I want to buy a Playstation 2. But there are some things that keep me thinking whether to buy it or not. I saw the new PSTwo (Slim) and since it's difficult to find the original PS2 I asked if there was a modchip for it but I was advised not to get one because there are lots of chances to damage my console. (The chip gets overheated cause all the information of the disc goes through it and when it gets burned it destroys the area of the PSTwo (Slim) that it's attached to.) Then I was told about Swap Magic and I realy got confused with what I read. First of all, is there a way to use Swap Magic without opening your PSTwo (Slim)? I saw a manual about how to apply a small mod on the PSTwo (Slim) and you are supposed to remove the bottom cover. Even if you get the warranty sticker off with a hairdryer you 'll be voiding it cause the glue on the screws will be removed. (There is some glue or other material on the screws witch get removed if you in remove the screws to let the Sony Sercive know if the console was opened.) I saw some tools, that fool the sensor, which apply under the lid of the PSTwo (Slim) and this doesn't seem to void the warranty. Anyway I would like to know if these tools work and if there is any other way to play backup that does not void the warranty. I do not intend to open my console and try anything even after the warranty expires cause I would like to have the Sony service available if some problem occurs. I also read that there are some heat issues with the PSTwo (Slim) because it has no fans to cool the system. Some people say that they have no problems with long hour use and others say that the chances to damage your console with Swap Magic are the same with installing a modchip. This is because the slim version of PS2 does not have a circuit for voltage balance of the laser lens and since the laser quality is poor, a bad burned backup could damage the laser. But is this true? One last thing I want to know is if the PS2 firmware checks if a disc is original (so that it knows whether it should boot it or not) through the informtion table of a disc (Layer Material, Disc Type ect.). If this isn't true then I could burn a downloaded iso of Swap Magic without haning to buy it and be able to boot the games with it. Any other information like what kind of media (DVD+r,DVD-R, Manifacturer ect.) should the games be burned on is appreciated. (Sorry for my English!) Thanks for reading and replying!