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Problem with old PS2 chip installation
Problem with old PS2 chip installation –
Ok, I have a PS2 v4 (30001, 1A date code, U2 serial, GH-010 board, 030 no-gap bios) and a Duo 2SE. Installation went perfectly. No problems. I put it back together and now i'm getting ROD on burned DVDs after about a good 1-2 minutes of trying to read them, and it has trouble even beginning to read CD-Rs. Is this a sign of a burnt out laser (or worn out), or just somethnig wrong with the install? Official games work fine. I have double strained the power and ground, checked all points thoroughly twice.. Any ideas? The laser wasn't too great to begin with, took 30-45 seconds to boot an original..
If it is indeed the laser, will calibrating it help at all? if so, where can I get instructions for a v4 laser.
BTW, i've clened the lens twice.
Should I try to replace the chip with a Matrix and see if it works?
Found the problem.. working great now. CDs are still a little iffy.. need to be really high qual, and no scratches at all.
Ok, now i'm having problems again..
I can put in one kind of media (i have two games burned from the same batch) and they read on the first "try" (i'll explain that later) and boot up before the browser comes up.
If i use any other media, it spins up.. tries to read, and then spins down a little and starts over. By the time it goes onto this second try, the browser is up.. Eventually it begins to read the disc, goes to a black screen, and then the disc abruptly stops and the PS2 flashes the no Data screen and then goes to the ROD.
New laser needed?