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Sensor Block (Straw Method) - Easier Version!
Sensor Block (Straw Method) - Easier Version! –
I was doing some fiddling around with the straw method and discovered that what is commonly explained as the place to put the straw isn't the best place!
Instead of pushing the straw between the metal and the hinge (just to the right of the hinge), shove it in the little gap to the LEFT of the hinge.
It's an even thinner gap than where the metal bit is, so make sure you don't have a straw with a thick plastic (like those ones you might get with slushies), and you'll definitely have to slice the thing in half for this one (flattening it is highly unlikely to work). Once you manage to get the end of the straw in, push in firmly and chances are you'll hit the sensor within a minute! Even better, it should stay FIRMLY against the sensor - it won't just pop suddenly out of place.
Once you've managed this, then go right ahead with your preferred method of installing Free McBoot and you're set to run your homebrew! All done.
... And yes, after figuring this out and trying it a few times, I honestly DO believe this is a lot easier than even opening the PS2 up.