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FYI, HDAdvance says...
"HDAdvance could not find HDD hardware, ensure it is connected to the Playstation"
sublimnl do not triple post there is an edit button. ok so it is not reading the hdd... it was either v10 or v11 that did not support exploit but it couldnt be that. just with the hdd plugged into ps2, the drive should start powering up once you turn on your ps2. if jumper settings are on master and it still isnt working try cable select. from what it looks to me im almost 100% sure its HDD jumper settings because thats the msg it will display if its not correct. either that or its a black screen.
I've tried all 3 drives with Master and CS settings, bought a new network adapter today, and also have been trying this on my friend's V4 unit and the HDD's never power up. Sounds like no one has ever seen this before, man this sucks.
Where is this HDD light that everyone keeps talking about?
the hdd light is...at the front of the ps2 you see a sorta vent right? when the hdd is being access there is an orange light to the left of the middle that lights up. it is clearly visible. you gotta be doing something wrong cause either its hdd or somethings wrong on hardware end...
It's almost definitely a jumper setting issue. You need to try every single setting on each drive. Have you checked your HDD on the compatibility list?
Originally Posted by sublimnl
I understand, bro. That's why when we get caught up in this less complex stuff, it's even more frustrating. I'm currently having a stupid networking problem and there's no logic to why it doesn't work: http://www.psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29969
Anyway, as far as my setup was concerned, I have a 30GB Western Digital HDD in mine, and the jumper cannot be set in the master setting. The jumper needs to be either left off or in the position it shipped in. Unlike any other brand?s HDD you use, if it's in the master position, it will not be recognizable. Apparently, Western Digital HDD's should only be set to the master position if there is also a slave drive present.
Another problem I ran into is that my HDD, believe it or not, was not really making a secure fit. It would not fit straight in, so I had to do some modification to the Sony Network Adapter, which consisted of removing the silver shield and then removing the hex screws that hold the power plug and IDE plug into the fixed position. Once they were free, the HDD fit fine. At first, I had only unscrewed the power plug, but because the fit was so awkward, I had to unscrew the IDE plug too. So until I get a bigger HDD, I need to keep the shield removed both plugs have to flop around loose. That's the only way I could make a secure fit.
Because of my experience, I wonder if your HDD is really plugged in snug to your network adapter.