We'll for a ps2 anyway, it's my first install. I got all the proper tools and equipment and my chip is on it's way.
Anyhow, does anyone have any tips or advice regarding laser treatment.
I have a Version 2 ps2 and im installing a Duo in it when it arrives.
I have read a lot about the poor lasers these machines have so while the ps2 is apart should I clean the laser and asjust it and all before putting it back together with the chip, or just leave it as is until I test it.
If I should work on the laser, how do you determine the angles for the pots and the lens angles?
I just found this link http://www.cyber-mag.com/station/laserPS2.htm
should I just follow threw...
Any tips or advice would be great, thanks all
Do not try to fix something if it is not broken.
Leave the laser untouched unless necessary ;)
Being a V2 I would do the following:
1) Before installing the chip - test the laser with a back-up copy of a DVD movie - if it plays your laser is fine - don't touch it.
2) If it struggles give it a clean and test again
3) If it still struggles - I would question the idea of installing a chip at all.
4) after pondering the time and expense if you decide to go ahead only touch the pots if you have a multi-meter to test and record the original resistance settings of the pots and to ensure that you only adjust them down by small amounts at each attempt.
shadow- Don't you need the modchip in order to run any backups on the PS2?
Anyhow, I have it here and I just loaded it with a backup dvd on a cd -r and it just goes to this screen
I clicked on Browser and it says no Data or DiskReadError
I even tried running a normal DVD and it gives me the same errors.
Is there some sort of special way to boot up and load the PS2 b/c this is the first time I have ever bought one.
BTW there's an old chip from the previous guy in thihs system that requires gameshark or something to work, do you think this could be messing things up.
When I bought the system, he loaded a PS2 fine, maybe he loaded it in a different manner and I didn't notice.
Any help would be great, thanks
If it's giving you those errors with original media, try cleaning it. I typically use a cotton swab with alcohol.
damn, i'll try that. I just bought this thing too. I called the guy and he said it's probably the disk. He may be right b/c he loaded a game and a movie before I bought it.
Yea I tried a good DVD and it works fine now but the only thing I noticed is while im watching the video the contrast goes bright, dark, bright, dark continuously. You can see the picture still but it's annoying. Is this common? I feel like giving this guy back this junk. I should have got a V5+
My V2 does nothing of the like. I suggest you do give it back.
lol it was actually my tv that was messed up. I haven't used it in a while, I guess it started acting up recently but it's picky on DVDs. I have a collection of 4 for Family Guy and it plays 3 fine. Don't know why it's not playing the 4th. Anyway im going to practice around on this to start off and get the chip installed. Then i'll sell it any buy a new version. Always good to have more experience on all versions :)
All PS2 consoles should be able to play DVDR back-up movies with no problems.
Its only the games that require the Modchip.
But some of the older PS2 versions (i think its version 4 and below) play some back-up movies in Black and White.
hope this helps.