HDD Renders Direct-Boot modchip useless
Recently bought a new PS2, scph-5000 model, modded it with a direct boot mod chip and so far, its been playing games my old v4 jap ps2 couldnt read anymore.
Also recently, i bought the official HDD to play FFXI online. now here comes the problem. whenever the hdd is plugged into the expansion bay, my ps2 gets stubborn. it wont play ANY cds or dvds (mostly backups, but it sometimes refuses to read originals) of course, this is remedied by merely unpluggin the hdd, but im thinking this might cause a bit of damage in the long run with the constant insert/pull of the hdd.
im thinking the modchip is causing some sort of incompatibility with the hdd, because even when theres no disc inside the disctray, the ps2 wont even reach the browser menu (although i found having the disc tray open also remedies this, but then again, long term damage >__>).
i'm wondering if anyone has ever encountered this problem before and if theres a fix to it, because i just want to keep the damned thing plugged and forget about it.
p.s. eheh, this problem also makes me iffy on actually buying an hdloader/advance even tho my wallet tells me i dont need it :)
edit: holy crap, i've been a member since oct of 2002 and have only posted twice? this is an outrage!