Mod on versions 1-4
Does anyone do mods for versions 1-4. I personally had a v2 that never booted backups even on the best media out after the mod.
I have a guy with a v4 and before I even modded it I tested a backed up video and the laser didn't read it so im not touching that machine unless the dvd is replaced or at minimum a v5 and up.
Does anyone do the same out there? Has anyone ever did a v1-4 that reads backups?
I don't think (i'm pritty sure) that until v7 mechine u can't play DVD backups without a chip.
I know that V9 does.
Anyway i'm using right now the F14+, and it works perfectly on those versions.
As far as I know any PS2 will play DVD-R Movie backups as long as the laser can read the Disk.
A hell of a lot of v3 and V4 consoles that I do wont read most DVD-r when I recieve them, so I give the lens a clean and that fixes most of them. If its still not 100% reading backups then I give the laser a bit of a tweak down 50 - 100 ohms if possible..
to answer your question quickyly - 90% of V3-V4 units (I recieve) are worth Modding with a little work on the laser.
Thanks a lot guys.
I can try and clean the laser. Do you know of any tutorials on tweaking and testing the laser before I screw things up because I never touched the settings of a laser before, I cleaned one in the past on my v2 and it still didn't work.
Allmost all of the V3 i did didn't read DVD-R right away.
I'm allwys cleanning the len and addjusting the DVD pot.
Just wondering what exactly does adjusting the pot do to increase the likelihood of the lens reading backups? Also what would decreasing the laser 50-100 ohms do?
Also, what will happen in the future? will it die out eventually or will this little modding make it good as new again for a long duration?
Just want to know the facts behind everything.