Slimline Nightmare - Swap Magic?
I'll try to sum this up to reduce the text wall.
After 2 broken PS2s (one fat, the other slim), I have a new silver one. Modded it for swap magic (Note: the mod is homebrew), DVD breaks. I get a new DVD and it doesn't work (my laser isn't dead, all movie DVDs and original PS2 DVD games work). Got it replaced, still doesn't work. Tried CD Loader, but I can't use it because I can't remove the swap modifications I added to it, so I can't do the initial swap. (Note: I think if you press Triangle on the CD Loader screen I can try the swap with the mod still inside, but it didn't work before so...) I have MC Boot on my memory card but I have no apps installed on it, and even if I did, ESR would require reburning games that I don't have enough DVDs for (especially considering I'd need the originals which isn't possible for 90% of my games), and I don't have money to hook up something with HD Loader.
Using Cogswap or CD Loader both require my PS2 to be unmodded at some point in the swaps so I'm stuck. Is there some way I can load a Swap Magic DVD ELF file? (-EDIT: Okay, no one is going to talk about Swap Magic DVD ELF because it breaks copyrights... But if I already have it I don't think that would still be breaking it. Either way, I don't expect the ELF file.)
Or some way to get CD Loader to work with a perma mod Slimline? (Note: I can remove the mod, just it requires the PS2 to be opened which can't be done while it's on.) I have so many Japanese and backup games that I need to play and without the DVD portion working I'm stuck with my old Gundam Seed game from 2002...and being it's a CD PS2 game you can imagine how much it sucks.
So there it is. Help with this nightmare.