v3 Messiah refusing to boot Imports!!! –
Hi. I have an old v3 PAL console with a Messiah. I have given to my little brother a while ago because of this problem, and got myself a v7 modded.
Anyway, it plays EVERYTHING I throw at it, and almost always boots discs before going to the Browser. The only thing it has serious problems with are Original Imports. Its strange, as it even boots DVD backups fine. Also, import Dual-Layer and CD games boot fine. Just DVD5 imports refuse to boot.
When I try to boot an import, the tray makes around 8 clicks. Then it starts the Disc Recognition stuff, and it will do the 8 clicks again. THEN it will give me a "RSOD". It onlty boots import DVD5s about 1 in 30 attempts. Everything else boots frist time flawlessly. Even the dude who modded it for me couldn't get imports to boot, and was wondering if anyone knows what the problem could be? Was thinking the lens, but that doesn't explain why it boots everything else flawlessly, and it was working perfectly when I got it 3 years ago.
Not much of a problem, but because I only play (and own) imports, I can't really use it (Though I can backup the import, which works fine, but a waste of a disc )
Thanx for your time,
PAL PS2 v3 (Messiah)
US Official HDD 40Gb (Sony/Maxtor)
HDL 0.8b (MDMA 0, & UDMA 6)/ HDL Clean
Easy Disk 128Mb USB2.0 Pendrive