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magic3.1+ same as 3.1?
magic3.1+ same as 3.1? –
I'm trying to research my problem, but I wonder if there is a change between Magic3.1 and 3.1+
Installed 3.1+ in NTSC v4 with gapped bios. Drive spins up, lens moves, I get the no data error on ALL discs. In browser screen, "dvd" does not come up when testing a movie. It only says ps2. I read somewhere the bios wires need to be less than 4 inches. True? I double-checked the ribbon cables. Connectivity between points is fine. Any ideas? I have some duo2se chips on the way...
I don't believe it's anything to do with the wires. 3.1 was an "official" chip. 3.1+ is just a name of a chinese chip; nothing really to do with 3.1, so you may need to use a different diagram. Alternatively, the chip might just be faulty.
if my memory servers me right, 3.1+ is a clone of 3.1 but with a few features added like sleep mode. dont no much more than that.
I initially ordered 3 magic3.1+, a mars3 and 2 neo12 chips from mod-chip.com. While his replies to my emails have been hasty, his chips all seem to be bunk! Only the MARS3 has worked, the rest seem to burn up playstations. If my two duo2se chips don't fare better, I'm leaving ps2's alone!
I have the ssame problem with that chip and same v4 mobo took the chip out it ,machine works fine I am going to try a new chip
i recommand an orginal duo2se
I agree with you 100%. When I ordered these chips, I hadn't found this scene, and therefore didn't know what a clone was. I'd say Ostertagg over in Austria got a good piece of e-real estate with his domain name. He charges $10 more for his duo2se chips. I wonder if they are clones, too? Is xmodds a reliable place for non-cloned duo2se's?
Do not expect that muh from those Duo's neither... Those are a modified iCE based - hmm how do I call them -, "clones". Cannot understand why people love those that much, when they do not do that much, except programming the chips and sell it as a Duo. But that's another story. Do not tell me you could not find a better place in Austria/Germany for chip supply. There are a million of sources with quality products and reliable SUPPORT. (and let's not talk about foreign countries, they ship to the EU for some 5 bucks...)
Originally Posted by nickbuhl
pS: Magic 3.1 also had the sleep function, not that it matters, still a buggy and shit chip.
I shoulda known everything he has is junk. I thank each and every one of you for your insight. Can y'all let me know the name of your favorite place to order chips from? My most recent order for two duo2se's is from foundmy.com, Terry Waskowich. Will these be ok?
"Do not tell me you couldn't find..." Without a reference, all the suppliers I find are questionable. I saw someone mention foundmy.com in a thread, so I gave it a try.
p.s. I don't care whether the chips come from Austria or S. Africa, as long as they're good.
First of all a PERSONAL contact is the best solution especially for the 1st time. Ordering from someone locally means easier problem solving. But well, one has to learn things oneself, so if you think all suppliers are QUESTIONABLE we all are questionable then. Not to mention, we have a sell/buy/vendors section. (not that references like those matter that much, buying online is always a risk, no matter how many references one has... just look at the posts about for example Richpsxparts and others... while everything went fine for several users, then there are always ones who complain... they probably had a good reason to...)