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I realize this is in the wrong board but... (fliptop)
I realize this is in the wrong board but... (fliptop) –
The swap board isn't very active so I figure I will just pose some questions and then be out of your way. Here are my questions..
1. I have a V5/6 PS2 so the only options available to me are swap magic w/ slide card/fliptop or mod chip. I read from other posts on the forum that slide card can basically destroy your PS2 so I was wondering if the fliptop had any problems?
2. I think a no-swap modchip would probably be best but I don't know how to solder nor do I want to try it so that's out of the question, a no-soldering modchip I believe, will still require swap magic so I might as well get the fliptop as it is the best solution for inexperienced people like me right? (1 and 2 are basically the same questions)
3. How fragile is the PS2 when the case is open? I've only worked a tiny bit with the insides of a computer (namely, replacing a video card, taking out and putting back in the PSU, basically fidgeting with it a small bit) and I think I was slightly rough with it. Is a PS2 basically as fragile (or durable) as a computer? If so, I don't think I'll have too much trouble with it, I'm just afraid I may break something when I'm replacing the case.
4. Lastly, what website should I go to purchase the fliptop + swap magic? I want something that is cheap (maybe they offer flip top and swap magic as a combo for cheaper?) and probably a site that is reliable (as I've only ordered online once, I'm still very new to all this). I live in Canada so I guess the best choice would be an American or Canadian company, but modchip.ca seems to be down, and last I checked, their prices were a bit high.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you can help me answer some of these questions.
fliptop works good enough but find out what it would cost you to have a modchip installed. fliptop+swapmagic can end up costing you the same (atleast thats true where I live).
the ps2 isn't THAT frigile but you should always be very careful when dissembling it. Watch out for the ribbon cable! (cable which connects the reset/eject buttons to the mobo, very frigile)
Hmm.. I would like to get a modchip installed but the only local place that does it (Pacific Mall) charges double the cost of the fliptop + swap magic, as well as I heard people saying that they put in clone mod chips.
Anyways.. is there a specific website I should refer to when putting it together? For the one I'm looking at, it says not to "pinch" the reset/eject ribbon, and the picture doesn't really seem to clarify how I should deal with the reset/eject ribbon.