Originally Posted by SpiralOut27
What? It works from the first released models, up to the 90k-Version with Datecode 8b and even on some with 8c (Iīm talking about PS2s here...).
It was because of my own ignorance, and I didn't know that FMCB didn't work on old systems.
What didnīt work.
I had the card put in correctly, and I even tried a couple of tricks I found online (putting the card into different slots, reset power voltages, etc.) but it still didn't work.
What even did work?
Did it hang on BSOD, did the FMCB-logo show up, or did all start-up as if no FMCB-MC was inserted?
Not true, sorry. It DOES work.
I can't tell you the exact Fat version it was because my friend ended up trading it for a newer Slim version, and I didn't check which version it was beforehand. I can tell you that it was one of the first Fat NTSC versions there was, and I now know that FMCB doesn't work on those models.
Do/Did this model have an "Expansion-Bay", or not?
If not, it was a JAP-NTSC-PS2 of the very first series and if that is the case, there were 2 problems preventing the FAT-PS2 from running it (FMCB) correctly...
1. A regional issue (the "KELF"/FMCB-Loader/Sony-Update is encrypted in a different way for this region + it uses a different folder...).
2. Those models need additional files in SYS-CONF-Folder (X-Modules, which are not present in their ROM, but in later PS2-Versions...)
PS2 V7/DMS3 V2 (FW:2.4b7); Seagate Baracuda 200GB
PS2 V7/CC1.0 (FW:34 hacked v2 BM:2.1.6); Maxtor DiamondMAX9 PLUS 160GB
PS2 SCPH-30004R; NoMod+NoLaser
3xSony MC 8MB
MAX/Datel 16MB with Boot-CD
Custom FMCB 1.8b+ Beta-Build, my AIO 0.5, Sony&xRhino-Linux