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Newb question: Differences in Phat vs Slim for ESR
Newb question: Differences in Phat vs Slim for ESR –
Is there some fundamental difference in how ESR works (or is supposed to work) on a Slim PS2 vs a Phat PS2?
I ask, because I have a Slim, and I was trying to get Free MCBoot to work on my friend's Phat, and the ODSYS menu and everything loaded up fine, but I can't get ESR to load either of two backup games I had.
Later, after coming home, I found that both the games worked on my PS2, using the exact same discs and the exact same memory card (multi-version install).
Is there some reason the backups would work on a Slim but not a Phat, or is her PS2 just sucky?
I didn't make note of the colours the screen flashed, but I can get those if they'd be helpful.
This usually has nothing to do with whether it is a slim or a fat, but the condition of the laser.
If the laser is dying on any PS2 then it may not run anything but original discs, and in some cases only original single layer DVD games.
Also certain models have better compatibility with different optical media than others.
Best all around compatibilty so far is a Taiyo Yuden, or Verbatim single layer DVD+R booktyped to DVD-ROM. Any properly working PS2 will be able to read it.
It has been discussed many times here which version PS2 have the most laser problems. v9-11 fats and v12 slims had the most problems. Please search this forum for more detail if you need it.