I just had an idea... I don't have any connections with any manufacturers or entrepreneurs, so i thought I'd just throw it out there to see what people thought.
Anyways, seeing as how so many PS2 mod chips are soldered to the same points, and so many of them are similarly shaped wafers/ICs....
Why not design/make an easily-swappable interface for these chips? I am NOT talking about a no-solder mod. Here is how it might work:
-You solder all the wires to the PS2 mobo like normal
-Instead of running the wires to a chip placed on the mobo, you run them to
a connector slot. Since most chips have ~20 wires, something akin to a SVGA connector might function. Perhaps using 3 RJ-45 slots would make it more modular
-The actual chip is soldered to a connector(s) fitting the slot. You could enclose the chip in some sort of contaier if you wish, or even put the slot it fits into on the back by the expansion bay and throw the chip inside it.
This would make it easier to switch back and forth between chips. Only moderately convenient for most people, but probably helpful for folks who test a lot of chips. Like installers.
I don't know. Just brainstorming.