PS2 SCPH-79001 Modchips.

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    So one of my friends is good at soldering, and I figured I'm going to install a modchip into the PS2. That way I don't have to go through all the trouble of ESR or whatever the hell it's called, and Free McBoot. It's probably safer, but chances are, a long the way, I'll get lost.

    Anyways, I have no idea where to buy them. Obviously it's online, but I don't know reliable sites. Preferably a site that accepts credit card (I'm just going to get a pre-loaded credit card in the store today). Also, preferably one that sells the wire/solder and all that stuff would be great as well.

    And in case you're wondering, this is the model:

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  2. MFDC12

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    DX used to sell them for $3.40 but I just looked and they are all gone. eurasia will ship a modbo out for $19 shipped (if theyre shipping rates are still the same), they sell wire. modchipcentral still sells them i believe, and they have a wire and solder kit there.
     
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    So would you recommend the ModBo 4.0 or whatever from Modchipcentral with the soldering kit? (although I'm bummed they don't have the soldering irons)
     
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    price angels do ps2 modchips.
     
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    well to be fair i haven't gotten their kit but ive heard that it works well.

    you can probably find a nice 15 watt iron on ebay, i got mine for 15 including desoldering braids. i got my wire from llamma's shop, but usually any 30 gauge kynar wire will do (though many people recommend 24 awg wire for the ground and 3.3v points).

    i made a blog comparing a modbo to a quarter if you want to see a picture showing a similar size. make sure you practice soldering really good before you install, 79000's have a bit on ic legs. (ive seen these firsthand, because I have a 79000, they are smalllll)
     
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    I wanted to recommend a Matrix Infinity which is in my PS2 slim at the moment but the website I ordered it from is long gone. It doesn't have any wires which means you'll have to purchase a roll separately but I got by with luck and installed it myself after practising soldering on a broken CD player for a week. It ran ever PS2 games I threw at it so if you're willing to consider other modchips, I'd recommend a Matrix Infinity unless someone suggests otherwise.
     
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    Matrix infinity chips haven't been made for a long time, so finding one would be quite hard, for no benefit really. Modbo 4s are clones of them anyway, and work just as well. Everything on the modbo 4 works just as it does on the original matrix infinity.
     
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    Crazy. I just bought the Modbo 4 from dealextreme a couple of weeks ago. Now it's gone!

    Oh well. :<

    Anyone have install diagram for SCPH-79001?
     
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    http://www.shoptemp.com/ModBo_4.0_Unive...PS2_p10509.html


    I got mine from Dealextreme literally right before they took it off... Still waiting in the mail for it.

    I would recommend it from here. Best price, and Modbos are Matrix Infinity Clones anyways.


    I have a FreeMcbooted PS2 Slim, same model (silver though [​IMG]) and it works great. But I hate having to do the PS1 logo startup disc swap trick to play PS1 games.

    WTF apparently the link is censored. Forgot... It's shoptemp though.