Heh ... Same problem I got with a NTSC-J SCPH-39000.
And mine died "virgin" (It was supposed to play only FFXI or original games)
But with the drive dead, there was no way to load the expansion so I took the unit apart for using the parts and am using the HDD in my US unit.
SCPH-10000_GH-001 SCPH-15000_GH-003 SCPH-18000_GH-008 SCPH-30001_GH-005 SCPH-30000_GH-016(V4) SCPH-30001_GH-010(V4)
2xSCPH-10190, 2xSCPH-10350, 2xSCPH-10280
"**** j0 hackers!"
-Sjeep (As seen on TOXIC OS ELF...)