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Faulty IDE connector on NA?
Faulty IDE connector on NA? –
I've tried pretty much everything now... I formatted my HDD using winhiip, checked if it was compatible and it was, hooked it up, but all hdd apps (hdd format, hd advance, keylauncher, ps2menu) still say it can't detect it. My HDD spins up and spins down again at boot up and whenever I startup any of those hdd apps, it spins up again for a bit, but still nothing. This leads me to believe that the IDE connector on my NA is broken for some reason and that would explain why it spins, but doesn't get detected.
Is there any way of knowing this for sure? I wouldn't want to go out and buy a whole new network adapter and find out it's actually a whole different problem.
try a different hard drive, try it on a different ps2.
Unfortunately, I don't have access to any of that. At least, not without buying a whole new HDD.
Originally Posted by jeex
Zelius maybe your hdd is incompatible, which the mark of its hdd?
Did you set the jumper to either cable select or master?
that sounds like a classic problem
Originally Posted by thedogcow
Otherwise maybe u havent plugged the na in properly or theres dust in the way
Thanks for all the replies
It's an IBM DTLA-305040 40 GB hdd, and according to ps2drives.x-pec.com it's compatible.
I have tried both master and cable select in both 16 and 15 heads jumper settings. The only jumper settings left I could tamper with are "32 GB clip" and "auto spin disable", but I doubt it has anything to do with those.
Maybe it has something to do with me having a very old model PS2 (v3)?
I have PS2 (v1) with a 250 Gig maxtor, so I don't think it's the PS2 Version.
Well, I don't know what else it could be then... Either it's really my IDE connector, or some other unexplainable reason. I'm going to try to format my HDD back to a windows filesystem (FAT32 or NTFS), but the only program that can still detect my HDD is WinHiip. So how do I format it back from a PS2-FS to FAT32 or NTFS?
You can format it from the device manager, found in the control panel of win xp