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    How easy is it to add a mod chip to your ps2? And how much will it cost?

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    depends on what version your ps2 is. the older version, the bigger one, is slightly easier to chip because the solder points are slightly more spread apart. that said, u still have to be pretty good w/ a soldering iron to chip 20-30 tiny wire connectors. the chips run from $10 to prob more than $50.

    if u have the newer slim ps2, and u have had no previous experience, there's a very large chance you'll fuck up. smaller circuit board, smaller area, much harder to solder.

    i'd highly recommend u pay a professional to do it. check ps2scene forums for many professionals, including feedback on stores like xmodds.com and other sites that sell the chip and will install into your ps2.

    i got mine done @ xmodds.com for around $80. had it for over 6 months now.

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    I agree completely, I've been doing alot of research into it myself and it seems like a pretty difficult procedure.

    That being said though, I think I'm still going to try it. I've got a v1 or v2 mobo in mine so it should be a little easier, however I bought a dead motherboard off of one of the professional modders on ps2-scene so that I may practice soldering before I attempt it. I really don't want to render my PS2 a paper weight.

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    I got the older version

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    Also i'm in the UK

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    yeah, when i tried to install it myself i literally had little expreience myself. I ended up fucking up one of the pins on the ps2 motherboard. That's when i decided to have a pro do it and replace the motherboard for me. Also when you install a modchip be sure you replace the ps2 laser with a 400c

    go to http://www.ps2-scene.org/forums/index.php? and see if you can find a member named NTMH, he's trustworthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1 View Post
    yeah, when i tried to install it myself i literally had little expreience myself. I ended up fucking up one of the pins on the ps2 motherboard. That's when i decided to have a pro do it and replace the motherboard for me. Also when you install a modchip be sure you replace the ps2 laser with a 400c

    go to http://www.ps2-scene.org/forums/index.php? and see if you can find a member named NTMH, he's trustworthy.
    Yeah I've been looking at some of the installs NTMH has done, impressively professional!

    Check this one out:


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    But hes in the US right?

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    yeah he's located around chicago, IL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1 View Post
    yeah he's located around chicago, IL.
    yes, netmech does some pretty dec work. i lived in chicago up till 2 months ago, and i felt stupid for getting mine modded by xmodds when there's at least 3-4 pro modders in the area who could do it for less. oh well

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