That's perfectly normal for consoles in our region (SCPH-xxx06).
Originally Posted by rain82
The only way to determine the BIOS version is to be able to run uLE (And view the ROMVER string), or to get the BIOS dumped and check the contents of the ROMVER file.
The PS2 doesn't contain any code that can handle USB devices in it's ROM (It won't detect, nor attempt to detect USB devices).
i tried plugging a usb drive with free mcboot in it,my ps2 doesn't detect any usb,and i tried using codebreaker 9.2 with a usb drive plugged in,in the end the codebreaker doesn't load at all just a black screen i believe it froze or something like that
Codebreaker (Or at least it's USB support) doesn't seem to function properly on new consoles.
I don't think that you really have got a way to check your BIOS version if you don't have a way to run homebrew.
so is there anyway to check my ps2 whether it has bios 2.20 or 2.30 ????
and able or unable to install free mcboot,and about uLaunchELF what does this do ??? how to run it ?? through a burn CD/DVD or able to run at usb too ??
uLaunchELF (uLE for short) is a rather advanced file manager for the PS2 (It does a little more than just file management).
But I should think that you should be able to roughly guess which BIOS version your console has based on when you had bought the console.
The last consoles that will search for OSDSYS updates were manufactured somewhere in the 3rd quarter of 2008 (Hence the datecode of 8C).
Therefore, if you got your console way past that date, it's probably a console with a BIOS version of 2.30.
Unmodified SCPH-77006 with SM 3.6
SCPH-39006 with M-chip modchip, SCPH-10281 NA and refurb Seagate 80GB HDD
SCPH-10000 v1.00 with SCPH-10190 PCMCIA NA and SCPH-20400 HDD unit