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Problems reading PS2 DVD Backups On DMS3
Problems reading PS2 DVD Backups On DMS3 –
I was hoping someone could offer some suggestions on this.
But I have a PS2 v7 (Fat one).
And have a hard drive and DMS3 chip installed.
I have not used it in around 18 months but I unboxed it to give to my niece for Christmas.
I have the memory card exploit setup for direct automatic hard drive booting to HDloader.
However I went to play a backup of a PS2 DVD disk, and held down the "X button" for it to allow PS2 disk boot. And received an unreadable disk error.
I tried a bunch of backups that I know definitely have worked and none now work all bringing up either unreadable disk errors or bringing up the red "please insert a Playstation 2 disk" Sony error)
I tried the original PS2 DVD disk and pressed X during boot and this has booted fine. I also tried a few other originals and they all booted fine.
So I went into the hard drive and HDloader and selected the "install to hard drive" option, and put in one of the same backups that werent being recognized and it has recoginized it and is installing fine to the hard drive.
This leads me to assume the DMS3 modchip and PS3 laser must still be working ok as it wouldn't have recognized it to install the hard drive. (or would it?)
So any suggestions on what I am doing wrong here. As I am hoping I am just got something setup wrong.
I'm no expert on the DMS3, but I agree that a backup disc would not be readable for HDL installation unless the modchip trickery is working, so as to make the CDVD mechacon believe that the disc is an original. So the basic modchip funtionality must be intact.
But the question is if your bootup attempt was correctly performed for that chip.
Is the X button really what you should press to boot a normal backup game ?
I don't really know, but since it didn't work it has to be questionable...
I also wonder what firmware you're using, and whether you installed either the normal 'DMS Explorer' or the 'HDD Explorer'.
Possibly someone else with more recent experience of a DMS3 can give more relevant advice, since I've not used one for even longer than you. (I had one back around 2004-2005.)
Best regards: dlanor