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HELP with getting firmware & BM to load
HELP with getting firmware & BM to load –
OK I have been reading and checking and then more reading and rechecking, and I cant get this figured out now for days on end, PLEASE HELP!! I am fairly comfortable with this process, seeing that I have installed a couple messiah 2 chips before, but I am stuck with this CC2pro chip.
I have a v7 PS2 SCPH39001, I installed a Crystal Chip 2.0 pro. and I have checked each solder point several times, and they all have been resoldered just to double check everything. I have checked to make sure EVERY wire is installed and wired correctly. I have been checking my work every imaginable way to catch any problem. So I would think its safe to say that its installed properly. The LED is agreeable to what it says it should be doing via CC website too.
I am very comfortable with burning disc images with bin/que files, and downloaded and burned the latest v29 hacked version. I try to boot with it, and I keep getting the RSOD (red screen of death) that tells me to insert a official playstation disc. If I put in a PS2 disc, it goes to the browser mode, and reads that its a official PS2 disc. I try to start the game it goes thru a partial startup of the game and comes back to the browser. I have burned the image to a few different hi-quality CDR media (verbatim, ridata, tdk, etc) and at the slowest speed possible, and I get the same result. (I have burned many upon many games at higher speeds and never have a problem with this type of media before (backups with using the messiah2 chip). So I am lost of what I can be doing wrong as far as burning the firmware image.
Now here is the thing if I start the PS2 and hit the reset button (6) times to bypass the disc, the original PS2 game will run fine. So wouldnt that be another indication that the chip is installed correctly?
Any ideas from some of you pros? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!
Check the I.B.G.H.F wires again cause if you mix them up it works just as yours.
Had that problem on a v13 checked and double checked and somehow I´ll mixed I and H up!!!
Your BIOS points appear to be correct, this is why you cant boot even originals with the chip enabled. Until you flash the chip with the hacked FW/BM the chip will always recognize the PS2 game but return you to the browser. But this doesn't confirm that your CDVD points are correct, in fact, the fact that you are getting the RSOD indicates that your CDVD points are incorrect. The LED can really only detect if the BIOS points are correct. If you get an all clear from the LED but you cant boot the upgrade disc then you must consider that your CDVD points are incorrect. If you are able to disable the chip with the 6 resets this means that your BIOS points are correct but doesnt imply that your CDVD points are correct.
I would suggest looking over your A,B,H,I and HA wires once more.
Thanks guys, I'll give it one more good look and post my findings.
Yup, check the DVD/CD points. The best way I find is to take a multimeter to the point soldered and the point on the chip. That way you know its the right letter and there isn't a break in the wire either. I've done a few that all the points were soldered properly, just to the wrong letter. Happens after 4 or 5 in a day. hehehe. But if the light goes on and off, bios is all good and RSOD usually is a bad DVD/CD point. Sometimes too, try an alt point. Like for "A" that goes to the resisitor, there is a via right above it. I've had the odd one that wouldn't work from the resisitor properly but did from the via. PS2's are the pickiest consoles in the world.
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OK You guys were right, I found the problem. The wires were in the correct spots but the H wire had a break in it and there was no continuity to it. The multimeter was an awesome idea GeToChKn. Dont know why I never thought of it. THANK YOU!
BUT now I have a new problem. I inserted the hacked v29 disc, and booted it up, all went fine. I chose install firmware, and it flashed the screen, so I assumed it did. Then I chose install boot manager, and it went through several files and installed them. Once that was done, I rebooted, and put a game in. If I choose boot media, it does nothing. I tried several games and get the same thing. I tried restarting and bypassing the chip, and it will not read a disc now, it makes some funny clicking noises that I haven't heard before.
Could it be the firmware did not install? Could it be I am having a problem with the disc drive? Any ideas? Any further help would be appreciated.
OK got it DVD drive figured out, it seems that the lazer was not moving back and forth, and that the little white plastic piece that is attached to the lazer unit and rides on the worm gear is getting worn on the teeth. I ended up putting a piece of paper between the piece of plastic and the lazer unit to make it push a little harder on the worm gear and it seems to all be working now.
I really like this chip, I have booted every kind of media with no problems at all. VERY NICE compaired to our old messiah2 chip that we used previously. Well done Crystal Chips!!
On the other hand, does anyone know if that is a part that can be purchased as a replacement part? (the little white plastic piece that goes from the lazer unit to the worm gear in the DVD unit)
Does anyone know where a good place is to find parts for a PS2? I also would be looking for the game controller connector module (I guess that is what you would call it). Just curious, I would suspect ebay, but I didnt know if there is any sort of swapping forum around?
Glad you got it working lugnuttz!
The lasers plastic worm gear can be bent slightly to engage it the worm shaft better. I dont know if that is your only problem, if a new gear is needed you can get parts here
I think the other part you are asking about is the game controller port. Those can also be purchased from Rich.