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HDloader question –
I am installing a hard drive in a friend's PS2, but his laser doesn't want to load cd based disc making use of an HDloader exploit impossible. Are the original pressed disc cd based or dvd based? BTW, his console is not modded.
if it can boot a ps1 cd.. you'll need to use the ps1 exploit and install the hdl.elf to the mc
PS2 Version 3 with Neo 4.1: 44 wires
80gb Maxtor HDD
Yea, that's the problem, it won't boot PSOne games or CD based PS2 games. So no exploit. I was thinking if the original disc were pressed on a DVD, I could go that route. I don't know if he wants to go through the expense of repairing his laser or not.
Have him try cleaning the laser first. It's very easy, you only need to take off the top cover and remove the cd/dvd cover. No major disassembling. The only thing to be careful about is the reset/eject cable when the cover is lifted.
Thanks for your help, I ran a cleaner disc and it's working better now . I will open it up tommorow for a more proper cleaning. I found out he used a can of air on it before giving it to me to work on, but he used it from the outside of the console . It was probably like a duststorm on the inside.