PS2 Modchip Dilemma

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So, I have a PS2 Fat 50004 with a Modchip inside of it.

I'm 99% sure the Modchip inside is a clone of the Matrix Infinity, and it's stuck at a very old version, 1.38. I can access the settings menu, but changing them does nothing because the modchip doesn't save the settings.

The main problem I have is that the console is picky with PS1 backups. I have some burned PS1 games and, when using a certain type of CD, they load after like 4-5 tries. Using another type of CD, they'll never load. The CDs themselves are good because they load fine on my modchipped PS1. I don't think it's the lens either, because PS1 retail games boot fine on first try. PS2 games (either retail or backup) don't have any issues.

So these are my following questions

1) Can I update my Modchip? Searching online, the answer seems to be no, because updating a clone modchip may break it
2) Can I use MechaPwn to enable loading of PS1 Backups? My main concern would be how the modchip interacts with it, if it can cause further problems

Thanks for the help and have a good day!
 

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I have a PS2 Slim 9xxxx that also came with a shitty Matrix clone that wouldn't save settings. I used Mechapwn, I took the care of disabling the modchip by holding start when turning the PS2 on. It will boot with the matrix logo and the word "disabled". Then I installed Mechapwn remembering to disable the chip again whenever I needed to take the power cable off for a hard reset.

My PS2 was never able to load PS1 games with that modchip, and many PS2 backups stopped working correctly after sometime, although legit games worked normally. Using OPL made the modchip pretty useless, and Mechapwn enabled it to read PS1 backups. I'm thinking about taking that modchip out now that it's totally useless.

I believe you will be safe, just remember to disable the modchip by holding start, just in case and be sure check it your model is compatible with Mechapwn.
 

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I have a PS2 Slim 9xxxx that also came with a shitty Matrix clone that wouldn't save settings. I used Mechapwn, I took the care of disabling the modchip by holding start when turning the PS2 on. It will boot with the matrix logo and the word "disabled". Then I installed Mechapwn remembering to disable the chip again whenever I needed to take the power cable off for a hard reset.

My PS2 was never able to load PS1 games with that modchip, and many PS2 backups stopped working correctly after sometime, although legit games worked normally. Using OPL made the modchip pretty useless, and Mechapwn enabled it to read PS1 backups. I'm thinking about taking that modchip out now that it's totally useless.

I believe you will be safe, just remember to disable the modchip by holding start, just in case and be sure check it your model is compatible with Mechapwn.
Thanks for your input!

Tried it and it works flawlessly with my CDs now!
I don't even have to disable the modchip, it just works
 
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