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Old Jan 07, 2003, 08:46 PM
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Default What Really Fixes The Freezing Problem On The Magic 3 Thicker Wire Or Thermal Tape

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what fixes it thermal tape/grease or thicker wire for the reset/ ground/power
Old Jan 08, 2003, 05:03 AM
Crescendoll Crescendoll is offline
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what I read mostly around this forum is that the magic 3 is unreliable to start with, and the messiah 2 is alot better. If thats true, I'm not sure any of those two solutions will actually help.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 11:56 AM
rAsTamAn rAsTamAn is offline
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I don't think either one will help you. It seems that the best solution so far is to fit a switch into your magic3. This seems to fix all of the problems with the magic3. The magic3.1 simply turns itself off automatically after booting.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 12:18 PM
ps2daddy ps2daddy is offline
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As I said I never ran into this problem playing Vice city and and I havent tried it with Kindom hearts using my Magic 3

I feel that a lot (not all) of the problems are people using cheap media or it was a bad burn

but with all that said

I have heard people on other messageboard that have had this problem and no amount of wires, grease, or thermal tape will solve this.
Its a code problem z wire emits a signal causing problem (at least that is what I hear)

As far as the heating problem the magic is is within the limits (at least the test that neoasic showed)

The main chip is the SX28 and the documentation gives the safe temperature ranges for the chip and the pictures shows the temps of a running ps2 with and without thermal tape


The magic 3.1 has corrected the code to prevent problems with Grand theft Auto: Vice city and Kingdom Hearts

I would recommend getting a magic 3.1 or a messiah 2 then you wont have to worry about this problem

(there is also a hex code out for a 12C508 chip that you can add in addition to the magic 3 to solve this problem)

Also the switch works too

Last edited by ps2daddy; Jan 08, 2003 at 12:43 PM.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 12:27 PM
thisiscoo thisiscoo is offline
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but what if one day, you then want to intall a hard-drive in your ps2 metal case, that would heat up the hard-drive a lot since the temperature from the magic 3 is transfer to the metal case......... lol .......
Old Jan 08, 2003, 12:31 PM
ps2daddy ps2daddy is offline
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The hard drive fits into the bottom portion of the network adaptor on that slot the hard drive actually shouldnt touch the metal case
You would have to have an awfully fat hard drive to do that if I am not mistaken

Last edited by ps2daddy; Jan 08, 2003 at 12:44 PM.

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