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I have had my V1 PS2 modified by LOD with a V3 Magic 2. My problems are that I have erratic booting problems when using Verbatim retail DVD-R's and also regualr PS1 games/PS1 imports. If the console has been sitting awhile and not in use and I try to boot a DVD-R it seems to work all the time, on the other hand, after I have been playing a game for awhile and then try to boot a DVD-R it doesn't work usually and I get a red screen...I also noticed that the Magic 2 gets pretty warm, at least on the underside of the PS2 where it is located...Could there be a heat/temp issue that is causing the erratic boot? or are Magic 2 chips just not 100% reliable all the time? I was getting a stuttering / freezing issue with a retail GTA Vice City disc during the opening title sequence during the motorcylce drive by, but it seems to work ok in DVD mode (holding reset till blue light). Is this normal? I added a cap to the S pin but I don't think it did anything. Also, my DVD pot was originally set to 580 ohms, and I dropped it to around 500, is this too low to run at? Any suggestions are appreciated, as I have been tinkering with the azimuth and such for a few days straight now, and I am wearing thin with patience. I have gone through all of Charlie's FAQ's and guides and now am looking for more help...Hopefully :)
fake magic2? who in the uk sell's genuine mod's
i bought a magic 2 v3 board for my 39003 uk pal,from divineo.com. after 2 week's of checking for correct connection's and continuity, checking adjacent pins for s/c, using continuity checks. it only boot's original games and psx backup's by switching the board off. ie, holding reset till the blue light flashes. red screen on everything unless i hold reset.
the question is this. WHERE CAN I BUY A GENUINE BOARD. is there a list of supplier's of genuine board's. i'm convinced that this one is a fake and don't feel like wasting any more time on it. i was employed in electronics for 25 years doing component level repair for a multi-national company. i have modded over 700 psx (all models) and over 80 ps2's (up to and including v6), all successfully.
apologies if the answer is in the forum somewhere. i haven't been able to find it.
Moderator's Note: You have a separate thread running on this so I expect answers to YOUR point to be directed there.