but I don't recommend them because they are overpriced.
Originally Posted by T07N
Yeah it does have a laser fix installed, but it happens no matter what media I use, even for CD games, isn't verbatim the best media? I've used verbatims and its the same thing, besides if the quality of the media had anything to do with it I'd notice slow loading times and would hear the ps2 laser click trying to read it, but once it boots everything goes smoothly, the problem is it takes alot of resets to do it.
Last edited by Jeffos; 08-05-2005 at 01:53 AM.
Press reset: If the you get "browser & System Config" menu first and after a few seconds a R.S.O.D. the the lens or media is the problem.
Press reset: If it goes directly to R.S.O.D. then it is either a faulty chip or bad install. If it is a bad install then the problem is on connection A,B,F,G,H or I. since you get the R.S.O.D. with CD disks aswell you can rule out F and G. F= DVDrw and G = DVDr.
Last but not least the only laser fix that works well is the Pic Fix. Any fix that limits the movement of the focus and tracking coil will cause the gain on the Diode (it generates the laser beam) to go dangerously high which can cause lens damage.
If you have v9 - 13 and the CC has a date code of "0435" then chanses are that it is the chip since it can not deliver enough current to patch the bus on these consoles.
Your statement is very broad and it does not apply to all ps2s.
Originally Posted by suram884
"There's no way in hell the PS2 would reject a $ony disc."
I have Sony disc that didn't work on some pretty worn out lasers that requires better media.
I burn all my games at 8X (my burner can go up to 16x) so I don't know if that may have something to do with it, I'll try burning a game at 4X to see if it makes any difference. And what is the best media to use? I'm thinking of buying some Verbatim Data Life to see if it makes a difference, instead of the regular ones.
Last edited by Jeffos; 08-06-2005 at 04:48 AM.