If you are thinking about soldering your own mod chip in with little experience in soldering. DONT DO IT!!! I tried and i have a pretty steady hand and some experience. in two spots my hand slipped and i spread a line of solder over 8 pins on the side of one of the chips. A PAIN to fix. Then i accidentaly bridged a solder point, when i tugged on the wire after i fixed it to see if it would hold, i ripped the pin off. im pissed. there is like no way in hell for me to fix that. It wont turn on now and im giving it to my friends dad to work on (he works on cell phones). By the way. I bought a xbox. they r better.