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ps2 doesnt read backups all the time ?
ps2 doesnt read backups all the time ? –
my ps2 only reads some of the backups i made if i try like 10 times
The strange thing is i got one backup from a friend to test my new modchip (infinity) and that always works at the first try
ive tried different burning programs(alcohol,dvd decryptor),different brand dvd's (traxdate,fujifilm,R+ and R-...)
and I just cant get my games to work on the first try
the most frustrating part is the dvd brand that does work got a unremovable sticker on it so i cant see the brand anymore,
ive checked with dvd decryptor and the only thing i see different from that dvd is : CMC MAG-E01-00 (if anyone know the brands that use this plz tell)
I used RICOHJPN and that obviously doesnt work as good
could it be that there are ps2's that have trouble to read RICOHJPN dvd's ?
Last edited by lemmichi; 12-17-2006 at 11:33 PM.
If you have an older than v5 ps2 only dvd-r will work.
You could try useing the same brand of dvd as your frends one. Have to ask him the brand i supose
Always burn at 1x if you can and make sure the lense on your rw and ps2 are clean
try imgburn to burn the games and get some verbatim or sony dvd+rs, -r
s suck...better media=less stress on the laser and better boot reliablity
Sony and Verbatim are recommended (Taiyo Yuden is also good, if genuine). DVD +R & -R have no noticeable differences. However, I do recommend -R if using an older console for compatibility. You don't have to burn at 1x. The rule of thumb is to burn at half the max rated speed. i.e. (Rated: 8x Burned: 4x) (Rated: 16x Burned: 8x) and so on. It's not that you won't get a successful burn at any other speeds, it's just that you would get a better quality burn.
The disc quality is based on the manufacturer and not the brand. (We mentioned Sony, Verbatim, and Taiyo Yuden (Brands) because these brands have 1 sole manufacturer.) Further reading:
Software is almost never the problem. Alcohol and DVD Decrypter as you mentioned are what I recommend.
If there is a problem during the burn process, it's likely due to out of date firmware for your burner. This is especially true if you have an old burner. i.e. Your burner came out during the 4x era and you're trying to use the new 16x media. New firmware revisions include improvements for the drive but more importantly new Media ID's. The new Media ID's let the drive recognize new DVD media as well as better utilize them.
HOWEVER, UPDATING FIRMWARE IS VERY RISKY. WHEN DOING THIS, FOLLOW YOUR MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS TO THE LETTER. IF YOU DON'T, YOU CAN RENDER YOUR DRIVE USELESS (BRICKED) (Found that out the hard way). If you have an older burner and don't want to risk the firmware upgrade, then just buy a new burner. Your old one has probably seen the best of its days and my local computer store is selling LG's latest model H22N for $39 CAD.
Lastly, if your console is old (we're talking like the first few models of the fat PS2), it's probably suffering from wear and tear. Usually what this means is that your laser is dieing. You can replace the laser if you can find a vendor but it's usually not worth the hassle or the money. Just buy a new console. Symptoms of laser failure are long load times, stuttering movies, and difficulty recognizing the disc.
Last edited by gelato; 01-05-2007 at 10:59 PM.
no no no no no, dont burn at 1x, use half the speed of the dvd's capability. Burning tests prove that half speed is much better than 1x and 1x takes forever.....
Originally Posted by Andrew Joy
Not sure about the version of the ps2 and how that affects reading capabilities.... But I have a v7 with an MI chip, I have had better luck with dvd+r's burnt at half listed speed. Booktyping does seem to help out as well, which is why I go for the +r's. For me the Sony dvd-r's actually don't boot as often.