PS2 Makes Whirling Sound with Swap Magic?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by x_comp, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. x_comp
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    x_comp GBAtemp Maniac

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    Just got one today and all games boot fine with it. The only problem I noticed was that whenever I use DVD-Rs with it, I can hear the disc whirling away constantly. I don't get this sound if I use proper retail games.

    So is this normal? Or should I go for a certain brand of DVD-R? The PS2 model I'm using is a SCPH-50003, which is the non-slim version of the PS2.
     
  2. ZeWarrior

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    You, shouldn't use those, it kills the PS2's laser reading those discs.
     
  3. Gaisuto

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    The PS2 reads burnt discs louder, that's pretty much fact. It shouldn't harm the system as long as you don't play them for so many hours in a row. One thing I noticed when playing it is that the longer you play a burnt game, the longer and longer the loading times get.
     
  4. Jiggah

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    The DVD version is pressed just like a PS2 DVD, it's not going to screw up the laser.

    A good question is what speed are you burning the DVDs at? I've found that the slower the burn the better the results in both noise, speed, and playability.
     
  5. x_comp
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    At 4x but I'll try 1x next time and see if it's any different.