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For modchip installers, what do you do with the V3/V4 ps2's with B-lasers ?
For modchip installers, what do you do with the V3/V4 ps2's with B-lasers ? –
I have no problems with installing a modchip in all models.
The last months I rather prefer V5-V12, then a V3/V4.
Reason because of this is that the laser is not always good in reading the backups.
What I do before installing the modchip:
1) Play a DVD-R (RitekG04) ps2 backup, and see if I get the RSOD quickly
2) Play a DVD-R movie backup, skip to the last chapters, to see if the laser is able to play in the outher ranges of the disk
3)Then I decide whether or not to install the modchip
But the last times, I had people complaining that their ps2 had difficulties playing good backup ps2 games after some time (1-2 months)
I can choose in the future:
1) Not installing any modchips anymore in a V3/V4 with B-lasers
2) Install a new B-laser for 55 Euro extra
3) Install a new C-laser for 55 Euro extra, with help of lenschanger
4) Install the modchip and only clean the laser, and maybe adjust the pots if needed
What would you do ???????
If am very curious on what things you base your decisions ?
I usually never check the condition of the laser before a mod because it's not an accurate indicator if it'll work well with backup media. If their laser has issues after the install, I just tell them to get a 400C and have me install it. Now if they tell me beforehand that their laser has problems with original games, then I advise them to get it replaced first.
I can't say I know exactly what lenschanger does, but you can swap in 400Cs in a 400B equipped PS2 without doing anything complicated.
cleaning the top and bottom laser lense will usually make themread alot better and sometimes get them to read +r media . but if you repalce them always use the c type laser .
toma : My nephew is sending me a model 3000 ps2 (resides in diff city), he states that it plays his ps2 games fime , but will not play dvd's at all !!!
what should i do before i attempt to mod this ps2 ?????
DVDs as in movies or silver-backed PS2 games?
If you as me, it would be better in the long run to just buy a new 400C.
If his machine won't play DVD movies, then the laser is not good. By the way, I test with a DVD-R first, and if I get the RSOD immediately, then I'll install a chip.