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Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by fenshysa, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. fenshysa

    fenshysa Member

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    For those of us (such as myself) who have no experience soldering, what are our options? Even with a clear explanation, I'd rather not attempt soldering the chip on for fear of messing up my PS2. I'm kind of wary to mail my PS2 off to have the chip installed, because how do I know that I'll get it back?

    So I guess my question is this: Does anyone know of a reliable place online that allows you to send your PS2 in to have the mod chip installed, or does anyone know of a place in Florida that offers this service? And - if worse comes to worse - does anyone know of a do-it-yourself guide to soldering?
     
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    steimy Active member

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    no, i but i do know that you can buy them online with the chip already installed. It costs a bit more for sure but it would save you the trouble.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen the pre-mod PS2s available for around $280. I've also seen the chips available for $20 and I already have a PS2. It would be nice if someone offered a chip that was pre-soldered to the board, or the ability to send just the board to be soldered.
     
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    Google it. I've seen sites that offer mod-chip installation if you mail it in. That was like a year ago though.

    Smart decision on not wanting to do it yourself if you don't know anything about soldering. Let me tell you - it's not fun. But well worth it if you succeed.
     
  5. fenshysa

    fenshysa Member

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    I still have concerns about mailing my PS2 to a stranger. I think I'll just end up going with SwapMagic. Maybe it would be worth it to call that "ITT Tech" 800 number to learn how to solder boards :p
     
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    Oh, by the way - thanks for answering my question. Your help is appreciated.
     
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    u know, it's funny you mentioned that, cause that's where I learned! they don't get into surface mount stuff there (well, maybe in the Bachelor's program), I learned that on the job.
     
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    just go with the swapmagic, it works just as fine, and will save u more money and less worries
     

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