Magic 3 for v7 hanging on dvdr games
I have a ps2 version 7 with a Magic 3(blue). I was experiencing hanging on all the dvd games, backups and originals after a few minutes, the cd games (psx 1 original & backup cdr & ps2 original) did not hang. To ensure it was not a drive issue, I turned off the chip while booting the dvd game by pressing and holding the reset button for greater than 5 second about 10 second. When I did that the original dvd games did not hang after a few minutes. To make sure it's not a heat issue or a bridged solder, I resoldered the chip and relocated it to the side of the expansion bay. I used 22 gauge cable for the power 5v and the ground wire, 30 gauge cable for the rest. I installed a capacitor on the SCEX connection. However, I was experiencing the same problem.
What worked for me was unsoldering the Z wire. After that the hanging and freezing stopped and my game shark still works. I thought the z connection was for game shark/action replay support. I guess not. Now, everything boots perfect and the annoying hangs and freezes are gone.
Can anyone tell me if they also experienced this and what your solution was?
I am using tdk dvd-r. They work great and I never had a problem with it.