Lali ho! I recently remembered that there's a perfectly functioning PS2 Slim buried underneath my Xbox 360 and with me having no money to furnish it with new games right now, I'm interested in hacking it. However, there's a catch or two. Firstly, I'm incredibly dumb when it comes to technology. I have a habit of breaking things during simple tasks. Example, I rewired the plug on the extension cable at work and the damn thing nearly set the tills on fire. Secondly, I can only burn DVDs through my dad's laptop which I have extremely limited access to. My netbook obviously has no DVD drive. So what I want to know is as follows. 1) Can a Slim model be easily hacked without having to take the damn thing apart? It says model number 700 something or other on the back if that helps, the black slim model. 2) Can games be played from a USB stick instead of disks? 3) Is there any noteworthy danger associated with hacking a PS2? 4) How large do the game files go 'cause if my memory stick won't be big enough to accomodate them it's not worth doing until I've replaced it. 5) Do I require any additional stuff like a special chip or something? 6) Would it be capable of playing hacked PS1 games as well as PS2 games if successful? My PSP's a bit hit and miss with PS1 emulation. Sorry to sound like an utter newb but...I am an utter newb. Seriously, the only other things I've ever hacked were my DS Lite (a simple case of 'plug this in and play whatever you want') and my PSP 1K which was also alarmingly easy to sort out. I've never hacked a console before. Please, spare a moment to help a poor newb.