I have a few questions about mods and similar things. [bold]Question #1[/bold] I have a few games on my computer right now and several of them are PAL. If I transfer them to my PS2's HDD does that it matter that the games are PAL format or do I have to convert them to NTSC before I transfer them? I was thinking that since the laser isn't reading the disk, the hard drive is, it wouldn't matter, but I have been know to be wrong. [bold]Question #2[/bold] I have a v4 PS 2 and I read here that there is a great possibility that it will either die durring the install of a mod chip or shortly afterwards. If this is true, how bad does it "die". I think I read that it was the laser that malfunctions. Would it still be possible to load games from the HD if it fails or would I be completely screwed? [bold]Question #3[/bold] If I buy the HDAdvance, do I even need to risk frying my v4 PS2 by installing the mod chip, therefore wasting the money that I just spent on a mod chip? If I don't need the mod chip can I still copy my games from my PC to my PS2 and run them without any problems? [bold]Question #4[/bold] I also read that some people have successfully installed a HDD greater than 137GB. How do you get a PS2 to recognize a larger HDD? Thanks in advance. I did look through a large portion of the forum and even did a search for something about this but I couldn't find anything, I'm sorry if I've overlooked it somehow.