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Is it hard to install a mod chip?????
Is it hard to install a mod chip????? –
Sorry if this sounds dumb but i am planning on installing a chip in my ps2 v7 and i thought it would'nt be easy but i could do it anyway after i got some practice on old radios or something like that.
but i see alot of people looking for installers in their area and was concerned about how hard it would be.
any help would be meet with thanks.
My opinion is you shouldnt try it. Thats going by the info here and assuming your wanting a Messiah 2 or a Magic 3. Id recommend the Messiah 2. Let the pros do it.
Didnt mean to piss ya off. The way to look at it is, do you just want your PS2 modded to play games? Or do you want to do this as an accompishment or start your own business down the line or something like that? If you just want it modded, it would be quicker,possibly cheaper,[depends], and pain free of all the trouble you may have to just have somebody do it. I think you knew your answer before you posted. As to your question. Are the great modchips hard to install for newbies, hell yes there hard.
Last edited by freeride; 11-23-2002 at 05:22 PM.
why do you say that? i may sound stubburn but i feel that i'm a pretty capable person.
i need more then just don't try it, why shouldn't i try it?
if you try it take lots of time and breaks.
If you want to try it and help your friends do it, then you should try. But if your machine is the only machine you wanna mod, then let the pros do it.. It's not worth the risk and time.
Let me try to put things in perspective...
You could probably be an insurance agent and start your own insurance company too. Just consider the small one-time fee you pay someone like LOD, who has done literally 100s of them, as a cheap insurance policy.
Would you rather be playing games on your machine in a few days or pulling your hair out and posting desperate messages here for help, trying to figure out where you went wrong?
I'm damn handy with a hot iron too, but I know my limitations, especially soldering to surface mount chip legs, and had LOD do mine (and all my friends.) He's a seasoned expert with the abilities to overcome most any problem that might arise and correct it quickly.
To me, it was a damn small price to pay, which sadly, many folks who pass though and post here and thought the same way you do, wish they had done in retrospect...
By all means, have at it. After all, it is your $200 game console...
I must add that if you do it really carefully, it's not likely that you will screw up your board(if it is screwed, it'd still be fixable) I can tell you that the first time I did mine took 3 nights just because of following instructions and refering to the web in places I was unsure about.
If you don't have the tools, buying the tools is
$10 soldering iron, $2 flux, $2 solder, $2 desoldering braids, $10 magnify glass, $10 wires. All together, it's already more than half the way to get the pros doing it..
If you've never soldered much of anything before, the PS2 is not something you want to start out on. I personally think installing something like a Magic 2 is medium to hard (depending on the version of board) wouldn't trust myself to install one in some one else's machine. I used to do PSX mods all the time, but wouldn't trust myself to do anyone else's PS2 mod....unless maybe they wanted me to do a Neokey or something..
Now, having said that....if you're good with an iron, have patience, and have already looked at the size of a PS2 board (they're a LOT smaller than the online pictures make them look) and feel like you can do it, by all means...have at it!
Ok here is the thread killer, or it seems to have been anytime I posted on another thread...
What about the Chip Clip for Messiah 2 that would make the install pretty much as easy as the old 12c508's right? it takes care of that surface mount chip. when will this thing be developed?
hopefully some one will atleast give me a piss off reply
Piss off! –
Seriously, though, I've heard nothing but bad stuff about those clips. They sound like a great idea, but everyone I know who has one (all two of them) say that they should have just used normal wire. There are problems with making them fit and all. Maybe the new ones are better, though, I don't really know.