Afaik, the 'Playstation2'-Logo only comes up, AFTER the MechaCon tested it for validity®ion.
Originally Posted by SP193
True, it could be... But I rather think, it has only problems with reading the CB-Disc, similar how the issues with some 'Swap Magic'-Discs are...
Lastly, it is possible that your console's laser is weakening. Have you tried cleaning the laser?
Btw.: Afaik, CB-Retail was only released in 'NTSC U/C'-Gameregion, but I don't know it for sure.
Well,... Let's hope the laser-cleaning helps the OP, to atleast start CB ONCE successfully, to install FMCB on his own...
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PS2 SCPH-30004R; NoMod+NoLaser
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