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PS2 won't play PSX games
PS2 won't play PSX games –
I've had this problem for awhile now.. My PS2 (v4 NTSC Neo 2.5) won't play PSX games, original NTSC or backups of any region. It just goes to the red screen. It's not a problem reading CDs, as it loads CD-R based PS2 games fine. I am positive I am booting correctly, and I have tested it with an assortment of about 5-10 games, a mix of both original and import, all of them having been tested on an SCPH-5501 PSX and working fine. Any way I can fix this? It annoys me a lot...
Take a look at whether or not the SCEx wire has come adrift. You need to go to the install diagrams to locate that wire.
I had a similar problem, a few games worked on my PSX but not my V2 w/neo2.2. I was like WTF! So I looked at the disk and I'll be walked down a plank if'n that rascaly disc didn't have finger prints and greasy grubby kid prints all over it!!!! So I sent that scoundrel through my handy-dandy (and damn near magical) DVD Dr. disc cleaner doo-hickey and the little buggers worked fine after that. So...if all your wires are battened down correctly, try a good, old fashioned disc cleaning. Arrrrrrrrr
I keep all my discs clean, and the PSX games are not played very much. Most of them don't have a single discernable scratch or print on them, so I don't think that's the problem.
I had a professional installation, I don't really know anything about soldering, but I will take a look at it. When you say the wire has "come adrift," do you mean just plain fallen off? What would be a sign of this? And also, would a problem with the SCEx wire stop originals from being played as well?
Just to clarify my burning question is: would a bad connection for the SCEx wire mean that the PS2 would fail to boot PSX ORIGINALS as well as backups? I don't want to waste my time with this if that's the case...