1. Hydromancer

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    Is there any safe way of modding a ps2 without actually opening it up or soldering anything? I would be grateful if anyone could help. thx
     
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    Are you talking about the new slimline model or the original model?
     
  3. Joe88

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    if the original model then the cogswap method or hd loader
    you just have to remove the cd tray cover on the ps2 drive
     
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    i have a old version
     
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    Which requires opening the PS2 up.
     
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    Well, it's more like unscrewing the backplate - no harder than changing batteries in kids toys. I did the soft mod for my PS2 (original version) - pretty easy. The hardest thing is finding all the things you need: official network adapter, action replay with the USB flash drive. The other parts are easy to obtain: PS1 disk, ATA drive. Having my games on a hard drive is awesome though. Just google up "ps2 softmod" and you're good to go. If you can find an Action Replay I'd imagine that the memor32 would work too.
     
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    isnt there a memory card that act identical to a mod chip, no opening reaquired?
     
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    so plug this in and bam, modded ps2 right?
     
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    that is correct.
    you need to update the firmware via usb. then plug in and Bam
     
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    offical firmware or do I need to get an alt firmware?
     
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    Did you look at the links? one is for the mem card, and the other is for the non-official firmware. If it was able to play backups out of the box, i doubt it would be aloud to be sold.
     
  13. Joe88

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    no you dont

    one some ps2's (the older ones) you just needed to take off a screw from under the tray when the tray was ejected
    the new big ps2's you can just pull it off (like I did)

    I did not have to open it at all
     
  14. jordanlp

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    WHOA... you can mod a PS2? THAT ROCKS. might do that to mine
     
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    Once you take off the top cover of a PS2, you have opened it.
     
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    try modchipman for some modchips
     
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    What about the boot disk option?
     
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    Not sure I read that correctly...buy one of these memory cards, plug it into the PS2, and your PS2 can play back-ups? If so, will it work on the later model PS2s (American slim version)?

    Thanks
     
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