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Messiah on V5 problem –
I installed a Messiah on a brand new PAL v5. When done - the PS2 loads only CD/CDR but no DVD/DVD-R. When I'm trying to boot a DVD it either goes to the browser screen after spinning sor few seconds or spinning for a little more and go to No-Data screen.
I checked that the W point is secured, and same for all other points. The PS2 is new so I assumed no adjasments need to be done to the laser diodes (correct me if I wrong). I cleaned the lenses anyway but it didn't work.
Any help would be nice
E is the wire of interest not W on Messiah. At the same time do check the rest of the CD/DVD controller cables. I don't suspect E on a v5 because those pads are easy.
Also you may not have properly connected o you may have damaged the orange cable from the laser.
I resoldered some of the controller points just to be sure they're connected properly, and I double checked the orange ribbon too.
Another strange thing - I succeeded loading original GTA3 and fully play it!?!
And now I can't repeat it....
Reading your post more carefully, I see that the PS2 can't recognise the disk as a DVD. The modchip isn't involved at that stage - just the DVD circuitry.
This can be compromised by the ribbon cables or by power/gnd problems (like GND too long or not 22 awg - need I tell you that).
My updated troubleshooting guide has a test you can perform with a DVD movie to narrow this down.
I'm at a loss what else to say.
I'm using the same installation method for quite a while now, and he same wires too - that's why it's strange to me.
I enclosed a picture, any inputs would by helpful.
It turn out to be a defective original Messiah chip!!
I tried swapping DVD drive with a working v5, to eliminate ribbons and laser eye problems - but nothing changed.
So I swapped the Messiah chip between this PS2 and a working PS2 - the problem appeard on the second PS2 - and the first one worked great.
The first defective one out of nearly 100 installed....who would have thought.