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problems booting games with memory card in
problems booting games with memory card in –
I have a strange problem. I can boot all games in two different v1's using different mods and bios's. When a memory card is inserted and the reset is tapped, the boot screen looks like the camera has moved back because you can see more blocks and swirling lights. This leads to only originals booting, and backups going to the red screen on one machine and browser on the other.
I thought I had made a mistake on the first system, but for it to happen on two systems using two different chips, this is just bizzare. I have checked what I believe is all the larger fuses, everything seems fine. I have not checked the sm fuses .
Does anyone have any ideas what it might be? I am willing to entertain any ideas.
So I found the problem and I hope this can provide some info for those who are going to install an M2 in a 010 machine.
First off, dvd-r gave me no end of nightmares. After trying to boot a dvd-r and repeated failure, no DVD games would load. I found out later that this particular machine was having problems reading DVD games to begin with.
Second. There is a delicate balance in these ( if not all ) versions of PS2's. There is enough power going through the circuits and the drive to handle a memory card drawing additional power. But throw a modchip into the mix and the balance falls apart. The resistance setting on the pots for the dvd and cd lazers are no longer valid. These had to be tweaked in order to get everything running reliably.
On this particular machine the cd pot was at 935 and the DVD pot was at 1400. A little tweaking of both got games to boot with the memory card in and cd's actually boot faster now. DVD games load like they should and unfortunatly, dvd-r refuses to boot.
But this all makes me wonder, what will happen if a network adapter or even worse, a hard drive, were put into the system. Will the pots have to be re-adjusted based on the power required by these new peripherals?