Help me with my PS2
Well i have a V3 PS2(SCPH 30009) Eur console, Now my ps2 laser is completely dead, Now i wanted to know if there was any way to mod a regular dvd-rom from a pc and use it in my ps2 somehow by soldering or modding it? Is it possible? I dont wanna throw my ps2 away, please help
I use Magic 3.1 modchip for playing backups.
Is there anything that can be done except replacing the laser which is very costly where i stay and ordering online isnt an option for me. Please help
See if you can get some CD reading ability out of it so that you can launch a ps1 original for the independence exploit, then rely on HDLoader. That way, the laser will only need a few seconds of reading time per session, and will last for years. Loading games to the HD can be done over a network, so that only the PC's DVD drive is used instead of the PS2's.
About modding a PC DVD drive on the PS2, that's 100% impossible. the drive is custom made for the PS2, the format it uses to communicate with the PS2 is proprietary, the laser unit is proprietary also due to the way the copy protection works. So you're stuck with the 400B laser it does use originally. You should either mod it with a chip wich can boot from memory card and switch to HD Loader or make it work with CDs (using the current laser) and use the exploit to, again boot HD loader. Other option is buy and install a new laser.
Btw I want a PS2 with GH-007 (PAL V3) mobo for my personal collection ;)
I've got all models since GH-001 up to GH-006 so far lol I also have a GH-016 (oddly, i's a V4 LOL)