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Brother broke my PS2? Maybe I can fix it? Help!
Brother broke my PS2? Maybe I can fix it? Help! –
I have a v7 NTSC ps2. I installed a Magic 3.1 chip about a year ago, and it's worked pretty well until now.
My brother was playing a DVD+R copy of Front Mission 4 and he turned it off to go eat. When he came back, he turned on the PS2 and now it goes right to a red screen with any DVD-R. Everything else seems to work (original bought DVD games, CDR, dvd rips, PS1 originals, PS1 cd-r, etc) but not DVD+R or DVD-R or any type of rewritable DVD. I've tried multiple brands of both +R and -R etc, all go right to a red screen.
The PS2 really hasn't been used very much (I would estimate under 200 hours since I got it) and I've never watched any DVD movies on it so I find it strange that something like this would happen.
Can anyone help me?
Last edited by Exhumed; 09-04-2004 at 04:48 PM.
Sounds like a laser problem. You can try to tweak the dvd pot on the laser to get it to read.
Nah it's an installation problem, if it reads originals which most are on DVD discs then the laser is fine...
What type of DVD are you using and at what speed did you burn it?
This is gonna soudn wierd but try it in the vertical position. My DMS3 only works in vertical...
wrong. its harder for the drive to read dvdr's. so its possible that it can read original dvds but not dvdrs.
Originally Posted by E f E d H h H
I told him that (on aim) but he wouldn't listen... The pressed disc has a better reflective layer which makes it easier for the laser to read. DVD+R I believe makes it harder on the laser.
Originally Posted by ftothe3
He could have burned the DVDs too fast and given them insane PI/PO values which wears down your laser like crazy. I played my PS2 for a huge amount of time on a 600 PI value DVD which eventually wore it down to the point where it can't play high PI DVDs at all. I cannot stress how important it is to BURN AT 1x/2x! You're physically damaging your laser otherwise.
Well I burn at 2.4x which is the slowest DVD+R will burn at on my DVD burner I guess.
Could it really be a laser problem? It goes right to the red screen saying "Please insert a PS2 disc"...
Yes it could be a laser problem. I modded a V5 with a Duo that had similar laser problem. It wouldn't read cd-r. I would get rsod every time I try to boot the cd-r. I ended up raising the resistance on the cd pot and it read the cd-r fine.
Originally Posted by Exhumed
What brand of dvd is it? Stop using DVD+R, use DVD-R. Unless you really have to use DVD+R.
Last edited by T07N; 09-05-2004 at 11:55 PM.
Installation dude, it doesn't recognise the disc as a PS2 disc, if it did and the laser was going bad it would give the Disc Read Error.
Originally Posted by T07N