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FAT PS2 with Flip Top and Swap Magic 3.6 not loading backups

I just installed a Flip Top on my model 39001 (V7 I believe) fat PS2. It (more or less) loads up swap magic 3.6, yet after the disc stops spinning and I take it, and insert my backup (i've used shadow hearts, shadow hearts 2, god of war 2, silent hill 4), it shows that it's "Not a valid PS2 disc"

I am putting in the DVD, and they are DVD's, so this SHOULD work. When I hit x to load program, all i hear is intermittent single clicks from my ps2, then after a bit the clicks get loader, then it returns "Not a valid PS2 disc"

Any answers on this would be greatly appreciated. If need be I'll update this tonight with more information on what type of media, what burn speed, etc.

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1. when you're burning your dvds, burn at the lowest speed possible, and use high quality media like sony

2. clean your lens

3. if that doesn't work, clean out the whole ps2

i use swap magic on the same model ps2, and occasionally get this message on lower quality media

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This is a problem that has too many IF's in it lol. Let's take it from the top shall we?

When you said that you owned other PS2's were they the thick ones or the slim ones. Swap magic works best in the "thick older" models. In these new slimline ones it's got issues. That model number you posted belongs to a slimline model.

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