OK this is a bit long winded but please bear with me... I have a Gameshark2 V1.9 that I have used to boot CD based PS2 games with before. I was searching Ebay lately and found some dirt cheap Gameshark2 V2's. I picked up a few just for the heck of it. I got one today and was curious to see if I could boot backups or imports with it. Turns out the PSX code archive disk doesn't need the dongle like my V1.9 did, and it works great for booting PSX games, so I feel I got my money's worth. Great huh? Next I tried the PS2 version of the Gameshark2 V2. Guess what? It doesn't work because the disk keeps spinning constantly as if it is double checking to make sure the GS is still in there. PS2 CD backups won't load, atleast not the normal way. (I haven't tried the add new code trick yet) Just out of curiosity I decided to test something. What if I reformated the NEW Gameshark2 V2 dongle with the OLD Gameshark2 V1.9 disk???? Dumb idea? I thought so too, but being the hard-head that I am I tried it anyway. Well guess what.... Yep, it worked!!! Now I am able to boot the NEW Gameshark2 V2 disk with the NEW Dongle formated with the OLD Gameshark2 V1.9 disk and boot my backup PS2 CD games. It works just like the Gameshark2 V1.9 did. I just select 'start game without codes', swap, and enjoy!!! My question(s) are: Would it be possible to format the NEWER GS dongle in a way that would allow booting of a backup PS2 game? I assume this type of reformating I applied is sort of like the CD Loader I hear about? Theoretically, you should be able to get a backup of a Gameshark V1.9 and use a Swap Magic boot disk to load it while holding L1+L2+R1+R2+start and reset/format a new GS Dongle with the V1.9 data. This may work for much newer version of the GS since it appears to stop the PS2 drive from spinning and checking itself on my GS2V2! *did that make sense?* Thoughts, comments, suggestions, answers?