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Information regarding refurbished ps2 from sony
Information regarding refurbished ps2 from sony –
I have a 70004 model fully compatible with FMCB, but the console is not in good conditions, it stopped reading dvds, not to mention other details like bad sensors and so on (already a refurbished model)
Does any of you know what are the models of the refurbished ps2 models that are coming from sony, would they be compatible with FMCB, since I have knowledge of people, who have received 70000x models (but actually a year ago).
'Refurbished' consoles are not coming from Sony at all, since they don't do 'refurbishing' work of any kind. Such is more commonly the work of local retailers, such as 'Gamestop' and others, who will resell second-hand equipment after refurbishing to ensure that everything works decently (at least). Possibly you meant something else entirely.
Originally Posted by Viggen66
As for the consoles compatible with FMCB, these definitely include all consoles (both fat and slim) with a product code lower than SCPH-900xx, where "xx" are the region digits.
Of the SCPH-900xx group, all consoles with bios v2.20 are compatible, while all consoles with bios v2.30 are not compatible. The bios switch was made in the third quarter of 2008, so all consoles with datecode "8B" or lower are compatible, while all consoles with datecode "8D" or higher are not compatible.
For consoles of the SCPH-900xx group with datecode "8C" it is necessary to inspect the bios version code, which is possible if you can somehow run a recent version of uLaunchELF on it (using SwapMagic or other means), and use its FileBrowser to run the built-in subprogram "MISC/Debug Info". That will display an info screen containing the "ROMVER" file from the bios, and the first four characters of the ROMVER string define the bios version.
"0220" == bios v2.20 which is compatible to FMCB
"0230" == bios v2.30 which is not compatible to FMCB
Simplest failsafe method:
Just refuse to buy any console with product code SCPH-900xx or higher.
Best regards: dlanor