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My New Ps2 won't read CD media after magic 2 install... HELP!
My New Ps2 won't read CD media after magic 2 install... HELP! –
Hey guys, just wanted you to know before I start my pleading and begging on my knees for someone to help me what an efficient and helpful place this is. Now, onto my problem:
I JUST installed a magic 2 clone onto my brand new v7 ps2. Before I installed it, I tested an original CD ps2 game, and it worked fine. Now , after install, absolutely NO CD based media works. I tried the same original ps2 CD game, and a couple ps2 backups, then an original ps1 game, then a ps1 backup. Nothing. It either gives a "disc read error" after trying to read it for a little while, or it makes it just past the whirling electrons and gets stuck in a black screen. It doesn't ever make it to either the "playstation 2" or "playstation 1 " logos.
However, I do have a DVD movie that plays perfectly everytime. I do not have any dvd original games , or dvd-r's to test out, but I did try a movie on DVD-rw and that played somewhat ok. (Don't know if that information somewhat helps out, but I thought I'd add it just in case).
Even though I'm almost positive this is NOT a laser issue, I cleaned the laser , and made sure the pots were set to 1.1 or so. That didn't affect anything.
What do you guys suspect my problem is? Can someone please help me out, I'm absolutely dying to get my ps2 modded !
Thanks , and please give some insight if you think you might know the problem!
this could be a long shot but like you i had the same problem last night so where you put the s wire between the two little resistors. try to bridge the two together with a blob of solder. it worked for me.
Well, it's not THAT much of a longshot. I didn't specify this, but, I am testing out the magic 2 clip kit version 2.10 , and the S wire is still one of the few that needs to be manually soldered. I'll try that as soon as possible. I was suspecting it might have something to do with the "S" wire, and I was expecting to add a capacitor to the line, so, should I still bother with adding a capacitor to the line, too?
sorry cant help you on the capacitor bit mate. i didnt fit one. what should it do? as no diagrams i use have stated using one.
Just like I thought, I got an original ps2 DVD game, and both it and a backup onto dvd-r work perfectly. This means my chip isn't defective. What does this narrow it down to? Is the "S" wire especially suspect now? Should I go ahead, re-solder point "S" , and install a 1 microfarad capacitor on the "S" line to see if it fixes it?
Just try resoldering the S point wire first. If its a go, then you can always conveniently snip the wire anywhere along it's run and solder the cap in-line if it turns out you need it.
while trying to resolder point "s" I accidentally popped the yellowish brown topped piece next to it off. ARRGG!! Anyways, I'm almost positive its a capacitor since it is unmarked and there are quite a few of them all over the board. Thing is, WHAT value of a capacitor is it?? Thanks for the info, and if you can help me out further, it would be much appreciated!!
When even original hang on black screen, could be the wires are too long, the "S"point or "R" point... try put a 470ohm at "R" point and see if works...
Is the clip kit your using the 1.25 pitch type? Trying to install a clip kit 2.10 1.25 pitch on version 7 PS2 and might be having a similar problem that you have. Mine couldn't play backups. When messing with the S-point, my dad burn the end of the same yellow part but worked fine once the compnes were solder bridged.