Started by adori_12, March 26, 2021, 05:46:17 pm
Quote from: StripeFruit on March 28, 2021, 12:38:41 amEveryone always says to glue it back down, but the problem with mine is the ribbon cable even when glued down proper still touches the discs. I think mine is slightly raised, but I can't be sure, so seriously you're amazing for sharing this.I'll definitely try this out!
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on March 28, 2021, 07:18:54 pmGreat. Something to look forward to when buying a PS2.
Quote from: P on March 29, 2021, 05:23:49 pmThanks for the guide, I do have a slim (not sure if SCPH-70002 or SCPH-75002) as it was the only one still available when I finally decided to get a PS2 back in its days. Was a long time ago I turned it on though, I guess I'll have to be careful if the ribbon cable has started to bulge out.
Quote from: P on March 29, 2021, 05:23:49 pmYeah there doesn't seem to be an ultimate PS2, as every model has some kind of problem. I concluded that the SCPH-390xx was the one I like the most, as it's late enough to have fixed most problems and early enough to not be nerfed. It's generally considered the most robust model, supposedly the last model that plays every PS2 game, the last model with a i.LINK port and has a more stable but noisier disc drive than earlier models. I don't find the drive too noisy, so it's definitely a good model for me.If you don't need the i.LINK port, and don't mind the compatibility problems it supposedly has with some PS2 games, the SCPH-500xx seems to be good as well. It has some improvements to DVD playback, support for the EJECT button on the later remotes (I have the later remote, EJECT doesn't work on my SCPH-39000) and a more quiet disc drive. I don't really need the PS2 as a DVD player though.
Quote from: P on March 29, 2021, 05:23:49 pmThe worst model seems to be the SCPH-900xx as Free McBoot no longer works on it. No homebrew is no good for me, as it's the only way that I can backup my PS2 memory cards (and it's great for uploading useful homebrew to a Pocketstation as well).
Quote from: adori_12 on March 29, 2021, 12:12:48 amOnly PS2 slims. Fats have their own set of problems, but not this one.
Quote from: P on March 30, 2021, 09:50:50 amGetting a fat PS2 with a HDD was also a kind of revenge because I could never get one back in the day. The HDD is currently only used for installing FF10 (the Japanese version can do this for slightly shorter loading times) and as memory card backup space though.