I have not touched my PS2 in months because I got a modded Xbox and slapped a 120GB seagate in it. My PS2 laser was on its way out so I never bothered messing with it. Now I see I can play games off the HDD on my PS2 like the Xbox so with GTA San Andreas and MGS3 and Killzone out now I really wanna get my PS2 up and running again. I had another 120GB Seagate laying around the house unused and tried to get things setup tonight, but HD Loader says that it cant detect my HDD. I tried this with my Seagate 120, an ooooold Maxtor 10GB I had laying around, and the original 40GB Maxtor from my modded TiVo :) but no luck :(.
I have another (unmodded) PS2 here and tried to put the HDD (all 3) in it and they never power up at all, or even make an attempt. Should the HDD boot up immediately when I turn on the console or is it an on-demand thing? I know the network portion of my network adapter is working, so I am thinking that the HDD portion has gone (or maybe always has been) bad. Unfortunately I dont know anyone else with a PS2 network adapter that I can test with. Thanks for any help troubleshooting this!