Hi, I know this is probably an annoying n00b question, but I have to ask somewhere. I am actually a modder for the wii, but that is really the only system I have ever bothered with. I have always wanted to mod my PS2, but it is really old and in bad shape, so I don't have much faith in the laser (I actually took it to Iraq with me and it is still full of dirt 5 years later). Anyway, I just bought a slim PS2 off of ebay so I can mod that instead. I of course do not know what version it is yet or anything, but I assumed the slim ones should all have decent lasers. I do see now that the version 12 needs some laser fix, I'll cross my fingers I don't have that and worry about it later if I do. But for now I need a mod chip, but I have NO idea what to get. All I really care about are backup games, so I don't need anything fancy, and I have no concern soldering anything out there, so I don't need anything special in that department either. Basically, I just want something cheap that can play backups, and it needs to work on slim models. I have heard great things about the crystal chips, but it seems like it has a bunch of stuff that I won't use. I suppose it's possible that I may get into it when I mess with the chip some, but right now it seems like $45 is a bit unnecessary for a mod chip. I am used to the wiis drive chips which are basically all the same and have no special features, so this is all really confusing to me. Sorry if this is one of those things that gets asked a million time, because I am sure it is. But everyone is looking for something different in a mod, and I just want to make sure I get the right thing for me. Any help anyone can give would very much be appreciated. Thanks a lot!!