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First time installing a modchip, advice needed.
First time installing a modchip, advice needed. –
I am new to mod chip installs, but I am not new to soldering. I am pretty confident in my skills, and I'm confident I can install a mod chip without any trouble.
I've looked around, and noticed there are a lot of different mod chips out there, and other chips to protect the laser etc...
My PS2, should arrive in the next day or 2. It's a silver slimline PS2 (PAL, not a japanese one), so I would like to know which mod chip would work best, and if I would need some other chip to protect the laser?
Thanks for any advice
Depends on your PS2's model number. If it's one of those latest models (SCPH-9xxxx) best option would be modbo 4 or modbo 750 (matrix clones). DMS clones like MarsPro has issues with PS1 backups and DVD DLs and you can't change or save any settings on them.
If you're getting a fat PS2 go with the genuine dms or matrix. You don't need laser fix mods if your ps2 model number is different from scph 50xxxx & scph 70xxxx.
Right, so I only need a laser fix mod, if my PS2 model number is scph 50xxxx or scph 70xxxx? Gotcha. I'll know in the next day or so when it arrives.
Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf
It's not a fat PS2, so I don't think I need to worry about dms or matrix chips. I'm guessing modbo is most likely going to be the best chip for me. I've watched a number of install videos on youtube. While theres a lot of wires involved with PS2 mod chips, it does seem pretty straight forward, as long as you have a steady hand, and some confidence. I hear PS2 mod chips are among the hardest to install of any console. Trust me to jump in the deep end
I'll update with the model number in a day or so. In the mean time, can you recommend anywhere in the UK, that sells the mod chips I will most likely be after?
Ok, so my PS2 is SCPH-70003. So i've went ahead and ordered the Modbo 4.0 and the Neo Fix Plus (can't find subzero fix anywhere)
This should be all I need right?
Yes. BTW your model is compatible with hd combo so you can install a hard disk drive and play your games with HDL or OPL if something happens to your lens.
Well from one point of view I understand you---all you want is to insert DVD--and play, but can you tell me--why you did not choose to install FMCB to memory card, but instead chose ModChip???
I remember myself in 2007 installed Modchip to my ps2 slim SCPH-75001 and it works great, but I feel that Modchip is changed behavior of my console--I mean it gets hot after maybe half an hour or hour.
So , I do use FMCB --and lately I started to consider to remove modchip from my ps2 in order for it to stay cool and live longer life....
Best Regards from PS3 Linux User
I totally understand what you're saying. The reason I chose the modchip, is simply for the challenge. I've never installed a modchip before, and PS2's are so cheap to buy, I figured this would be a good chance to see if I can install something like this.
Originally Posted by SkyNet
I'm not too bothered if it stops working somewhere down the line, as like I said, PS2's are dirt cheap.
If I ever have to buy another PS2, I will try this "FMCB" (I know nothing about it)
Ok, I have my modchip installed, and it works. I also have the Neo Fix xiii installed too, but im having problem loading PS2 games. PS1 Games will load fine, but PS2 games will either take a long time to load, or they will freeze constantly while in game. I have verified that my backups are burnt properly, as the PCSX2 emulator will play them fine.
The laser on my PS2 seems to be burning a ring into my discs.
Can anyone tell me the correct way to install the Neo Fix, the only guide available is horribly translated, and hard to understand. I dont know which of the 4 "J" points to connect, or if I should connect all 4 at once, or weather to use 6, or 8 diodes. Its extremely confusing.
Should I wait for my Neo Fix Plus to arrive and use that instead?
If someone experienced can help me out, that would be fantastic.
Ok, it seems I may have killed my laser. I think I adjusted the potentiometer for DVD's a little too much and now my PS2 wont read PS2 backups at all. The disk spins for half a second, the laser moves up and then back down, it repeats this about 5 times, then the disk just spins slowly, laser not doing anything at all.
when I first adjusted the potentiometer for DVD's I did manage to get PS2 games to play much better, albiet with a tiny bit of stutter in music etc, but I think I adjusted it too far, as it wont read them at all now, no matter where I set the potentiometer.
Looks like ill be ordering a new laser.
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