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SLim PS2 MI Chip problems?
SLim PS2 MI Chip problems? –
For a long time, I know, the PS2 is old, but my sister really wanted one, as well as for the sole purpose of playing a classic PS1 game, why not get a PS2?
I picked up a second hand PSTwo (SCPH-7002 PAL - I think), and as I booted up the free PS2 game that came with it (NFS) I noticed under the PS2 logo it said 'Infinity 1.39'.
I thought, hey, cool. I wouldn't have to go out and pay someone $100 (money I don't have now btw..) to chip it for me.
I don't even know how to solder, and every single solution on these forums leads to that so...be aware of my noobiness. I don't even know how to take my PS2 apart, honestly, besides, if I screw it up then I won't be able to get a refund (which I'm considering doing and I'll pick up an unchipped new PS2).
I tried burning backup images to discs, a free 'test' PS2 game just for the heck of it, none worked. I tried some old PS1 NTSC games that were about 6 years old (DDR and Tekken), both showed up as Music CDs, which is absolute BS and makes no sense?
None of the PS1 or PS2 backups I've tried work, I get the red screen (please insert ps1 or ps2 format disk) or a black screen and I'm forced to restart the console (no problem playing DVD movies though).
I tried updating the firmware, but all I get is a black screen if I try from standby, or the red screen if I go to the browser first and then insert it. I'm sure I burned them properly. I tried 2 CD-RW discs and then I wasted an entire DVD disc, same for all of them.
Before the rare game my sister wanted - of which I payed a small fortune for -, should I just go and get a unchipped PS2 and stop wasting my time fiddling with this junk?