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duo2se problem - maybe broken chip
duo2se problem - maybe broken chip –
I have a PS2 version 4. I installed a duo2se chip in it. I am positive all wires are properly connected, and soldered well.
When I hold down the power button til' blue clouds, and put in a real ps2 game, it works.
When I start the ps2 with the eject button, and put in a real game, then press the eject button again. The real ps2 game will not load.
When I start the ps2 with the eject button, put in a burnt game..(an ISO I burnt with dvd decrypter @ 1x) it does not work. It just hangs, the ps2 dosent freeze, it just dosent do anything, no errors. but it does not work..
does this sound like a broken duo2se? or something else?
Start up pressing Eject, put disk in, press reset
try that. If that doesn't work, you're laser may be crapping out.. Can you listen to how many clicks the laser makes? If it makes more than 2 clicks, the disc will not read.
I tried the eject reset method. still doesnt boot. I hear some clicks, but some are louder than others.
Originally Posted by Thinkdiff
is there anything else I can try? clean the lens or something?
would this be typical if the chip wasnt properly grounded? I could use 22 gauge stranded wire for the ground and power. I am using solid 30 guage right now
it could be.. perhaps the chip isn't even on..
It does sound like a laser problem though. Can you read DVD-R movies (in disable mode)?
Cleaning the lens may help a bit.
I cleaned the lens a little, and I changed the wire & points that the power and ground are soldered to. I am using tony's points
when I try and boot a backup, it dosent take a long time anymore, it just goes strait to no data, then the red clouds.
I dont think its the laser, it looked very clean, and it boots real games quickly.
Should I return this duo2se, and get a new one? or maybe another chip?
I wish the chip had a little light on it or something to tell me it was working, or getting power...
Get another chip! Those duo2se seems not to be any good. I've had various problems too, installing Matrix MXL2 instead solved all my problems.
on one of mine duo2 chips, they forgot to solder a bridge to the oscillator.
Last edited by S-Mario; 11-01-2004 at 05:16 AM.
I'm the one that started the other thread.
have you found the problem?
does it boot cd-r backups?
i just gave up and ordered a few MXL2's. I am gonna troubleshoot it a little more today before I write off the duo.