Hate to break it to you guys, but the Independence exploit will not work on any slim ps2. FMCB is the only software exploit that will work on the slims up to SCPH-9000x. And of course that is only good to 8b date code with the exception of only a hand full of 8c date codes.
All the FMCB tutorials will work on the compatible slims. Also, if you have access to a fat ps2, you can use the independence exploit on that, to gain access. From there, install FMCB on that memory card while still on the fat ps2. From there, you can then use the FMCB card on your slim.
If you need help, post a question in the
forums, not my PM inbox. Thank you.