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PStwo connect IDE Hard drive kit. Having some troubles....help!
PStwo connect IDE Hard drive kit. Having some troubles....help! –
Hi there all
Want to connect an old 160GB IDE Hard drive I have to my PStwo (slim). I bought a kit from maxdiypower (I believe it was). I've soldered it all up, and I believe all the connections are good (they are very small!)
When I load up HDLoader, I get the prompt, "The hard drive connected to your PS2 needs to be formatted.' I hit ok and it comes up with 'Formatting in progress' but it seems to hang on this screen forever. I don't really hear any noise for the HDD, I thought i did once, but I can't be sure...
Anyone have any ideas what i could be doing wrong?
Things i've tried...
- Connecting the drive to my PC and formatting it in Winhiip. Still comes up with the same message
- Moving the jumper to MASTER and CS, and get the same message on both
Pretty sure my connections are good... any ideas?
Need to use v12 patched hdloader version.
Thanks for the response, I think i'm getting somewhere.
I tried to create my own patched version of 0.8c. Did that, put it on the MC and tried to boot it with FreeMCBoot and got a black screen. Also, just tried to boot the Clean version and got a black screen as well, so not sure what i'm doing wrong there.
I then found a patched version, installed that. That works, but then it freezes at this screen....
My motherboard is a PAL 70003
Thanks for that, ok I tried to HDL 08B CD image. Basically a similar thing happens to the above, it just freezes at the main screen that says "HDL PlayStation 2" and the disc still spins and it freezes and i'm forced to restart.
OpenPS2Loader, i've tried a couple of versions, but it basically wont boot and I just get a black screen on the version you've attached.
When I disconnect the HDD it seems to boot into the app.
Not sure what to try next, i'm sure the soldering is fine but its sort of hard to tell! I'm assuming its all good as it can recognise the HDD in some versions on HD Loader?
Show the photo you soldered.
Originally Posted by lycrake
See the two links below for the full size photos. On the second photo theres a lot of dust and hair because its been on the carpet, so i probably need to give them a good clean as well!
Now looking at it up close there are a couple of dodgy points (red arrows). I'll go over them, its a fairly fiddily soldering job for my sausage fingers!
Yeah just gone over those points, and still get the same result as before.
Maybe i've trashed one of those tiny resistors? (maybe the one on the top left) Can I just replace that with a normal resistor?
I think there are more bad solder points. I've reuploaded the pics with marks of the points I think aren't soldered. Check it out.
Things could be a little easier (or maybe, less tricky...) if you had a multimeter. Do you have one?
Cleaning up your job with isopropyl alcohol is a good thing to do as well.
I see the photo,it seems that is overheat damaged the Resistor Arrays and the 1K resistor.