I'm considering whether I should risk everything and get that 10K console that's sitting at the Cash Converters (2nd-hand dealer) near my home here.
It's probably unmodified (They didn't know whether it's modified , and I forgot to look at the warranty sticker at the bottom of it ).
I know that my FMCB installation on my MC that was done with my SCPH-77006 will probably not work on that console, as the 10K is missing some files in it's ROM chip.
I have my Swapmagic 3.6 discs (NTSC-J CD and DVD discs), but I need to know whether I can launch the FMCB 1.8b installer with it (Via USB disk).
I'm worried that Swapmagic 3.6 will just crash if I try, and leaving me with a 88SGD white elephant in my home.
So has anyone here managed to use Swapmagic 3.6, and launch any homebrew software off a USB device with it? It seems like SM 3.6 will allow SCPH-1x000 users to swap their discs, but nobody said whether it can launch ELFs off a USB device properly on such a console.
I don't think that I can use the independence exploit, because I don't have a legit PS1 disc (I don't think that any of my friends have one either).
I don't fancy opening that console up either (To swap discs).... for personal reasons.
I'm getting this console for programming purposes, and because I simply like collecting "rare" stuff, especially stuff made in Japan .
Another thing: Since the slide card trick exists, and works for most SCPH-3x00x consoles, does it work on the 10K too (Does it have that "white arm")?
EDIT: I took the plunge, and got that 10K.
Swapmagic 3.6 does load up.... but somehow I can't seem to launch any of my homebrew ELFs off my USB stick (Nothing happens.... the screen doesn't even flicker).