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Originally Posted by joshuac
English isn´t the native language for many people here (I would even say, more than half of all people here,...).
First off we need to know, which PS2-Model yours is (the one with dead laser, or both to verify if both have the same MG-Region. --> Necessary to know before an FMCB-Install.).
I have two Ps2, and one works fine with SwapMAgic 3.6 and the other the laser head is recycled. Now i ask what i do to play without use the laser (cd's or dvd's)
Yepp,... "Free McBoot" a.k.a. "FMCB" is the name, what you´re looking for.
i read here to make an MC boot or Hd boot... but i don't know if this works without use laser.
FMCB is compatible with all consoles of the same MG-Region after install (as long as you did the multi-install, else only with the same model/series, or not with all of the same MG-Region.).
FMCB is intended to work without a laser (even thought, it still supports the original functions...).
When your card is modded, it should work as follows: "Plug'n'Play".
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An "Free HDBoot" is currently not possible.
Some parts (knowledge) are missing + it might stay impossible (due to Hardware/HD-PCB) and it will only work with FAT PS2s, which support the HD-Upgrade.
Another thing, to keep in mind.
If it got released someday,... A "Free HDBoot"-Install will only work on one PS2.
You can´t swap the HD after this (except you have a chance, to change the Console-ID which needs Homebrew normally anyway, so...).
16MB-MC? Make sure, it is compatible and not one which needs a boot-cd, before you start the game.
I have an usb hd (80gb).
I have an MemoryCard (16mb)
It's possible yours help me and tell me how resolve this problem without buy a new laser???
You can do the install with your working PS2 (as long as the 2last digits in the "SCPH-String" are identical).
You also can send your MC to one of the volunteers.
PS2 V7/DMS3 V2 (FW:2.4b7); Seagate Baracuda 200GB
PS2 V7/CC1.0 (FW:34 hacked v2 BM:2.1.6); Maxtor DiamondMAX9 PLUS 160GB
PS2 SCPH-30004R; NoMod+NoLaser
3xSony MC 8MB
MAX/Datel 16MB with Boot-CD
Custom FMCB 1.8b+ Beta-Build, my AIO 0.5, Sony&xRhino-Linux