Question about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
Playstation 2 Fatboy
Version:SCPH-5001 Version 9/10
Modchip Installed:Matrix Infinity (Pretty Sure it is not a clone)
Modchip Installation:I did not install it I sent it out to some Luigi similar like avatar name, guy from out of state.
Hard Drive: Maxtor 200GB
Software Used: Independent Exploit 3.4 w/HD Loader loaded from a CD
Issue: I travel by car alot from Orlando to South FL. And I carry my PS2 with me using a specialty bag I got from Gamestop. After one of my trips I noticed that the PS2 was not able to play my Backup PSX/PS2 Games and not able to run the Exploit CD. However it was able to play Original PSX/PS2 games.I thought maybe one of the wires inside might have came undone. So I went ahead and opened up the PS2 and tried to see if I could resolder the wire that probably came undone back to the motherboard. I came across some problems
*I chipped some of the plastic on the Fan Header Plug
*I cleaned the Laser Lens which maybe the reason it wont read anything now
*Was not able to remove one of the precision screws on the Main Shield holding the motherboard down
I tried to put everything back 2gether but the problem got worse. It was able to power on and no noises I could hear but now it won't read anything at all CD/DVD's nothing just sits there acting like its trying to read the disc
Help Please Help Please
Let me know if anyone on here can:
*Diagnose this problem
*Resolder the Modchip if necessary
*Execute a simpler method for me to run my Backups without loading from a Exploit Cd everytime
If so I pay well with Paypal or Money Order
The Purpose behind the guide to you is emulate your exploit disk, instead of using the disk you use, you're storing the exploit files themselves to your memory card ie. you're ps2 menu and HDloader and any other .elf file. Then you're using the PS1 (retail) game to cause a buffer overflow exploit to load the elf files stored on your memory card, once this is done you get that modified PS2 menu. As I said in the first clairication request the swapping stuff doesn't pertain to you becuase you have a mod chip installed. The main purpose for you to use what i posted eariler was to give you your modified .elf PS2 menu back (cuz all of your tools were stored before on your exploit CD wich is a non retail burned copy) this gives you a way to boot up with things that are native to the PS2 (memory card and retail PS1 game) from the .elf PS2 menu you should be able to see better what is going on becuase you can access each disk type contents from that menu and should be able to launch the game (if your laser lense is functioning enough to read retail PS1 games) from the menu itself. Or if you've been using HDloader plop that .elf onto the memory card (explained on my site) and just navigate to that via the .elf PS2 menu and you'll at least be able to load games stored on your hard drive. This is just something you can use till you get your new PS2 chipped out.
Of coarse this is all speculation. If your PS2 can't even read retail PS1 games none of this will even work.
Sry I don't know anyone that does the chipped stations nemore. I'm sure someone on this site still does though.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
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