I have a Playstation 2 that is unmodded and after having Vice City get scratched bad enough not to play, I am ready to start making backups and using those instead of my originals. Anyways, I have done research on different mods (software vs. hardware) but cannot figure what is the best way to go. I have a modded XBOX and good web site to get unbiased information on various chips with a comparison chart of the different modchips. from (www.xbox-scene.com). Does anyone know of one for the playstation 2 or any recommendations for modding? Just a couple of notes: 1) I would prefer solderless or one that is easy to solder. I am not mechanically inclined. 2) I have a SCPH-30001 Playstation 2 with the 8 screw layout. I believe this is an older version of PS2. Thanks for any information you can provide.