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No HDDS are detected by fat PS2
No HDDS are detected by fat PS2 –
I have recently purchased a Network Adapter for my Fat PS2 (39003), and whilst it runs ok over ethernet (SMB with OPL r455), no HD is detected. I have a fair few spare HDs, ranging in size from 20gb to 250gb, and I have tried them all. Each one I tried with Jumpers set to Master, and then Cable Select. 4 of the HDs were on the HDAdvance Compatibility list as working,too. I have loaded each one with uLe, HDLoader & HDAdvance, to try and detect, and then format them, with no success, yet everyone I tested was definatly powered up, as I could hear them come on, and also they were slightly warm when I removed them.
I'm guessing the IDE block on the Network Adapter must be a dud, but I am no where near experienced with this, so am kind of hoping somebody with more expertise at this, could offer an alternate suggestion. :/
(Not sure if it makes a difference but the Network Adapter i purchased is one with only a single Ethernet port, not Ethernet & 56k Modem port.)
Any ideas would be greatly welcomed, or definitive answers off someone experienced in internal HDs for the PS2, telling me it is definately broken.
Thanks in advance.
Have you check the micro pins of the adapter connector?
I got 2 broken pins, but was able to fix that.
Maybe that would help...
Thanks for the suggestion, mate, but the pins seem ok upon inspection .. I'm growing more confident in the assessment of the IDE block being broke, the more reading I do about others problems (and lack thereof) with the Ntwork Adapter. It seems that at leat one of the HDDs I tried should definately have worked, according to a few compatibiliy matrixes.
It was an ebay buy so I'll probably just cut my losses and stick to SMB for a while, as I've been made redundant recently and cant really afford to buy another, and the one I did buy I am reluctant to send back to the Ebay seller,as I wont even have SMB then.
Do you had verified the compatibility hard drive list???
If not, you can see it here:
Last edited by toze3; 10-02-2010 at 01:00 PM.
Sony PSP (FAT + SLIM)
Sony PS2 FAT - V7 + NA 320GB
Sony PS3 SLIM CECH-2004A -> 750GB
Sega Game Gear
Sega Master System II
Sega Megadrive I + MegaCD II + 32X
Sega Dreamcast + Arcade Stick
Also make sure the Jumper is in the Master pin setting, a few work in Cable Select too.
SCPH-30001 [V4] - unmodded (2)
SCPH-30001-R [V5] DMS4 Pro SE
SCPH-50001-N [V9] CC 2.0 SLE
SCPH-79001 [V16] Silver - unmodded
i gave up tryin to get ps2 to read bloody hdd...
i had about 7 dif drives and none worked! i also tried about 4 different versions/mods of the loaders... cant remember names now was so long ago...
who knows maybe its PS2 fault do you have another bloody PS2 ? lol
Have you tried connecting to pc first, then use Winhiip 1.76 to format them?
Originally Posted by resincake
Sorry for the delayed reply, been in hospital, but out now.
I tried each HDD with master jumpers on, and also with CS, with no joy.
At least 3 of the HDDs are on the compatibility page, one of which rated as very good & recommended.
I formatted the 3 on that list via Winhiip 1.76, using my PC, but still HDLoader says 'cant detect drive' and uLe's HDD Manager says HDD connected=No.
At this stage I took the shielding off the adapter to check the connections to the IDE block, but it looked fine. I tightened all the screws just in case, then retried it, but still no joy.
As the ethernet port on it is working I'm ptresuming the PS2 connection is working ok (all the pins are fine), and as such I'm guessing the IDE block is not working for some reason. :/
Oh well, guess I'll have to get another when I can afford it (redundant atm & broke)
Thanks for the suggestions though. :>
are any pins broken on the hdd's
Originally Posted by resincake
also i think thare is also a fuse on the fat ps2 that is for the hdd and it might have blown if you have a meter you should be ale to locate if one is bad
also you could look for a busted fuse
here is one image vi found ware all of the fusses are
and here are others:
please bare with me dyslexia is a pain