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Make a SONY PS2 multiregion with SCPH 1000 firmware.

NOTE: this will only work on the earlier models with the SCPH 1000 bios 22/9/2004

1. Press and hold Circle , Right and L1
2. Press and hold L3 and push the stick hard
3. Boot into the PS2 browser without a CD/DVD in the tray
4. Press circle and R1 on the DVD
5. Hold right until an menu appears
6. Press circle and R1 again.

If this fails try this

1. Load the DVD into the PS2 that you want to play.
2. At the browser screen select the CD icon press and hold circle and square until the DVD menu appears.
3. Either select the movie select icon or the play icon.

If these two fail you will need a Messiah chip OR magic chip 2 installed


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PS2 Modded Trouble Reading DVDr's


Your DVD potentiometer pot on the back of the PS2 laser lens needs to be readjusted. Some people will try to tell you it's out of alignment but if that was the case it would not read CD's. Some people will try to tell you the laser lens is bad. If that was the case it would not read CD's. On the back of the laser lens are two potentiometer pots. In english? Two lil screws that are turnable. One controls the power of the DVD laser one controls the power of the CD laser.

http://www.cyber-mag.com/station/laserV9.htm

That link will give you pretty lil pictures of what i'm talking about :)

In a nut shell the story goes like this folks. If your PS2 won't read certain game DVD's that are of a certain color or if it all of a sudden mysteriously fails to read games it once read but will play cd's just fine, the voltage of the laser for DVD's is not set correctly. (this does needs manual tweeking from time to time if you take your ps2 and move it around alot or if you take it over to friends houses etc etc. Basicly alot of movment in general can take this out of alignment. Even keeping the PS2 on it's side could theoreticly (just my opinion) based on gravitational pull, unbalance the potentiometer.

RESOLUTION:

Step 1 identify your PS2 version:


Version 1 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U1"
Version 2 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U0"
Version 3 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U2"
Version 4 - SCPH-30000, 30001, 35001, 30002, 35002, 30003, 35003, 30004, or 35004, 8 screws on bottom of case

NOTE: Version 4 has 2 varieties of motherboard: Gap/No Gap, the difference between v4 "Gap" and v4 "No Gap" is the "Gap" is there's a spot in the center of bios chip where each side lacks solder points.

Version 5 - SCPH-30000R, 30001R, 30002R, 30003R, 30004R, or 30006R. Also, some SCPH-30000, 30001, 30002, 30003, and 30004 models have a V5/V6

NOTE: Version 5 & 6 - the difference between these two versions is one of the connectors in the corner.

Version 7 - SCPH-39000, 39001, 39002, 39003, 39004, 39008 or 37000
Version 8 - Only in Japanese consoles. SCPH-39000, or, SCPH-39006 (GH-022 BIOS 090)
Version 9 - if you have SCPH-50000, 50001, 50002, 50003, 50004, 50006, or 50007 you have a v9 or v10 board.
Version 10 - SCPH-5000x, with date code "3D" to the right and below the serial number on the back of the console. (GH-026 board)

NOTE: To know if its a v9/v10 start up PS2 with no game in it ,press triangle and check dvd driver version dvd ver 3.00 = v9 & dvd ver 3.02 = v10.

If your model # is SCPH-50000, 50001, 50002, 50003 or 50004 AND if you can find a small ''a'' under the SCPH number or have DATECODE "3C" you have a V9 PS2 main board. (GH-026 board).

If your model # is SCPH-50000, 50001, 50002, 50003 or 50004 AND if you can find DATE CODE "3D" as shown below, you have a V10 PS2 main board. (GH-026 board).

Version 12 - The new slimline PS2 consoles are referred to as PSTwo here, but elsewhere they are also known as "v12" units... their numbers are SCPH-70011/SCPH-70012, and also SCPH-70004 CB (Belgium).

Step 2 use either google or the link above. If you're using google your keyword search will be something like "ps2 v12 laser lens adjustment" *replace v12 with your ps2 model.

In either case navigate to the site and follow instructions to set the pots back to their factory default settings.

Oct 11, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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tht sims bustin out game playstation 2


Hi clinnane,
Try these>
During game-play press pause and enter the following codes. The Gnome cheat
Must be entered first for these cheats to work

Gnome Cheat:
R2, L1, R1, L2, Left, Circle
Note: If a cheat is not allowed a Gnome will appear on the Sim's property to
Signify this. You can click this Gnome for money.

Unlock All Socials:
L1, R1, Down, X, L3, R3

Unlock Team Photos:
L3, R3, R1, R2

Unlock All Skins:
L1, R2, X, Circle, Up, Down

Fill Motives:
L2, R1, Left, Circle, Up

Unlock All Locations:
R2, R3, L3, L2, R1, L1

Unlock All Objects:
L2, R2, UP, Triangle, L3 Happy gaming :)

Sep 23, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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pcsx2 software


This is because you're using either A.) The wrong bios file for ps2 emulation ex.SPCH1000.bin (this is a playstation 1 bios) or B.) The bios you (obtained) is corrupted.

Here is a few pieces of info you should note about the bios's in question.

SPCH 30004R V6 (PAL EUR) Bios.bin
Filesize: 4,096kb

SCPH 100000.bin (***)
Filesize: 4,096kb

SCPH 39001.bin (standard US)
Filesize: 4,096kb

As you can see they adhere to a certain file size. All of the above bios's can be located by using google or by using bittorrent sites like this one .::HERE::.

Final Note: You're really at the mercy of the person who made the bios file as to whether or not he did it correctly. As you can see by the info I posted above and untampered bios will be 4,096kb in size. This does not mean that a file larger or smaller will not work. I'm just stating what the norm is. Also note that a PS1 bios file will not work in the PS2 emulator, and for that reason it will not play playstation 1 games at all. (or so the creator of PCSX2 says)

Jul 10, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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