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Yeah, your right. You can't see a whole lot in that pic, but I was hoping you could at least see that I had attempted to lay it out well, based on pro layouts. I was careful, but it wasn't easy and practice makes perfect. I'll get better as I get more experience. I'm not sure what I can do about a better picture at this stage. I'm kinda stuck. Don't know how I could have got it so wrong.
Your layout looks great but I cant see any detail. Well all I can say is keep at it a little longer. Good luck man, I hope you get it
Hi there, I communicated with the suppliers and was sent instructions on how to flash the chip. I was also told that V34 firmware (hacked) is all that works with 2.0 SLE. I am currently inventing new an intersting ways to make lovely shiny drinking coasters, to go with all the others I have made. The suppliers seem to think my problem is in how I am buring the upgrade disc. What get me is all the versions boot up until v33, then it's black screen??? Aint that kinda wierd??
I had the same problem this is what i did to correct it.
I use hack 34 disk to get it to minimal mode, and than swap disk and put in cc firmware hacked R29 and reloaded menu and formated (dff) the flash on chip. Than i power down and use 34 disk and install BM like normal. Let me know if it worked. I want to know if it only worked for me or not.
edited: Just found this it might work it has the format diff option http://psx-scene.com/forums/crystal-...-modified.html
Last edited by dartdog; 05-14-2007 at 05:19 PM.
It sounds to me like you need to get the console into recovery mode. You might not have entered recovery mode correctly. It might take a few tried to get right.
Thanks for your help.
I have been doing a similar thing to that. I can boot V29 and then swap in V34 and reload it's menu, but I cannot boot V34 without doing the swap.
When you go to install BM after flashing, I assume you see a DFFS in the device list along with CD/DVD and possibly MC0/MC1, correct?
I do not see a DFFS device in the device list. Should I? Or only when the firmware is flashed perhaps?
Thanks again. Yeah I have played about with that idea heaps. I must be doing it correctly because I can change it from the mode it's in when its started normally, to a mode that will allow it to play regular games, which it cant do in normal mode.
The suppliers said "reset three times from stand by". So I have pushed the reset button from red, three times, with many shots at getting the timing correct. The mode it boots into after three resets from standby, is the same as just turning it on with no resets.
If I push ON from standby and then reset 1, 2, 3, I get the same thing again.
If I push ON from standby and then reset 1, 2, 3, 4 I get the mode where regular PS2 games boot and work, but not one of the upgrade discs will boot in this mode. They all go to sony red screen, right after putting the skids on the slow spinning disc in ugly kind of way.
Thanks for your help again. Shall try some more at it soon. Trying to get an older CD burner to work so I can try burning on that
Have played about a whole lot more now.
I made a copy of the new modified R34. I first booted from R32 and then swapped in the R34 modified disc and reloaded the menu.
The tools were much better, but I am still unable to flash. It just fails. If I use the new Firmware Manger menu and erase the current firmware, then tell it to upgrade firmware (Still in the Firmware Manager Menu), it asks what device you want to upgrade from, so I choose CD. It then indicates it has found a Version 34 Hacked Bios.
Finally I flash and it shows the path of the file it is going to flash and then... hangs....
I also copied BM from the R34 Disc to MC0 and then asked the firmware manager to upgrade the firmware from MC0, it did the same thing hung...
I have seen the video of someone flashing the 2.0 and it happens fairly fast. Just a few seconds, if that. So it is definitely hanging. So does that rule out drive wires as a problem?
Try to format the flash a few times in a row, don't know it it helps, but who knows? This is the strangest behavior I've ever seen. Especially that R34 won't boot, no matter what you try. I guess you already checked for solder splashes on the chip. You might have stumbled over the first known faulty CC, at least I've never heard of a faulty CC before. Maybe resoldering the flash on the chip would solve the prob, but that would require a hot-air-station, cause it's hell to solder that one with an iron.
best regards Jones23