DVD-IC chip, DVDrom drive timing issue QUICK FIX! –
I've long had problems with the double swapping required for DVD silvers/R's on my PS2. I used to think that my DMC was the problem, as it had scratches on it. The problem was, at the time, that it seemed as if the PS2 needed to read the DVD on the first try for the swap to work (if not, the dvd is sent out spinning).
I noticed something earlier this month. Everytime the swap fails "to read the dvd on the first try", just before the tray would completely close there'd be a click sound (as if the laser has already started reading). Now everytime the swap succeeds, this click sound is not there.
Now onto the fix, i was exploring/fact finding/cleaning my PS2 last night and when i put it back together, just as i was about to screw the last 4 screws on the dvdrom side of the PS2, i noticed it couldn't be screwed on fully. When it was screwed on fully, the drive wouldn't open. This had happen before, and was due to the hardware not being placed properly into the casing. Being tired as i was from college , i decided that i'd fix it next time 'round. So i left the screws slightly from fully screwed in. Now the tray slides in and out slower than it did before BUT the DVD swap succeeds 9 times out of 10 (instead of once out of 20)!. So now i figure the problem my PS2 is having with the DVD-IC chip (which to those who don't know, is like a neo2.2 only it doesn't need a cap, press reset 2x for DVD-r's and press reset 3x/4x (depends on which version you have) for CD-r's) is that the DVD drive's timing is slightly screwed up.
I hope this is at least interesting info for some of you out there. now if only college doesn't drain all my cash, then i'd have a magic chip
Formerly Team Plusnewz.