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See spinning blue disc screen at startup, nothing boots from there!
See spinning blue disc screen at startup, nothing boots from there! –
Finally, I was sure I had a perfect install on the slim (with my CC 2.0). The led test actually only did blink for a split second, I knew that was good.
Did the pin test on the other wires I was able to, those were good.
Started up the console with the v34 burned image, then yay!. I heard the startup tune and saw video! But then after the load screen, I got this screen I never saw before.
Just like a spinning blue disc in the center of the screen (says playstation 2 in the upper right corner) and along the bottom were the options X (to start/boot disc) and another button to go back.
I hit the X button, the screen goes black for a second, then it returns right back to that same screen.
Like I said, the bios and pin tests were all good. The HA, 3v3, and ground wires are all that I can't test, but I double and triple checked them, resoldered them, and can't see why there would be a problem with them.
So given the tests, I'm 99% sure the install is good, yet the boot cd wouldn't even start.
And the console is literally brand new. Newest v15, 2 days out of the box. So there were no old or worn out parts.
I was baffled, still am. Despite my dvd/cd wires passing the test, I decided to resolder them yet again, no luck. Then I decided to not use the "F" point as I really didn't need it and maybe it was bumping heads with other points in that small area.
So I took that out and resoldered the rest of the wires yet again.
Now this time, there was no sound!
Took apart and resoldered again, no sound or video! Took the modchip completely off and same thing.
Now I've got a broke ps2, but I just returned it for a new one!
But I want to prevent this from happening. Shame that CC wiki site is down, I never saw it, and so I'm having problems troubleshooting and the manual is of little help when it comes to that.
Btw, when I was getting the spinning disc screen, that disc turned like gold if I tried to boot a normal ps2 game, and maybe blue for any cd's or whatever. So I should note here that the console did recognize the type of disc I had in, also I was able to see the laser moving and working.
I downloaded that v34 cue/bin zip. I burned the cue file at 8x with my sony cd-r which have always worked great, especially on sony products, obviously. (also tried 16x as I was getting desperate).
Now from my understanding, and I could be totally wrong, is it true that after the chip install that you should just slap that cd in, power on the console, then from there be taken to the menu where you can flash and install BM and those types of things?
Am I possibly missing something here? Or was my luck just bad again and perhaps I had some bad wiring despite my install tests passing? My 15x magnify inspection also passed! Couldn't see ANY bridged joints.
And if you guys say that I did the flash right (just put the disc in and start it up), then I'm really lost.
Is there something other than the v34 disc that can maybe get me going here?
Try going into recovery mode - 3x reset.
You need to have the resets at about 1.5 seconds apart, they must be precise, at least on my friends PS2 they do...
I tried that after browsing the forums while trying to troubleshoot. Tried it multiple times, it just kept coming back to that same screen.
But thanks for the tip anyhow.
Another thing is that while none of the firmware, ps2, o ps1 discs worked, I did try audio disc (I heard this is a good debug whether the audio disc works or not), but that only brought more confusion because the music tracks did play, but sounded very garbled.
But at the same time, this told me that my laser was working, at least to some extent, and moving.
My A wire tested good, and was only a hair over 2 inches long. So I think that was short enough.
I just wish there was a way to pre-test the HA wire. It was soldered as well or better than the group of other cd/dvd related solder points, so I have no reason to think that I had any bad connections anywhere.
And I really wish there was a way to know if I have a bad chip. For now, I'm going to assume that as long as the led on the chip lites in some fashion, it should be good, I hope.
I think I'm having the same problem as you...maybe my chip's gone, I'm gonna get a new MB to test it out on since i think the CD/DVD chip is gone, lol...might be the DVD drive though, I'm still tryin to figure this out!!!!
post that video to youtube p2nny and we might be able to help tell you what's going wrong or describe what's going on with the cd drive.
Sometimes I have had arms that have jammed too far down and go stuck. Slip the laser to the top (twisting it by hand away from the cd spindle holder) turn the ps2 on. Three things should happen with no cd in when you power up.
1) the arm should move back down to the spindle
2) the laser should pop up and down
3) you should see a light from the laser.
ps don't look into the laser when its on that's not a really good idea unless you dont care about your eyesite.