PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

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PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by xga » June 29th, 2017, 9:15 pm

Hi,

I installed the switch board in my SCHP-7000 last week and have been enjoying using the PSIO cartridge to play all of the old classic games.

I went to play an audio CD tonight in my PSX and it didn't work. I placed the CD in the tray and closed the lid and then turned the console on and it went to the PSIO menu. I selected the "Load CD" option in the menu and the disc starts spinning and the screen then goes black. If I turn the console off and remove the SD card from the PSIO cartirdge, it then goes to the memory card manager and CD player menu when powered back on. If I select the CD player from the menu, no CD tracks are displayed.

If I remove the PSIO cartridge and power the console on, it goes to the memory card manager and CD player menu and when I go into the CD player, all the CD tracks are shown and I can then play the CD without issue.

Is this a known issue or perhaps there is something wrong with my switch board install? I've upgraded to the latest firmware and menu system. So not sure what else to try.

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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Matt » June 30th, 2017, 2:38 am

Bad Switch Board install or bad laser deck.

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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by xga » June 30th, 2017, 1:51 pm

Thanks Matt. Has to be the switch board install then as the CD player works fine when the PSIO cartridge is removed from the console. Strange though as the PSIO works flawlessly when playing games off the SD card.

Can you suggest which pins / pads I should check on my PU-20 board that are responsible for the CD-ROM to function when the PSIO is plugged in?

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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Matt » June 30th, 2017, 8:50 pm

xga wrote:
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Can you suggest which pins / pads I should check on my PU-20 board that are responsible for the CD-ROM to function when the PSIO is plugged in?
All of them.

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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Trixster » September 6th, 2018, 6:46 pm

Dragging up an old thread... but i've just noticed that my psio does exactly the same - attempting to play audio cd's just results in a black screen and the cd drive seeking forever.

The switch board was installed by the PSIO team in Aus, the psio has the latest firmware and the cd drive works perfectly for audio and game cds in all other regards.
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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Matt » September 6th, 2018, 9:12 pm

Ah, Audio CD's wont work because PSIO is in "SD Card" mode. I'll need to patch the 'System Loader' to disable "SD Card" mode and switch to "CD-ROM" mode (this is what happens when you click "Load CD" in the Menu System). Good bug find! I'll test this and look into it soon.

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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Trixster » September 7th, 2018, 7:17 am

Cool! Hope it is a bug rather than a problem with my particular setup :)
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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Matt » September 10th, 2018, 2:29 am

Looking into this now. Updates along the way...

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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Matt » September 10th, 2018, 11:24 pm

Okay, this has been fixed. I'll get the new version of the Menu System out which will address this problem for you. Thanks for finding it and submitting it! :)

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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Trixster » September 13th, 2018, 11:37 pm

Great news! Will test tonight, thanks Matt.
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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Trixster » September 14th, 2018, 7:59 am

Ok, I updated the ARM firmware and menu system to test Audio CDs.

I have tested with a number of CDs that all work with the the PS with the PS-IO cartridge removed.

Sadly selecting load cd in the menu still results in a black screen, with the cd-Rom seeking for ages and then just trying to spin up the cd. This doesn’t seem to be any different to its behaviour under the previous firmware/menu system.
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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Matt » September 14th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Trixster wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 7:59 am
Ok, I updated the ARM firmware and menu system to test Audio CDs.

I have tested with a number of CDs that all work with the the PS with the PS-IO cartridge removed.

Sadly selecting load cd in the menu still results in a black screen, with the cd-Rom seeking for ages and then just trying to spin up the cd. This doesn’t seem to be any different to its behaviour under the previous firmware/menu system.
Noooo, haha. This was for the 'System Loader'. Boot your PSX without the SD Card to see it in action :P

I'll have to add now a BIOS option to the 'Load CD' dialog in the Menu System.
I'll do that in the next update.

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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Trixster » September 15th, 2018, 12:47 am

Ah, I see! I shall test again tonight :)
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Re: PSX won't play CD's with PSIO cartridge installed

Post by Trixster » September 15th, 2018, 5:47 am

Funny old thing... it works! Ha, nice one :)
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