Possible modchip failure?
I have a V1 or V2 PS2. It has a Messiah 2 in it, but I'm not sure what version it is... Here is a summery of my problems with my PS2 at the moment...
When my modchip is connected:
-- Games on HDLoader only boot 1 out of 10 times or so (when it does boot, they play perfect)
-- HDLoader cannot install games off of DVDr (it recognizes them as DVDr and not real discs)
-- Metal Gear Solid 3 doesn't boot off of DVDr - black screen
-- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas attempts to boot, but eventually fails
-- Star Ocean 3 has random freezes reading data - but will recover and continue playing normally
When my modchip is disconnected:
-- Games on HDLoader boot perfectly
-- Metal Gear Solid 3 original boots fine
I forgot to test the originals with my mod connected though, and don't really want to reconnect it if I don't have to...
I tried replacing my DVDRom as I thought maybe that was failing, but all the symptoms are still as present as ever. I don't think its a problem reading my DVDr discs though as other games (La Pucelle Tactics for example) would work fine...
Anyways, I'm now thinking my mod is shot, but I don't want to spend any more money on this thing when I'm not sure... Has anyone had similer problems??