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Slide tool broke, flip-tops good or bad? Please help ASAP!

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by v8z, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. v8z

    v8z Member

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    First off, I am holding off soldering in a chip as long as possible...

    I have Swap Magic and a slide tool, which arrived in the mail last nite. The end of the slide tool broke off and disappeared into my machine. In disgust, I took a pin and a lighter and burned two holes into the tray and threaded some string, in an attempt to slide the tray out that way.

    The tray is hard as hell to pull out! Do later versions of PS2s have locks on the sliding mechanism???

    Am now thinking of getting a flip-top cover. Are they reliable?

    Thanks in advance,
    Owen
     
  2. v8z

    v8z Member

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    My machine:
    SCPH-50001
    DATE CODE: 4C
    EXPANSION BAY HAS SCREW
    8 SCREWS ON BOTTOM SIDE
     
  3. notmyname

    notmyname Regular member

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    Fliptops are EASY to install, and generally idiot-proof. By nature, manually sliding the tray open and closed is a pain in the a$$ all the time.

    There is only one lock that keeps the drive closed, when it is in the closed position only.
     
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    Sweet, ordered one last nite. Forcing the tray in and out didn't seem to be a healthy thing for the drive.

    Owen
     
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    notmyname Regular member

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    Yea. Cool thing is, with the fliptop, you will NEVER have to eject the tray again!
     

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