Modbo 745 Full Review
Autoboots everything I throw into it: PS2 originals backups Psx original and backups. The chip is already flashed with the MI 1.82 firmware (Latest) Has a config menu that does save the settings! If it wasn't for the 2 different chip logos I would say it was the same as the MI.
Heres what I mean:
THE MI SPLASH SCREEN
THE MODBO SPLASH
THE MATRIX CONFIG SCREEN
THE MODBO CONFIG SCREEN
In my opinion this is (and dont rant about clones are bad or clones suck just a review guys) the best clone that you can buy. I was shocked at how much it was like the real MI. All the functions of the real MI work! This chip is also very cheap I sell them for $16 but lower prices in the very near future. Other places have it for around the same price also. The install is not for your noob that has little or no soldering experience. To test this chip I had it put on a V4 board (Didn't have a whole PS2 so I put together with 4 different version spares I had!FRANKENSTEIN PS2!!) which required 20 wires. The g wire is tricky. Very easily you can bridge some legs on the chip. Look http://www.modbo2.com/diagramme/modb...-diagramme.jpg
Get a installer for these chips if u never had any soldering experience.
I give it 2 thumbs up. Next to see if you can kill it with a firmware upgrade or downgrade. Also I want to see if the modbo 520 and 530 can be installed in v 14 15 and 16 (just curious cause old myths can be played in v16s and are said to be limited to v13) Here more pics of my test:
BACKUP COPY OF SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...Picture006.jpg PSX BACKUP SPLASH
SUPER MARIO PLAYING ON "IT MIGHT BE NES" EMU
Interesting review. I just received some 745 today to try out, as the 2.0 and 2.1 Modbos I've had have been a total pain in the arse. When I looked closely at the 745, it struck me how similar it looks to the 2.1, so I had a closer look with my trusty microscope. Well, whadda ya know, it's IDENTICAL to the 2.1, same bloody thing with a different code loaded (a cloned clone you could say). Now this does not mean it's shite, just means there was no hardware changes, so when I take a 2.1 out of a customer's machine (v9-pal) tonight and replace it with the 745, we'll see if it actually works properly this time. I had been thinking of dumping modbos altogether and using crystals for all the budget jobs, but I'm having trouble getting crystals at the moment. Anyway, thought this info might be of interest to somebody, perhaps.:rolleyes:
Trust me this is a lot better than the 2 or 2.1 :)
dont unterstand u guys who say clones dont work i have fitted over 1000 modbo 2.1 with no problems excellent chip real modders fit anything
I found it interesting too,.,. I have fitted couple hundred of the mobo, and non have problems....
The failure rate wasn't that big of a problem with me it was the fact that it had no features on it. No config, no auto psx booting, no logo , nada. Like I said this one I couldn't tell if it was a Mi if it wasn't for the modbo logos on it
Really I'm shocked....
This is not good for real MI.
crap chip imo
i've fitted 1000000000000000000 mi's though and never had a problem
my real names johnny five:shhh:
modbo 2.1 i mean there by the way, this new one looks good:)
Main reason that Mobo come out.,
consider. mainland china and hong kong.. taiwan..
If not ALL .... 99.9999 % of systems are sold with chip already installed.
...... and hong kong alone have sold close to half a million ps2.,....
what would the savings be for the seller., modder using mobo in terms of MI which cost triple the price