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How do I dissassemble the PSTwo Slim?
How do I dissassemble the PSTwo Slim? –
I've searched and searched for the last 2 hours, can't find any dissassembly instructions, I really don't want to break anything, can anyone PLEASE point me to a URL or give instructions right here, I'd really apreciate it...
your trying to mod it yourself ? i wouldnt recommend that considering your afraid to take it apart.
First step, you find a pair of balls.
Then you remove the 6 screws on the bottom.
Next you flip it over and pull off the top half of the case.
Lift the power/reset switch out of its place(no need to disconnect ribbon cable)
Remove the 2 screws located near the controller connector.
Once that's done, you gently lift the entire chassis out of the bottom half.
Locate the 4 large screws holding down the laser unit. Remove them.
Lift the laser unit(carefull with the ribbon cables) and unscrew the small screw below the spindel. No need to remove any cables.
Lower the laser unit back in its place and use some tape to hold it in place.
Flip over the unit and remove the 8 screws(I think it's 8) from the bottom shield. Remove the shield to expose the bottom of the mainboard.
Go and find someone experienced to solder your modchip in properly(or try it yourself if you found the balls from step one).
Perform the above steps in reverse to re-assemble your PS2(except the modchip part, don't reverse that step).
Good luck. I am recalling the above instructions from memory, so I hope I didn't leave anything out.
Is there a proper way to pulling off the top half without a crack? I notice that it doesn't come off easy =/.
"Flip over the unit and remove the 8 screws(I think it's 8) from the bottom shield."
it's 4, and by the way there is only 1 screw between the 2 controller ports and that's about it, you got most of it right
looks alot harder to dissasemble a PSTwo, but I am guessing its not a problem really
Solderless Mods and Flip tops are like tampons, every pussy needs one!
I was afraid to take my friends apart for the tape mod (he was the beta tester on the no-mod solution, so I did it for free) but it was suprisingly easy following some instructions on a competetors website (I can't name them, put PS2RULZ oughta be a clue). And yeah, the rear right part does make a "snap sound" but it's part of the top tray half, and not part of the bottom motherboard part. Don't be afraid.
I used scotch tape + tiny screwdriver for the rear switch (screwdriver to force the switch down) and then double sided thick tape for the front switch.