Recommend me modchips please

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by CCNaru, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. CCNaru
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    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

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    If it's illegal to ask please delete

    Need to buy a modchip, can someone recommend me a place to buy them? i've been looking into modbo 4.0s, does that work ok? since it's a dying down console i don't really want to invest that much into it, and $20 price tag is too tempting.

    it'd be great if it was easy to solder

    i have a slim ps2, i think scph-70012 is the model #.

    also, if you bought the game but returned/sold it to gamestop, then is it become illegal then to keep a backup? just wondering.
     
  2. dewback

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    best and easy way to mod a ps2 even the slim is with a soft mod to the mem card. Look for free mc boot. You can run back ups via a esr patch that fools it in thinking the disk is a movie dvd and no need to swap
     
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    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

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    oops

    i already have mine softmodded, and i want a modchip...it's annoying to repatch/burn all my games again. also no swapmagic, i already have one.
     
  4. Armadillo

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    Modbo 4 will be fine if you don't want to spend much. It's just a clone of the matrix infinity so it functions the same as that. As for soldering , it's around 20 wires on quite small points , so not that easy , but you aint going to avoid that with ps2 mods. They are all very similar.
     
  5. CCNaru
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    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

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    it's been 10 years or so since ive soldered anything, but im good with hands so i think i can do it by myself

    is linker4u an ok site to buy anything from? if not, any other sites to recommend?
     
  6. Joe88

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    there is also solderless chips from the DMS team
    DMS4 E.Z.I. S.E.
     
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    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The solderless dms is crap. The clips are cheap and nasty. Search , there are numerous dead ps2's from the clips shorting stuff.
     
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    the one's ive seen who had problems are the people who tried to remove it and put it on another system or a person who didnt put it on correctly

    your choice though, they all work the same
    though I would just softmod it XD
     
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    EZI DMS chips are great as i have fitted like 8 of them in ps2`s and non have failed me. People rush into the job not thinking on what they are doing and this is how you get messed up ps2`s
     
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    ok, thanks, but those are too expensive...i don't mind soldering, it's not the hardest thing to do in the world...

    also can someone recommend me some reliable sites to get them from? pm it if it's against the rules please
     
  11. Pizzaroo

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    Well you can buy a memor32 memory card and put the custom firmware on it, making it a portable modchip without soldering and you can put it on different PS2s. It'll put you back $60 though.

    http://www.realhotstuff.com/memor32-p-273.html
     
  12. CCNaru
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    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

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    /facepalm

    already have fmcb loaded, looking for a modchip place that sells chips that i can actually solder in, sir.

    i don't want to go through repatching everything...