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Weird Problem - Ps2 play's DVD media but not CD - HELP!
Weird Problem - Ps2 play's DVD media but not CD - HELP! –
Hey guys, I have been trying to diagnose this problem of my ps2 for almost a month now to no avail. My v7 ps2 has a magic 2 clone in it. It plays all DVD media perfectly , but no CD media at all.
I thought for a LONG time it was an issue with the modchip in some way, so , the other day I was really careful and completely uninstalled the mod, and, STILL no CD media plays. So I reinstalled my modchip again, and still the same thing. I'm not saying I didn't cause this somehow during the installation, but, the modchip itself has all the wiring's correct, I believe.
If a CD game makes it past the whirling electrons, it VERY rarely will make it to the logo screen. Most likely it just sounds like it's trying to access information for a long time.
ALL DVD media plays great, though. DVD-R, dvd original, dvd movie.
It's NOT a laser issue, because I've tried another drive in there and it acted the same exact way.
My cd Pot is at the correct position, too.
To all the guru's of the gh-019 v7 board, what could this be? I don't wanna blindly poke around the board if I can, because I am afraid I might pull a point off.
If there's no chance this board ever will read cd's again, can I convert cd games over to DVD-R? I would think this could be posssible, considering dvd games are put on cd-r.
have a look at points b and c next to it you have the ps1 iop check for shorts it could be the most tiny peice a good mag glass would not go a miss hope this helps other than that i have not got a clue its possible that the cd diode has a seperate fuse to the dvd diode it could be a fuse thats about the best advice i can give you wait errrr also check the cd dvd controller points you could have a hairline crack to check this you would need a fibre glass pen to take the laquer of the bord and test at either side of the solder point the laser you tried was it out of the same v ps2 if not it could still be the laser unit at faul do you hear any clicking and does the disc seem to speed up fast if so it really does point to a fault in the laser ive come across most repairs you can think of and this one ive never heard of its always the laser could be a nick in the ribbon cable also these are just all the checks i would do to find the fault.
just notices you said it rarely makes it to the logo screen if it does make it to the logo screen it rules out a problem with the main board its 100% a laser unit problem if as you say you changed the lense and had the same problem its incorrectly installed the only advice i can give you is take it to a pro for repair or a new laser unit.
by the sounds of it and i have seen this before but its rare the mod has killed the cd diode if this is the case
trust me chuck the magic in the bin every machine its installed in will suffer the same fate if you dont like some one you know what to do now.
I rarely disagree with entity. But we measured the Magic 2 output voltages - they are all 3.3v. So there's no 5v issue associated with the Magic 2.
You could have damaged the BA58 or one of those two chips that control the Drive. Those chips have compund heat conductors that take heat to the metal cage. if you have run the PS2 with those covers off then those chips can overheat and be damaged. There are separate control circuits for CD and DVD coming out of the chip. On balance I think this improbable, but possible.
You may have damaged the ribbon cables.
When you say you tried another drive, does that include the laser? I imagine so.
charlie im not refering to the 5v when i say the mod killed the laser i aint got a clue what causes this problem i believe theres some faulty magics out there thats killing the cd dvd controller its killing both boards and laser and i dont mean blowing fuses blowing ics the ps2 with the mod will work for an hour at most functioning normaly then bang nothing its only ever happened twice to me once with a messih and once with a magic 2 in turn frying the laser and this was on brand spanking new v5.s ive got one sitting here if you want it i guarentee it for the sake of science i intalled it in a few with the exact same problem it will blow every ps2 you put it in i changed the ba chips tested the laser on another unit nope dead laser dead board changed the ba chips same problem so i asume it was killing the cd dvd controller and hence the laser unit kill aswell it was a shady sod i got it from so peeps be wary other than that thats the only time ive ever expirenced faults except with those well dodgy chips.
i aways thought the scenix outputted 5v oh well cant be correct all the time.
ouch, this sounds like this ps2 is doomed to stay in a no CD playing mode
Ok, then, someone PLEASE help me with getting CD images over to DVD-R. I have an original copy of tekken tag I REALLY want to play again !!!(tekken tag is a CD game, BTW)
As I've said before, It CANNOT be that difficult, can it? If it's become 2nd nature for people to put DVD games onto cd-r , then going the opposite way should be just as easy, right???
dont worry mdoggie thats not your problem i described above as said earlier its a laser unit fault it needs adjusing by the sound of things other than that your ps2 sounds healthy.
do the pots need adjusting ? I swear they are both at 1200
Yes, the drive does make a clicking noise, and it speeds up and slows down.
So, do I need to do the laser azimuth adjustment???
Ok, tried both the azimuth adjust AND the cog adjust for my v7; no luck. My CD games still don't work. I CAN get an original CD game to load after about 3 minutes of it searching occassionally , and then movies skip really bad, and it plays horribly.
They all cause the drive to squeak (sounds like the laser reading quickly) , and the drive speeds up, and then slows down. Don't know if that could diagnose anything.
However, doing the azimuth/cog adjusts just made things way worse for my dvd-r. Those adjustments are REALLY fickle in order to get it back to where a dvd-r will boot successfully, so, wouldn't the sheer fact that dvd-r games boot but not cd-r rule out a laser adjustment problem? I mean, I made sure the cd pot was at 1200.
Should my next step be trying an alternate setting for the CD pot. Do you still think its a laser adjustment issue somehow (don't see how), or is it pretty certain now that my ps2 will never read CD's correctly ?
Oh yeah, I found this thread just because I'm beginning to believe that figuring out a way to put CD images onto dvd-r is the ONLY way this ps2 will be able to play backed up cd games.
I tried that method to get CD games onto dvd-r, and I had no luck with it. I don't even get the ps2 logo like the person who wrote this says he can. It boots back to the memory card screen right after the swirling electrons disappear.
Anyone have any success with this method?
I think I've gotten my ps2 back to where it was before on playing DVD's (now that I've adjusted the laser back to where it was before, however, now I find out that playing dvd9's it skips TERRIBLY. I'm pretty sure DVD9's have always played badly on this ps2, I just haven't tried any of mine until now. If I try to boot the dvd9 in ps2 mode, it'll usually give a red screen error, but it'll play and skip terribly if I boot it in ps1 mode.
Here's my question now (I seem to have so many of them )
I added a 1 microfarad capacitor to point "s" when I installed the modchip. Knowing that there's definitely something up with my board, would taking this 1 microfarad capacitor off HELP dvd9 movies play better???
What about ADDING more capacitor's to the line? Would that be an option , too??
Here's something I also noticed, If I adjust the cog/azimuth, I can get it to where a dvd9 movie will boot in ps2 mode and will play to an almost acceptable level, however, then games on dvd-r lock up, stop loading. It's so frustrating, it's almost laughable
If I could just get dvd9 movies playing ok, I'll be content.... or, on the other hand... if I could get all games to play I'll be content (and just buy a seperate dvd player), but where I'm at now just is very frustrating
It just seems weird to me that it'll play dvd-r games ok, but, dvd9 movies skip badly. And throw in the whole issue with cd media .
I should also clarify that an original ps2 cd game has booted for me, but another one hasn't. But when it actually booted it played very choppy.
What should I do about dvd9 movies???
Last edited by MDoggie; 11-16-2002 at 05:14 PM.