v4 Magic 2 works on v1 PS2
Today I installed a Magic2 v3 in a v1 PS2. xiaNiaix this is your PS2 and I had strange results the chip would not work backups it would start to load then quit. Never finishing. Scrating my head I had an idea why not piggy back on a v4 Magic 2 and see if it worked. Well to my delight it did work! Let me tell you the v1 diagrams the Magic 2 makers have on there website did not coincide with this v1 PS2 so I had to piece this one together.
Below is a PIC of the install.
I am just thinking out load....
I have a few questions guys...
What is the model?
What is the serial?
What is the GH-xxx on the main board?
What is the date code?
Here is my hunch... The board that is shown by LOD is identical to mine (I have a launch day unit, model 30001, U1xxxxxx serial, and a GH-005 main board, even that same little stupid pink spacer). From what I can tell in the picture this is the same board I have.
Now is this the TRUE V2 unit? Is this the mysterious one that has been creating a lot of posts?I have been following the forums VERY closely to try and find the diagram(s) that matches my board. Now this is where it gets weird!:crazy: LOD you were the one that posted the FIRST picture I saw that even resembled my board. So what do you think is the difference between the boards? Is it that the board is universal enough that a version3 works one time then the next its a version4? Wow talk about confusing!
XiaNix any help on filling in the above questions would be helpful!
Maybe LOD has stumbled across an important find that we need to analyze and determine what is different.
Hang on to your panties boys and girls this just may call for a re-classification of the versions. Or do away with them and use something more bulletproof.
Just my two cents... Fire away gentlemen...
So there are diagrams for the V2?
LOD, are you saying that the diagrams on the "china-magic.com" website are for V2 PS2s?, if you are this is good news for me, since I have a V2. Anyways I think china-magic.com should have digrams for both V1 and V2.
Another thing, does one install a Magic2 V1-V3 or Magic2 V4 in a V2 PS2?