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Getting ready to mod my PStwo
Getting ready to mod my PStwo –
I posted this same thread at ******.*** but I'm trying to get as much info as I can so I'm posting here as well.
Ok I bought a PStwo a little while back and I'm already tired of buying games so I'm ready to crack this thing open and chip it.
As soon as my paycheck gets deposited into my account I'm going to order the Matrix Infinity Green Dot. Here are a couple of links of stores I have in mind.
If you guys have any other stores in mind or a chip that you guys think would be better be my guest to speak up.
Now on to the questions.
I have a SCPH-79001 PStwo. From what I've gathered online this is a v16 PStwo right?
What kind of screwdriver do I need to open this thing up, and do I need to get one of those dvd lids? I've got plenty of solder, wire and a 15 watt iron from the time I modded my Wii so all of that is taken care of. I just need to know what else I need to get.
Are there any decent take apart tutorials online with pictures? The PStwo is really tiny and looking at the install diagrams for the Matrix Infinity looks really complicated so it would be nice to see what I need to do to make the tearing down and building back up much easier for me.
Also, Where do I actually set the chip down on the motherboard. With the Saturn and Wii modchips there were always pictures on where to place the chip on the console before wiring but for the Matrix Infinity I can't find anything.
I feel ok about my soldering skills. I've modded my Wii and my Saturn so I think I ready to take this project on.
Thanks to anyone that can help and sorry if this topic has been done to death.
Last edited by Bootlegninja; 06-18-2008 at 10:06 PM.
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I would not go with the Matrix Infinity, I'd go with the Crystal Chip but that's just me.
Here's the link to the disassembly page at the CC Wiki:
Follow that to take it apart and you'll be fine. As far as placing the modchip, on the slim many people prefer to glue it down near the controller ports. If you look at the install guide for the crystal chip you'll see what I mean. It can really go anywhere on the back of the board that will give you enough room to make your connections.
Now, about the soldering...
The PS2 mod is leagues apart from the Saturn and the Wii mod. The BIOS pads are extremely small and the CD/DVD vias are even worse as you will probably have to remove their lacquer. Once you open the PS2 if you are still up for the challenge then just remember to take your time and make the connections the best you can.
Thanks for the help man. I opened up the pstwo and I almost threw up. It is so flipping tiny in there. I guess I need to go out and buy a hot glue gun now.
Thanks again for the help and info.
I finally got my modchip in on Tuesday and it took me along time to put that thing in. Soldering onto the IC legs almost drove me to madness. When all the wires were soldered I put everything back together, plugged it up, turned it on....BLACK SCREEN.
I opened it back up to check all my points they seemed ok but I have no idea. I took off the chip to see if I fried my PStwo and it still boots up. I'm way over my head here. Maybe its time to let the professionals take over.
black screen = bios legs/pads bridged. get multimeter and check with continuity mode for bridges. clean with desolder wick.