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Dvd R+ DL on Crystal chip 1.0: Problems booting!!!
Dvd R+ DL on Crystal chip 1.0: Problems booting!!! –
Dear All, I'm writing this topic to request help from you, because lately I'm experiencing some major problems while booting every Dvd R+ DL.
First of all, I have got a PS2 Slim (first version appeared on the market), with a crystal chip 1.0 installed. I must say it works perfectly with my Ps2 Dvd R+ backups. Some time ago I made backup copies of my ps2 Dvd DL (God of War, Champios of Norrath, and Xenosaga) using Dvd R+ DL Verbatim, and they played just fine on my machine; I don't know if it is important, but at that time I got the BM version 1.8 and cc firmware was 1.9. Now I got the latest firmware (34) installed, along with the respective BM. Yesterday, I tried to play the back up copy of God of War I made, but when the BM tries to boot the game, the screen goes black for a few secs (just like when a game is normally booted) and then it swaps with the playstation browser, that shows me the presence of a PS2 disk inside, but no more. I've tried to reinstall the old cc firmware (19, the one that it worked with, along with its BM) to see if that was the problem, but it keeps malfunctioning (the BM starts like when booting a game, but then, after 2 secs of the black screen, it shows again with the image of the blue disk in the upper left corner and telling "please wait", in an infinite loop!!). Also, while with the new bootmanager, I've tried to boot the Dvd R+ DLs with and without the "DVD DL patch" option ticked, in the configuration menu, but it didn't work.
This is the first time that I'm really asking for help, because I didn't ever have big problems using my console.
Please help me!!
DVD+R DL media is notorious for going bad from the slightest scratches/smudges. If the same firmware that worked before doesn't work now, it must be either the media or your laser.
Yeah most likely its your laser. I have a first released slim V12 as well and it has trouble with DVD-R's from time to time. The V12's are getting old now and the slim lasers do seem to wear out fairly quick. Thankfully slim lasers are relatively inexpensive. You are also in luck since you have a V12 you can have HD-Connect or HD-Combo installed which will allow you to play back-ups from an HDD thus saving your lasers life since it wont be being used.
So what type of media would you recommend? + or - ?
And brand? I'm using genuine Taiyo Yudens and even my v13 has trouble reading them from time to time ..
Unfortunately I'm not aware of any decent DVD+R DL medias. TY should be some of the best, they usually are as far as recordable medias go. You may just have to accept that you'll get errors from time to time.
On a side note, I make backups of all my DVD movies since I'm not very good at remembering to put discs away after I'm done with them and it's cheaper to back them up than replace. So of course I have to use DVD+R DL for DL movies unless I want to downsample heavily. I get plenty of problems with skipping/etc when playing these on a PS2(I have multiple, all are crap at DVD+R DL) but none what-so-ever with PS3, so I guess maybe the PS2 laser just isn't very well designed for +R DL...
Yeah, it just must be the laser, because the games I backed up work fine on my other older type (fat) ps2 with HDL.
I would recommend Verbatim DVD-R. I've had no problems with it at all after the recommendation from Jones, that is.
All my DVD+DL backups are on Verbatim DVD+DL and they are all working great
V9 Duo3 Gold V10 CC1.1 FW24 V15 CC2.0 FW34 all Ps2 are PAL.Tried Traxdata DVD+DL and they all work like shit.
Sounds like your laser. But also make sure the firmware on your burner is updated & bitsetting for both +R and +R DL is set for DVD ROM. And some burners work better than others. I've used Pioneer 111D and Plextor 740, all burned at highest speeds. no problems. pioneer automatically sets bitsetting to dvd-rom, plextor is a 1 time manual setting.
Bourbon, I too have got a Pioneer 111D and, just to let you know, it doesn't support bitsetting, unless you use an hacked firmware (not recommended!!). At first I thought at this option as a possible cause of misfunction, but then I remembered that my ps2 used to read my backups on DVD+R DL (Verbatim) quite well, thus I'm now forced to think that it must be the laser. But ONE thing still leaves me doubtful about this supposition: my PS2 plays perfectly every one of my other DVD+/-R (Verbatim) backups....