I am new to the forums, and would like to say hello to every fellow member.
Here's my situation. I attempted to install a Magic 3 chip and failed , took it out and now the system reports a "DRE" on all discs. I figure that I've probably f*cked the machine . I admit that I hastilly made the installation attempt without proper research. I have 10 games on my HD that I was anxious to get at (incl. GTA VC), too anxious. I dont think/know if the system is totally useless. I'm not a clutz, just a little out of my league with such precision soldering. Maybe I simply havent cleaned up properly or have overlooked a bridge.
A girlfriend bought the system for my B-day, so I feel even worse now less than 2 weeks later that I might have wrecked it. She'd probably laught at me and kiss me on the forehead if she found out, but I'd still fell like an arse.
Anyway, I would like to know if anyone knows where I can have the system analyzed and moded if at all possible, prefferably in the Eastern US. I'm in Ft. LAuderdale, Flordia. If it is useless, then I will buy a new system and would like that one moded. I don't trust buying pre-modded systems. I keep thinking that most are junk with mod-chips that will fail after a few months. But still, if anyone knows a reputable pre-moded seller I would consider that option as well.
I refuse to touch the system anymore, lest I really render it useless if it isn't already.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
Version 7 NTSC system.
Magic 3 chip. (seller claims not a clone)
I purchased th chip from these guys .