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Weird hard Drive not spinning up problem... (solved now!)
Weird hard Drive not spinning up problem... (solved now!) –
When I start up LaunchELF, hdl_srvr, or ExecFTP (thru LaunchELF), the hard drive doesn't spin up.
When I start HDLoader (7c), either thru LaunchELF or from disc, I hear the drive spin up and HDLoader recognises the drive, I can transfer games to the HDD, etc.
The drive doesn't show up under the PS2 browser, even though the Sony format util can format it and I've got ATAD patching enabled on my DMS3.
...in the middle of typing all this, I thought to myself, "Hmm, I am running an old version of the DMS3 firmware, let's check what's new."
I go to the DMS3 support forums, and lo! In ver 2.4 beta 6 there's a FIX, *A FIX* I say! The fix is for DMS's *HDD Explorer*.... HMMM, sez me, let's look at earlier firmwares... Gosh, in 2.4 beta 1, it says right there in the readme "Enables HDD Explorer for DMS3 Plus."
And what do I have? a DMS3 plus, but I was running firmware 2.3 because before I had a HDD, 2.4 beta 3 caused problems. Installed 2.4 beta 7, and now *EVERYTHING* works. (well, PS2 Broswer doesn't see it, but that's small potatoes, and I can move stuff with FTP now.)
Moral of the story: if you're running a modchip, particularly an older one, make sure your firmware is up to date!