I own a SCPH-39004 FAT PlayStation 2. Its optic drive does not work. Is there any way to install fast MC boot without having to use a CD? I mean by using one of the ps2's usb slots or maybe by a ps1 as I have one.


First I can tell you it is possible for you to install freemcboot on a memory card, with the noobie package as well if it is empty, from a different not broken ps2,just make sure to use the universal installer...

also as this is a phat system if you have a network adapter for it ($7) or so online) and a computer with an open pata/ide port and a spare drive it is possible to install freehdboot to almost any size of these older drives I think up to 500gb ive heard... you can also buy a usb to ide adapter and do it that way but you will still need to have a means to power it as well....

this often involves formatting the drive to a speciffic type then using a special program to burn an image to the drive...its been a while since I had to do it though so I dont recall all the details of the names...but with a second program you can load the iso files from your disks to the drive from your computer so the dead laser problem shouldnt be an issue....

  • Do NOT advertise your products here. – Frank Jun 23 '16 at 23:09
  • ive got 30 that have been sitting on a shelf over a year now...and have 20more that I can configure to work ...I can just as easilly rightfully post the product on amazon and give a link saying you can buy preloaded drives here so dont give me needless slack.... – Firobug Jun 23 '16 at 23:12
  • No. If you advertise your products here, I will be flagging the post as spam. They have literally zero relevance to your answer. – Frank Jun 23 '16 at 23:13
  • the answer was accepted by the user already including the statement i have them available and he can email me on it if interested I mearly added content in parentheses to specify....quite frankly @frank your destroying these forums ive had trouble with you already and your little more than a troll and the primary reason why they should never allow users to be reaponsible for content being allowed to persist....get a life and quit trying to ruin everyone elses...and it is relevent that he can simply buy something that will work instead of having to search many programs.... – Firobug Jun 23 '16 at 23:20
  • A) The asker has not accepted your answer. B) Arqade is community moderated. We have quality standards here. Standards that you're not really meeting very well. C) Linking your own products isn't relevant; it has nothing to do with answering the question. Focus on solving the problem. "Hey, I have a drive to sell that will fix this" isn't solving it; it's advertising your product. – Frank Jun 23 '16 at 23:23

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