My PS2 is having trouble reading the USB ports

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by john.jingle, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. john.jingle
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    john.jingle GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm having trouble getting my PS2 to read my USB drives when I have launchelf booted up. I'm not sure why, it just freezes when I go to filebrowse and click OK on mass: I've heard that the PS2 only reads FAT/FAT32 so I made sure that my usbs were formatted to that. Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong? I want to install Free MCBoot so I don't have to deal with this PSX/USB/HDloader.elf routine anymore and just immediately boot from the PS2 home menu.

    Thanks
     
  2. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

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    I would say to try a different version of ulaunchelf. you can also load freemcboot installer directly if you rename it HDloader.elf...
     
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  3. demonicstrife

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    The latest version of ulaunchELF is 4.42a. If that doesn't work, then your USB drive could be one of the few incompatible with the PS2.
     
  4. john.jingle
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    john.jingle GBAtemp Regular

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    Well, looks like it was the ulauncher that was the problem- didn't support my kingston usb flash drive. Fortunately, I was able to use my PSP as my mass storage unit and install the new 4.41 ulaunch.

    Well, another question now... Is there an app that will allow my ps2 to recognize my 32MB memory cards whenever I boot up my PS2? These 32MB cards came with my Action replay CD,
     
  5. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    PS2 have usb 1.1 ports don't they?... so you need a 1.1 USB as far as I know :unsure:
     
  6. Joe88

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    all 2.0 devices are 1.1 compatible
    those cards were really crappy
    they always required you to insert the mc startup disc before you were able to use them, you had to do this every time you powered up the PS2
    there is no way around it
    you could just buy a cheap clone from DX, but reliability is pretty bad
     
  7. john.jingle
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    john.jingle GBAtemp Regular

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    Seems like I'll have to consider buying a Katana Memory card then for more space. Thanks a lot you guys appreciate your help.