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Playstation 2 won't play DVD's

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], May 16, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    Hello- This PS2 is model SCPH-30001. It is modded, which mod chip I
    don't know. It plays audio CD's just fine, but won't play DVD movies. I
    cleaned the lens and the mirror and adjusted the DVD pot under the
    laser without success. I was told by someone who fixes these units that
    a modded Playstation will not play DVD movies. Does anyone know for
    sure if this is true ? Thank you

  2. nvic

    nvic Guest

    It's true modded PS2s will NOT play DVDs. Some may but most mod chips
    prohibit playback because they remove the DVD playback software. Find a
    chip that does or remove the mod.
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Or just get a DVD player, the PS2 never worked very well for that right from
    the start.
  4. Guest

    Messing with the laser power is a bad move. If it's set too high it'll
    wear it out in a mattrer of weeks or maybe months if not too too high.

    I hope you marked the control and returned it to it's original setting
    if no improvement is realized.

  5. nvic

    nvic Guest

    You have a point, it would be easier. DVD players are cheap i have one
    i got for $70! I recommend mintek and sylvania.
  6. Guest

    Thank you very much for these useful replies ! After further
    examination it turned out this unit won't play PS2 games also, in
    addition to DVD movies. It only plays audio CD's and PS one games.
    Would a mod chip cause that too ?

  7. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Not unless it was installed wrong, that would kinda defeat the purpose of a
    mod chip.

    Was the unit working before it was modified? Or was it working with the mod
  8. nvic

    nvic Guest

    If the chip was improperly installed, it may. The only real way to
    determine if the mod is causing it is to see if you can disable the
    chip (holding power or eject down for 10 seconds on some chips) while
    others you can't. If you can find how to disable it, do so and try
    again with a game and DVD. If it still don't work or you can't disable
    the mod chip, remove the mod. What is funny here is it won't read DVDs.
    PS1 games are on regular CDs but DVDs and PS2 Games are on a DVD Format
    disc. ALso let me know if you want alternitives to a mod chip for
    functions like memory card formatting, and playing "fake" PS2 games
    (Downloads, DVD-R copies, etc.) This can be done without a modchip
    among other chip features. The only thing you <b><i>CAN'T</i></B> do is
    run home-brew apps. ALso is this an original PS2 (big, etc.) or one of
    the new skinny ones and did you install the Mod? Hope this helps, post
    again with results. nvic
  9. Guest

    Well, I disconnected the 3v supply to this chip this morning hoping to
    completely isolate it. It did not work. Now my Eject button does not
    work. I never knew these mod chips can be such a pain, especially if
    not installed correctly. Now I'm looking at a new motherboard.

  10. nvic

    nvic Guest

    Your Eject button is a loose wire - very common problem. The Optical
    drive might be a problem. You probably should change the entire PS2. An
    improperly Installed mod, even after its removal, could have damaged
    something. Are you running a the regular PS2 OS? You know, booting with
    no disc gives you a Browser and System Config Options. IF not, you
    didn't disable the mod right. Let me know on question. nvic
  11. moonlite

    moonlite Guest

    nvic, thank you very much for your input. Can you please email me

  12. nvic

    nvic Guest

    Can you email me your address please. The mail i sent you was returned.
    Send your address to

    thanks nvic
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