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Problem I haven't seen yet.. Booting prob
Problem I haven't seen yet.. Booting prob –
Ok, I did a search here, and didn't exactly find what i was experiencing, so here it is..
I installed my Magic3 on my v5, and after some messin with it, I can boot all originals just fine..
A concern of mine is I read somewhere that if you put it in PS1/DVD mode, it should display the orignal PSX logo?? I'm still gettin the PS2 loadup, and then a red screen.. (I know the PS1 backups work, because I used them back when I had a modded PS1, worked great)
My actual question is, without having to disconnect every wire and start over, what kind of diagnostics could I do?
I believe i read that Z & W are important to make the whole PS2 backup thing work, not to mention the +5V...
YES, I'm aware that the S wire allows PS1 backups to boot...
A spinoff of that question: If the +5V is not connected, will the chip be bypassed, and it work like the original PS2? I have a feeling that it's not working for some odd reason.. I had the owner of ModChip.ca call me, and he assures that it's working....
I know i'm a n00b here, but be assured I DID search, it's just i didn't find anything in my exact or near symptoms...
AGAIN: PS2 originals, DVDs, PS1 originals, all boot fine..
BACKUPS of anything will not boot (it took me about a week to determine it wasn't my burning technique, and about 40 cds... and tons of my time....)
Thanks in advance guys n gals
EDIT: Oh, and an exact description of EXACTLY what each wire does would be cool, i just did a google search, couldn't find but what the S, MNOP, and W wire does...
Z is only used for your cheat devices like GS2 and AR2. If you're actually booting them in PS1 mode properly, then you'll want to check the Reset line since that's the connection it looks at to determine the mode to boot in.
I'm not bootin anything in any mode...
If i'm not mistaken, in order to boot in PS1 mode, when holding down the reset button to power on, the original PS1 logo should display, with or without a CD in the tray.... I'm not even gettign that....
What's weird is that it works just fine with originals, but isn't showing any sign of a modchip, that is, no PS1 screen, not playing backups (either PS1 or PS2[any kind]).... I would suspect that a bad chip would make the ps2 inoperable while connected...
Does the Magic3 interfere with originals (like it does on copies/backups)?? If so, then with it not working like it's supposed to, shouldn't I be having some problems? I mean, if the chip weren't properly rigged, I'd suspect the PS2 not to work at all...
Your condition is that backups won't play. That is dealt with in the Troubleshooting Guide in the FAQ. There is additional info in the Messiah 2 TSG that is equally applicable to Magic chips.
Your important clue is that the PS1 mode switch doesn't work which suggests that the RESET wire might not be properly connected or indeed on the right point.
well lemme ask you this, any ideas why my games now start to make a scratching noise, and recently started telling me that it couldn't read the DVD disk, to pull it out and find hella scratches all over it??
Uhm, whats with all the people (noobs?) with wierd problems?
a PS2 cant destroy a disk unless some mechanical problem exists in the DVD drive.
It may be letting the disk spin on the tray for some reason.
go check your install with a ohm meter. check betweed neighbouring pins AND for any breaks in the wires. Watch for spilt solder on the board.
You may have a short around your DVD/CD controler if its doing strange things with your disks
as far as PS2 modding goes, yes, I'm a n00b, but soldering, no...... hell no... I've used an Ohm meter to test... no bridging, no breaks, nothing seems wrong
If your disks are scratched then you have an unusual but previously reported problem. I think Necrolop reported it, or EnTiTy dealt with it or something.
There are at least three possible causes:
- There is over-voltage on the lens focusing servo but I don't recall if this was present in any of the past reported problems. This could occur with 5v modchips if the 5v is emitted on SCEx or similar.
- More likely, the laser sled rails are out of true - not parallel with the disk. Depending which way they are not parallel, then the scratches will be on the inside (more common) or the outside. The FAQ contains an adjustment post for this condition (search under the word parallax) which often operats in conjunction with the next condition.
- The laser azimuth adjustment (also in the FAQ) is set to put the lens too low when focussed.
Hope that helps.