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Major Problem With V4+Magic2+DVDR - Need Help!
Major Problem With V4+Magic2+DVDR - Need Help! –
OK I hope I can sum this up correctly...
I modded a V4 NTSC Date Code 1B with a RED Magic2 V4 chip. Super clean install and solder joints, 22awg power/ground etc. Minor background, i've moded over 20 PS2's so far and never encountered the following problems.
After about 2 days of general play use with DVDR games my friends reports some games dont load anymore and if do cause internal game errors or skipping etc. So after I get back teh unit all the games that used to work didn't boot anymore.
Here is my diag:
The system will boot/play PS1/PS2 CDR fine. Plays DVD9 movies and DVD PS2 orginals fine.
The system proceeds to boot the DVDR normally still, I get the "Playstation2" logo, afterwards it will fail to boot then show me the browser page. In the upper left and right corners, respectivly are PS2 and Playstation-2 disc. So with that the unit definetily sees the PS2 disc correctly I assume.
Key things I thought were the cause were the blanks & laser
Reburning the games on different media and different speeds same result. All the recopies of games work 100% perfectly on my V7 machine
I went and disassembled the unit completely and checked each point for losse connections and or miss wires, none found, all solid connections.
Then with Charlie_ps2's laser FAQ, I went to to adjust the Laser. I adjusted to the tolerance on teh low end (700range) and high end (1100range) on the DVD POT. Onpon trying each way same, no booting occurred.
Then I had a spare V3 over here and I decided to swap out teh laser lens mech. After doing so, same errors but I get loud clicking, jsut its not good to swap lasers from older to newer. But problem still presists.
I'm completely lost on what to do, I know its not the chip, can't be, boots everything else and used to boot DVDR fine. I need some help here with this. Worse case is I will give me friend my V7 and keep his v4 and unmod it and sell it to recoup some money so I can buy another V7 for myself and possible a messiah2 chip. I rather try to fix this V4 then call it a total loss.
I hope someone has encountered something liek this and coudl give me some useful info, any would be greatly appericated.
Sorry for any typos, but its late over here :P
I'd say this was a laser problem. has it been cleaned with a cd lens cleaner (with brushes)?
Was the PS2 correctly re-assembled with the rubber cnductirs on the BA58 chips to take heat up to the metal cage?
Green, some V4 lasers donÂ´t like generic dvd-r very much, with any laser calibration you do, try test with some good media like apple, pioneer, verbatim datalife or tdk (2X), IÂ´m sure they will work fine.
Back the original values of laser pots, its better...
instead of checking the laser with an older laser check it with your v7 laser. if that works all you have to do is order a new laser
Apple and TDK media dont boot either, I use Prime Discs (Ritek).
Yes I have cleaned the laser, no go.
I will swap it with a V7 tonight, if the same thing occurs what is my problem?
Ill let you know.
Openedmy V7 and poped in the laser in the V4 now it boots everything fine...
Where can I buy spare lasers?
Thanks for the site, but its $70 USD for a laser! Plus overseas shipping (im in US) way too much.
Anyone else recommend a cheaper location?
Nope they don't sell lasers