Have been running a Seagate(80g) hd on my ps2 for at least 6 months now, no problems at all. Well went to use it last night, and got the HDloader error(hard drive not found message).
So i check my setup, everything looks fine. Tried again, same error message. I have the current hd loader 0.7c. I choose that from the keylauncher, get the hd screen.(see the yellow light in the ps2) can hear the harddrive reading/spinning....then get the error message.
Took out harddrive and hooked up to pc just to check it...openned winhiip..was able to see it, and add an image to harddrive. put back on network adapter started up ps2. start hd loader, wait wait, then again no hard drive found......any ideas? is the network adapt shot? But you can hear the hd spinning, and see the yellow activity light?
Sounds like it's the network adapter. I dunno how it could malfunction.
Network adaptors broken.
Happened to me as well. Took my network adaptor apart and redid the internals. Works fine now. Could be loose cabling, dried solder etc.
went and bought a brand new network adapter.....guess what. same freaking thing. except now you never heard the hard drive. so i'm now guessing something inside the ps2.....any ideas on where to start inside it