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Old Oct 10, 2002, 12:51 PM
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ok.. well yeh im using a capacitator. and the 2 ive done dont make "clicks and stuff.. so u dont think its necessary then.. but thanks for the help.. maybe be useful in the future
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 01:03 PM
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Default Re: adjusting laser pot for all modchip installations - recommended ?

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[B]It was all but necessary when installing neo 2.2 but will it still aid in the ps2's ability to read cdr with the newer non-swap modchips such as messiah, apple, magic chip 2 etc

I have done a few installs but have never bothered with it when installing a non-swap mod but its so easy i wonder if it is a good idea to set it to 600ohms while the system is still dis-assembled
has anyone needed to do this with a non-swap or is it worth the effort ?
I've just finished a messiah install and as usual there is a little laser noise when booting cdr, so i'm gonna experiment tonight and post results
i would appreciate feedback though from anyone with any input [/B]
The accuracy of the laser booting a games of booting has nothing to do with the modchip 99.9% of the time

The largest factor is the health of the laser
I am betting that most of your messiah installs are on version 4 ps2 or better most of those have lasers that are still working well


I never adjust mines unless I see a problem do you install a capacitor in your mods when you install a neo 2.2?

I have only had to adjust about 5 out of 80+ neo 2.2 installs most and 3 out of 45 neo key install most of mines were version 4's or newer the ones I ususally had to adjust were version 1's and 3's only got a version 2 to work on and it was fine

I also tested them out on verbatim media which is one of the best brands of cd-rs also

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Old Oct 10, 2002, 08:13 PM
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Firstly, not an amatuer so i dont need to hear all the "modchip not responsible for laser noise etc" i do know this but i appreciate the input

its not a question of reliability or functionality but rather enhancement

i adjusted the pot to 630ohms and the usual (but not excessive) noise still exists with cdr booting but to my surprise cdr games boot faster ! One game where it is particularly noticeable is Stuntman which has quite a long loading time, it now loads about twice as fast than it used to on the same unit after the adjustment !
GOOD NEWS !

I use TDK golds so the media is fine
ALL ps2's to my knowledge have more trouble reading cdr and therefore make a little more noise on startup, that goes for cd originals also, dvd boot with barely a spin to be heard.
It doesn't sound like a chainsaw for christs sake but it is noticeable
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 10:25 PM
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[B]Firstly, not an amatuer so i dont need to hear all the "modchip not responsible for laser noise etc" i do know this but i appreciate the input

its not a question of reliability or functionality but rather enhancement

i adjusted the pot to 630ohms and the usual (but not excessive) noise still exists with cdr booting but to my surprise cdr games boot faster ! One game where it is particularly noticeable is Stuntman which has quite a long loading time, it now loads about twice as fast than it used to on the same unit after the adjustment !
GOOD NEWS !

I use TDK golds so the media is fine
ALL ps2's to my knowledge have more trouble reading cdr and therefore make a little more noise on startup, that goes for cd originals also, dvd boot with barely a spin to be heard.
It doesn't sound like a chainsaw for christs sake but it is noticeable [/B]
Didn't say that you were and amatuer man

I totally agree that cd-rs do make more noise that dvd-rs everytime.

I was just offereing some input

most of the cd-rs boot behave just like the cds on most of the units I have worked but when the ones I looked at had problems I adjusted it.

But if you adjust the cd pot for neo 2.2's you still probably want to adjust them for messiahs and magic 2's on older ps2's also I dont think that the magic 2 boots ps2 cdrs better than neo 2.2's do ( but I have only done 2 of them )

I would think the newer units would require less adjustments
(just my 2 cents)

Best of success on your experiment man


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Old Oct 10, 2002, 11:29 PM
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Yeah thanks, i didn't mean any offence

i am pretty happy with the loading times i achieved by adjusting the pot so i guess it was a success. it was a ver5 unit so the laser is in good shape anyway but cdr's now perform better than previously

Dont know about booting performance based on chip type though, the ps2 i have modded recently boots a lot quicker than my ps2 with a neo4 but mine is also a ver4 so the laser is a little knackered. i might do a magic 2 install on my next ver5 and see it it outpreforms the messiah i just fitted in this ver5

People are gonna think i'm crazy sitting next to the tv with a stopwatch !
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Old Oct 11, 2002, 10:39 AM
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It's not the booting times that are important, it's the shape of the eye signal when hooked up to an oscilliscope. Yes, you may be able to increase boot times by increasing power, but you are also severely DECREASING the life of the laser. Especially with the junk lasers Sony uses.
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