Hey, taking a part a playstation was nothing new for me, i took mine apart several time,s first time i took it part i cleand the lens, the next couple times i did so just to take a looka round, last time i did so was a few months ago when i was on this site reading about swap magic, and instailled that in my ps2. now that i am at school a friend of mine had the read disc error most of the time, and he mentioned to me in past conversations that he was told his ps2 was mod chipped. i forgot about that fact. when he asked me last night to clean his lens i didnt even take notice that his anti theft sticker was revoved meaning someone was in it before, thus forgetting about the mod chip conversation we had a couple months back. i cleaned the lens and the only thing that look me more any time to do was put that buttons back on the lid, because i find this to be tricky. so all in all i did everything in a quick 15-20 minutes. however when i put everything together nothing worked. the power never even turned on. i was wondering, if this had to do with it being a mod chip inside, because osmeone told me you cant take apart a ps2 after instailling some mod chips... i did not see the mod chip, as i only know by word of mouth that there is one in there. i am now buying this kid a new ps2... but i have the "broken" one here. if there is anyway of fixing this with a mod chip, or by removing the modchip (if there in indeed on instailled) i would liek to fix it. if anyone has any idea as to why it might not be working, i would appreciate it.