im a total ps2 newbie, doing this on behalf of my lads xmas present .
just opened the new (large type)ps2 with matrix chip and hdd kit today (xmas day).
chip works fine, but have probs with the hdd kit and hdloader.
hdloader just repeats that it cant find a hard drive . tried reseting it, as the details say "its not unusual for the first run to report no hdd, but it will format next boot up/reset."
i left the hdloader disc in , but the ps wont let me reset , it keeps switching off altogether. then boots till it gets back to the hdloader screen and says same message again does this sound normal .
its a hitachi 120 gb drive, but it makes a "clicking" noise before it spins up, then when the hdloader splash screen appears, the hdd goes back to "clicking" any suggestions please, as i said, im totally newbie to ps2 .