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modding a PS2 v4

Discussion in 'PS2' started by mryoda, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. mryoda

    mryoda Member

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    I was refused installation service saying it's a V4...
    the person suggested I trade it in and get a new PS2.

    I'm baffled, really... is V4 really all that bad?
    what's my chance of having a stable chipped v4 barring any mistakes on installtion..

    thnx
     
  2. matty8887

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    The only reason i can think of why he turned you down is that it is an older version ps2 and if it breaks he may think you will try and blame him.

    V4 is not difficult to install a mod to and the modchips run as fine as in any other version aslong as you do a good install anyway.
     
  3. mryoda

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    cool, i'll give it a shot then...
    I just fixed my VCR (have you checked VCR prices lately, DVDP are much cheaper.. it cost me 5 bucks and 1-2hrs to replace snapped belt and fix a broken plastic tension hook/plate by carving a hook on the broken one(yup i'm cheap >.< )) and after that ordeal i feel like i can tackle anything, LOL... still 5 bucks... and they wanted to charge me 100+ bucks to fix.. hehe.

    btw back to PS2, is magic 3.1 best way to go for v4?

    thnx!
     
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  4. matty8887

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    Magic 3.1 is a good chip though there are better.
    The duo2 is a good chip with only 17 wires and is easier to install.

    Dms3 chips is in my opinion the best chip out there. This is more difficult to install and with a few more wires. It is also more expensive but does have more features than other modchips such as the ability to flash it for when newer games come out if there is new protection.
     
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    just a warning i had version 4 and i sold it and bought a version 8. This was the best choice i've ever made. I had so much trouble with my v4 because the laser was so old and such. But just a fair warning if i were u i would get rid of the version 4. i did and i don't regret it at all.
     
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    Its true that V4 have the worst lasers in them but you can just buy a replacement laser and save a bunch of money rather than buying a whole new system. Lasers are not hard to install either.
     
  7. barflyuk

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    How much would it cost me to buy a new laser & have a dude install it for me?

    If I did that would my chipped V4 no longer have any drawbacks?

    Cheers,

    --Martin
     
  8. matty8887

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    It would cost about £60 for laser and install.

    It is very easy to install and you can pick a laser up for £25 so you should save your money and try and do it yourself if you are confident, just read around a bit first.

    Your ps2 should be fine then unless the new laser wears out which shouldnt happen for some time.

     
  9. mryoda

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    i'm gonna give it a go...
     
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