Your laser could be the cause - but cheap/badly burned backup discs are also another possible reason. What is the brand of DVD+/-R disc that you use?
Originally Posted by OD234
You should use high quality DVD-R discs like Verbatim DVD-R (With AZO, and made by Mitsubushi or Taiyo Yuden).
If you just want to install FMCB, just place uLE on your USB disk as mass:SWAPMAGIC/SWAPMAGIC.ELF before booting your console with the USB disk plugged in and with the Swapmagic CD/DVD inserted.
uLE should start automatically once SM boots up.
After that, use uLE to start the FMCB installer.
I have Verbatim DVD-R discs with AZO. I have the orange and blue pack . I think it's my laser because I can't do anything if Swap Magic doesn't fully load to
The splash screen and only give me a black screen. Tried the USB thing on my bros fat but of course my USB pen drive is incompatible lol I guess imma have to figure out a different way to put mcboot on lol darn makes me feel like I bought the swap discs for nothing
I figured it out. It was my tv. I hooked my ps2 to my moms flat screen and it worked! : ) thanks everybody for trying to help : )
So SP193 was right with his assumption.
Problem solved, case closed.