I have an old Messiah 2 (not sure what version, one of the first M2 chips) and HD advance.
When I boot HDadvance the menu appears and i can play games, but the Drive makes TERRIBLE noises, it sounds like its smashing the laser around inside and thrashing it about for no reason.
If i eject the disk right after it loads i have no problem, but its such a hassle to keep taking the disk in and out, i may as well boot the games from DVD/CD if im going to do this anyway! ( I also dont want to risk damage as a friend told me horror stories of an exploding ps2 with fire because of this)
I did hear a runour of Messiah 2 problems with HD advance but ive had no luck googling round or even in forums.
ANyone have any ideas?
Oh, also, since I put the HD in the PS2 seems to behave differently. Its a lot slower, even the tray opening seems slower.
Im sure that previously pressing the power/reset button quickly would reset the ps2 but now it seems to power it down totally when i just tap it.