V4 + DMS3 problems
hello all, i installed a DMS3 2.0 into a V4 PS2 (SPCH-35001). the first time i turned it on, i got a black screen, so i went and re-did the ground, laid wires D,E,O,X flat against the mobo, and tried it again. the PS2 booted, and had the startup screen and went to the menu. then, i inserted a (original) game and waited. nothing happened. i went into the browser and after blinking "reading disc" for 30 seconds, i got a disc read error. i resetted it and didnt get any better results. i tried (original) DVD movies, ps2 DVD-Rs, ps1 CD-Rs, all with no good. the closest i got was a ps2 CD-R game, which had the quick splash screen, then went to black, but before showing the Playstation 2 logo, it flashed the "reading disc" from the browser, then went to the RSOD.
is this problem because of an improper installation of the DMS3, or a faulty laser? is there a way to know if the chip is properly in? this is driving me nuts and i dont know what to do. any suggestions would help!
and if anybody in the bay area, CA knows how to fix it let me know!
ok i just tested a few audio CDs. the audio jumps around when booted normally, but when i hold down circle or square (ps1 or DVD) mode it works. but then i cant fast forward to any other tracks. and if i start with track 5, it doesnt play, and i cant go back to track 1.
original audio CDs work, but only if i start from track1.
CDR audio CDs do not load.
disable the mod to play audio
even if its disabled, i cant fast forward to any other track. oh and CDR audio actually does load.
any ideas on how to fix the non-reading of DVDs, PS2 games (both original and DVDR)?
im trying it right now.
i tried the tangetial skew adjustment, testing with a DVD movie (in dvd mode). the only thing i noticed was the disc spinning differently. sometimes it would spin, then stop then kinda lurch forward a little. other times it would spin, slow down, spin, stop, spin, then slow down to a stop. no booting up.
now im trying the radial skew white gear thing.
im having no luck with adjusting the Tangential Skew and Radial Skew adjustments.
i was able to sorta boot a CDR ps1 game.. it got past the "Playstation" logo and went past the "capcom" logo, but then nothing else loaded.
maybe u'll need to go a lil bit further
by adjusting the cd pot
i just think its weird how after installing the chip the unit can no longer read original PS2 games and DVD movies. the only thing i can think of is during reassembly, i moved the laser thing with my finger on accident.
so i should try adjusting the cd and dvd pots? i guess ill try this before going to "professional" help.
Be careful when adjusting the pots. It is strange that the system doesn't read originals. Did you try cleaning the laser? You need a q-tip and >90% isopropyl alcohol.