Just got my PS2 back today from having it modded (thx Loy).
I would like to say that everything is working 100%, but it's not...
I have a v4 PS2, with a D M S 3 chip installed.
I've been playing backup games for a long time now using the swap method with my Gameshark2. So I know beyond a doubt, that my PS2 will read/play the type of dvd+r's that I burn games to.
With that said, here's the problem:
My PS2, upon boot up, will play any cd type game I throw at it. However, any backup DVD type game, the PS2 fails to read the disc, and I keep getting Disc error messages.
Now I've already tested to find out that my PS2 will read normal DVD movies (those play just fine). And my PS2 will play any original PS2 DVD type game. It's only the DVD type backups that it won't play (these being the exact same one's i've been playing for months now using the swap method mentioned).
Sometimes, it will boot up one of the DVD type games, but most of the time it won't. This has been tested on the same game, so it's not due to scratches, etc, or a different disc.
Also, I went a step further, and used my old swap method, and the games play perfectly, so I know it's not the laser (in case some people are going to suggest laser adjustment), as the PS2 has no problems playing any of my backup dvd types.
The problem only occurs when I try to direct boot up with the modchip of a DVD type game.
Also, my PS2 did something really weird initially. When I would boot it up, on the browser/system config screen, the little dancing lights in the background weren't dancing. Also, for a short time, I couldn't adjust the clock/date settings in the system config menu. After about an hour of useage (mainly me trying to figure out why my dvd games wouldnt play), the problem went away. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it, but I've been able to set the time/date now, and the dancing lights in the background, dance again.
As of this post, I've opened up my PS2 and completely cleaned the lense in hopes this would help things along... it hasn't :(
Anyone have any ideas about why it might be doing this?