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Disk stops spinning; black screen

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by sephie325, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. sephie325

    sephie325 Member

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    I have swap magic 3.8 and a modded slim ps2. All three sensors are blocked and I have a flip top. I put the SM disk in and enabled the cheats for SH4 then hit NTSC as the video preference. The disk spins a couple times, then stops and leaves me on a black screen. I tried the same thing without enabling cheats, but the same thing happens. I really don't know what I'm doing wrong. I thought I had everything figured out, but apparently I didn't. :(
     
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    you could install freemcboot and use the SM 3.8 elf instead the discs always seemed to give me problems where the elf didnt. go herefor tutorials on how to install it.
     
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    Thanks! I'll give it a try and hope it works!
     
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    heresa link to the SM3.8coder elf copy it to your memory card using Ulaunch after you install freemcboot. to use it put in a original ps2 game with high ToS then boot swapmagic elf then swap for backup and boot the game and play.
     
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    :( There's an ad in the way of the message... Let me see if posting another message helps.

    EDIT: Yeah. I can see it now. I'll just have to buy a USB flash drive though. All the ones I had disappeared...
     
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    I installed the Noob pack on my USB flash drive and nothing will start up now. SM goes to load, and nothing happens... I got this to work before a long time ago, now I don't know what's going on...
     
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    you followed the the tut right it says you need to rename and copy a few things did you do that?
    1. extract the freemcboot install and freemcboot.elf to the usb drive and
    2. make a folder called SWAPMAGIC on the usb drive and copy the boot.elf from ulaunch to the SWAPMAGIC folder and renaming the ulaunch's boot.elf to SWAPMAGIC.elf

    swapmagic tutorial
     
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    Yeah. I followed the instructions to the "T". Maybe it's the USB flash drive I'm using? I hear some of them aren't too compatible with the PS2. I've been trying to find a list of compatible flash drives but haven't been too successful.
     
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    which brand of usb drive are you using?
     
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    One I just bought. It's called DataStick Pro by Centon. I've never heard of them before. Oh, and I formatted it to FAT32 too.
     
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    which model console do you have? the usb drive may be the problem but cant be sure unless you try it out with a different one.
     
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    It's an SCPH 70012.
     
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    oh you said it was modded? with which chip is it modded? maybe the chip doesnt want to work with swapmagic. are you able to put it in disable mode?
     
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    I don't have a chip. I did the "tape and tissue" mod. What am I putting in disable mode? (Sorry. I'm kind of a noob at this stuff.)
     
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    nevermind about disable mode I thought you had an actual chip lol hmm clean out your usb? if you cant mod it send me the memory card and i will if you pay for the shipping ill install freemcboot for ya either that or look for one of the other devices or games that can be exploited to install freemcboot to your memory card.
     
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    Alright. I think I'll send it to you only as a last resort if nothing else works. I refuse to give up. lol Thank you. :)
     
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    Hooray! I tried a different USB flash drive and it works! Just a little note for those wanting to install FMCB, DO NOT USE CENTRON USB FLASH DRIVES!! THEY DO NOT WORK!

    Thanks for your help, Kannz!
     
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    Damn. Now I have a new problem. I can't get my imported game to register with FMCB. Is there a step-by-step guide or something so I know what to do? It still says to insert a PS2 format disk. I'm very confused...
     
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    go back up to post #4 and download the swapmagic elf. and
    1. copy it to your usb drive
    2. put a orginal ps2 game in your ps2
    3. with the Swapmagic elf on the usb drive plug it in (optional: you can copy the SM elf to your memory card by using ulaunch but it can stay on the usb drive)
    4. start up Ulaunch and boot the swapmagic elf
    5. once its to the boot screen swap your backup for the original and you should be gaming in no time.

    you can also use ESR by patching your ps2 game discs with the esr patcher and then theres no need to swap.
     
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    Ooohhh... I knew there was something I needed to do. I hope this will work. Thank you!
     

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