wel, things went from bad to great to terrible
first off, i was mistaken...my ps2 is a v4 R, not v5. my friend's is a v5.
i bought a broken v5 online. it's problem was that it's dvd drive had it's tray broken.
on my friend's system, i took his tray off and put it on the drive assembly that worked, put the system back together, and *PRESTO* working ps2.
that couldn't read dvd discs. doh!
so then, i took out the drive again and this time switch laser eyes. *Presto!* working ps2.
that couldn't read my backup of Jedi Power Battles
so i adjusted the laser POT a lil bit like i did for my own ps2 until it could read the cd-r well. *PRESTO!!* a working ps2.
that once again couldn't read dvds.
so now, i am on a hunt for an osillioscope to try to fix the laser eyes on both v5 systems. if this doesn't work, i am seriously screwed.
on a side note, my own v4 R ps2's tray won't open or close on it's own anymore. the vibration stopped working buti fixed that. it's got the sbox wire on the board and before i fixed the vibration everything on it worked fine. Games play on it (originals and backups), but in order to play them i have to have the cover off
i'm selling this thing. i'm sure if someone has a v4 R drive assembly lying around (failed neo4/messiah mod?), this would be the perfect system for you .
i also have a good working un modded v5 R that needs a new dvd drive. i shall sell this thing too. maybe if i get enough for the 2 of these systems i'll have enough left to buy a nice new one
US v9 w/ Matrix Infinity 1.50 (Work by Madison Mods
Hey, who killed my saturn sigs???