It's a long shot, but since you are already trying a couble swap method, you might be able to get this to work.
Originally posted by NoMoreNIU
Can you please tell me where and how to do the EA Patch for DVDs? I remember doing it for the old EA cd games, but I never heard EA Patching for DVDs. Is there a new tool? I think the old one was called Patch-o-matic or something. Thank you for your help.
This CD is actually for booting EA games (or other similar protected games) with the SwapMagic 2.0 discs and a no solder plug mod. Basically, you boot with this CD the same way you would boot any CD backup, load the TOC from an original DVD to switch it from CD to DVD and lock-in the larger TOC for your backup, and then swap-in your backed-up EA game.
I haven't tried it with other chips or boot discs, but it does work on a v5 with a no-solder plug mod and SwapMagic PS2 CD.
If it ain't broke don't try to fix it! But, hell if you can tweak that bastard just a little bit more....hehehe.