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PS2 Slim-Flip top or Magic Ghost Switch

Discussion in 'PS2' started by bobbypin, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. bobbypin

    bobbypin Member

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    Hello everyone. I need to know which is better in the long run. I've had a flip top on my old PS2 before so I know what that is. Now, it's between that and the magic ghost switch here http://www.modking.com/bin/magic_ghost_switch.htm
    It's cheaper bust most importantly it doesn't void your warranty. So, if anyone has this method or know's anything let me know please!!! Thank you.
     
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    ok, so the ghost method is the same or more than the flip top, but anyway
     
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    i think the ghost switch will void your warrenty, theres a free way to do this and wont void the warrenty. it's known as the straw method.
    heres a link that will show you exactly what to do:
    http://www.geocities.com/scorcci/tutoriais/pstwo_easy_mode.html
    it seems easy but i havnt tried it yet have to get some backups and a swap magic disk. let me know if it works
     
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    sirandyb Regular member

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    oh forgot to mention if the piece of paper doesnt work for holding the disk break you can use a thin piece of tape to hold the break back out of the way.
    ps. the lid cannot be closed when using the straw method but you dont need it to close anyway.
     
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    actually i was talking about the two piece ghost switch, not the three piece with the lid always being open.
     
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    here's another free method although a few people have said this killed there ps2. might also void your warrenty but it is fully removable and the sony people wont know you ever opened your pstwo if you clean it up well enough and wipe all finger prints off the inside of the pstwo. this is not my idea or guide so here it is...

    first of all:
    Credit to fhornmikey at ps2ownz.com



    Tools needed:
    Duct Tape
    Super Glue
    Scissors
    A Q-Tip (or something small to help guide the little pieces of plastic)
    Tweasers (not necessary, but highly reccommended in case you screw up)
    Small section of plastic (anything will work here, it needs to be pretty thin, but you can just use some of the thicker plastic covering from the case of a new PS2 control/remote or some of the thin plastic from the box the super glue came in, etc.)


    Your new PSTwo:
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    2. Remove the six screws from your PSTwo.
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    3. Carefully pry open your PSTwo on the right side (where the three holes are for the vertical stand) and be very gentle.
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    4. Slowly run your fingers around the outside edges of the casing along the areas where the plastic splits to seperate the top section of your PSTwo from the bottom section.

    5. Place the two pieces of your disassemble PSTwo on a nice flat hard surface.
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    6. Looking at the bottom portion of your PSTwo, look just to the left of the DVD/CD rom drive, you should see a small switch sitting slightly lower than it's surroundings, this is the internal switch.
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    7. Cut out a small piece of the thin plastic approximately the size of the switch (it should be a tiny rectangular piece).
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    8. Place the piece of plastic on a flat surface, and take your Q-tip (which has been stripped of the fluffy cotton part) and lick the end of your cue tip to get it wet so that it has some hold.

    9. Take the wet Q-Tip and pick up your small piece of plastic with it, and then carefully wet down the other side with a very small amount of super glue (a little super glue goes a LONG WAY).
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    10. Quickly after you apply the super glue, carefully take your q-tip with the plastic piece, and push it down on the internal switch (you should move from the front to the back so that you push down the switch as you apply the plastic. You should then hold the q-tip there for a minute or so to help insure you get a good seal.
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    11. Now, while the internal switch is drying it's time to address the externally accessible switch. Take a look at the top portion of your PSTwo andlook at the front lefthand corner, you should see a small rectuangular hole, this is where the switch comes through to make contact with the flip top lid.
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    12. Cut out another small piece of plastic just slightly bigger than the first.

    13. Now take a piece of duct tape that is slightly wider and a longer (more long than wide) than your piece of plastic, and place your piece of plastic square in the middle of it.
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    14. Carefully take your piece of duct tape, and place the piece of plastic squarely over the hole, with the duct tape around to seal the piece of plastic on there. Your externally accessible switch should now look like this from inside the disc tray:
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    15. (optional) if you wish to add some extra security to your covering, cut another piece of duct tape and lay it lengthwise across the original (as seen in my photos).

    16. That's it, you're done, now, should you want to make your PSTwo behave like a production model PSTwo, all you have to do is remove the duct tape from the top portion of the disassembled PSTwo (the lid portion).

    17. Carefully put back together your PSTwo and enjoy!

    How to play games on the new PSTwo:

    Games that boot with Swap Magic DVD 2.0:
    1. insert swap magic DVD 2.0 into your PSTwo and close the cover.
    2. turn on your PSTwo.
    3. at the prompt, open up the cover and put in your PS2 import game and close the lid.
    4. hit X and voila, enjoy your game.

    Games that boot with Swap Magic CD 3.2:
    1. Follow DVD instructions but replace the DVD discs with the CD discs.

    The advantages of doing it this way are simple:
    1. the Mod is EASY to remove (all you have to do is remove the duct tape on the inside of the flip top lid (top portion when disassembled) and put it back together, and your PSTwo will behave exactly like a unmodded production model PSTwo.
    2. when swapping, you only have to switch discs and hit buttons on the controller, no messing with any of the actual internal workings of the PSTwo.

    Because this mod is totally removable, I personally consider it to the be the ideal option, simply because being able to easily restore your PSTwo to complete original factory working condition is incredibly handy should you decide to sell it, or return it for any reason (I know I have a 2 year ESA on mine at EB in case I screwed it up.) Also, this mod uses the most easilly accessible materials, with minimal tools required (all of the materials I used can be easily acquired at your local gas station). All in all, I think it's probably the easiest solution for the person in search of a 10 minute mod to make their PSTwo fully backup and import compatible with Swap Magic.

    Feel free to host post this anywhere you want, but please remember to give credit to the original author.
     

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