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PS2 phat (SCPH-50001) not capable of reading disc changes?
« on: November 14, 2015, 09:44:12 pm »
Hi everyone. I probably already know the answer, but I may as well ask here.

I just found out my PlayStation 2 phat (SCPH-50001) isn't capable of reading disc changes in PlayStation 1 games. It can play the actual games just fine with no issues whatsoever, but when it comes to a multi-disc game, it shits itself and just hangs on the "please change disc" screen.

Does anyone have any advice to offer? Or do I just need to shell out money for a new console?

Thanks for your time. Have a nice day.
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Re: PS2 phat (SCPH-50001) not capable of reading disc changes?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 02:19:21 am »
Do multi-disc games typically let you save at the end of a disc, so at worse you could just swap discs and restart the console?
Or is it just the few games I've played?

(the only one I've heard of that didn't was D2 for Dreamcast, which at least one site proclaimed "least successfully pirated game" :D )
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Re: PS2 phat (SCPH-50001) not capable of reading disc changes?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 02:32:06 am »
+1 KingMike

Only multidisc PSX games I can recall playing were made by Square, but they all prompted to save at the disc change.
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Re: PS2 phat (SCPH-50001) not capable of reading disc changes?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2015, 09:37:13 am »
One game by Square doesn't, that I know of. That game is Chrono Cross. It broke the mold!


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Re: PS2 phat (SCPH-50001) not capable of reading disc changes?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2015, 09:45:52 am »
Valkyrie Profile did that, you had to switch discs and it saved when you put the second disc in, most multi disc games let you save before you switch over.
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Re: PS2 phat (SCPH-50001) not capable of reading disc changes?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2015, 10:02:10 am »
Parasite Eve I & II don't let you save either when a disc change occurs, but fortunately in PEII you can actually save somewhere before you borrow Doug's truck and reload just fine from disc 2. Anyways, that sounds like a weird error, I don't remember it ever occurring to me on my SCPH-3004.
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Re: PS2 phat (SCPH-50001) not capable of reading disc changes?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2015, 01:28:06 pm »
Yes, and unfortunately for me, Parasite Eve 1, II, and Chrono Cross are all some of my favorite and most-played games. I suppose I didn't quite tell the whole story of the error; let me explain it in full.

1. PSone game prompts me to change discs. PS2 phat stops spinning the disc.

2. I put the new disc in. The PS2 phat attempts to read it, but the disc never starts spinning again.

3. The game is stuck at the "Please change disc" prompt screen forever.

I was thinking that I would just buy a PSone and be done with it.
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