Sony Playstation 2 model SCPH-70002 (satin silver)
Matrix Infinity 1.82
I hired a professional to do the soldering of the modchip and the HDCOMBO ribbon cables, he says he checked all the solder points twice. The mod chip seems to be working correctly, the HDD powers on and makes the same sounds as those in my PC.
So I'm assuming on the hardware side of things, everything is correct.
I have created a patched HDLoader .ELF as follows:
Unzip hdlpatch_0.8b.zip and Clean_HDLoader.zip to the same directory.
From the commandline, I create BOOT.ELF:
HDLPatch_0.8b /N /C /V /F /A Clean_HDLoader.ELF BOOT.ELF
I then create a textfile called INSTALL.CNF:
_COPY cdrom0:\BOOT.ELF;1 mc0:\BOOT\HDLOADER\BOOT.ELF
Another file called SYSTEM.CNF:
BOOT2 = cdrom0:\BOOT.ELF;1
VER = 1.0
VMODE = NTSC
I burn these three files using Nero as a Mode 2/XA disk, since Nero won't allow burning mode 2 without audio tracks, I put some random album on there as well.
Booting with this disk supposedly installs the patched version of HDLoader to the memory card. (Is this supposed to show up as an icon in the Memory Card Browser?)
Anyway, HDLoader boots, but displays the following error dialog:
"HDLoader could not detect a hard disk drive connected to your PS2. Please ensure that you have connected a hard disk drive according to the instructions found in the manual and on the HDLoader website. Please visit <censored> or consult your manual for more information."
I have tried the following drives:
Western Digital WD400 (40 GB) -- This drive works for about half the people that try it, according to the PS2 Hard Drive Compatibility Chart
Quantum Fireball CX (13.7 GB) -- Someone using the 20 GB version used it with Toxic OS.
Maxtor Fireball (30 GB) -- Not listed, but almost all the Maxtor HDD work with PS2.
I have tried burning a HDLoader 0.7c ISO compiled by someone else, but that didn't work at all, I get the red screen of doom when I try to boot with that disk.
Anyone else have a working HDCOMBO with this model?