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Best place to get a ps2 (Aus)
Best place to get a ps2 (Aus) –
Not sure if this is the right place to post, but was looking at getting me a PS2 to catch up on some old games. Will need to get it softmodded - any ideas on where the best place is to get one?
EBGames currently has preowned fat ps2 consoles for $95aud which is pretty cheap, hwever, I'm not too sure about getting second hand, first model, previous generation consoles.
go with the fat model ps2 and get a network adapter with it. This is the way to go
Swapmagic disc or any other cheat device disc is always handy in softmodding your console by your self. but there is alot of free volunteers to install it for you if you don't want to waste that little bit of more money.
first buy your self the console and then think about the rest
Do I need to worry about the fact that I'm getting a second hand console which is at least oh, 6 or 7 years old? I'm not to keen about having it die on me a week or so later
Is there a lifespan of the ps2s?
well I don't know actually.
Originally Posted by fnwtmp
As the most problematic thing on the ps2 that dies alot is the laser , everything else works top notch. and if you get the fat models get the network adapter with it, then you don't need the dvd drive. just connect an EIDE Harddisk to the network adapter, softmod your system and boom play games through your HD, with amazingly very quick loading speeds.
Yep, HDLoader is a great application. If you want to get a PS2 with a good laser then you should get a 3000x R model or 3900x model (indicated on the sticker on the back of the console) since these two are the most likely to have the excellent KHS-400C laser, with a long lifespan. With the R model PS2s it's sort of a lottery (a large percentage of these systems have the inferior R type laser, which tends to wear out quickly), while the 3900x almost always has the KHS-400C. Occasionally the 3900x will also have an R type laser but these are a smaller percentage than those with KHS-400C lasers. So if you have the choice, get a 3900x system, and if that's not possible then get a 3000x R model. The other models are to be avoided if you want to use the laser, 3000x (with no R) are the first-generation (outside of Japan, that is) models which have older KHS-400B type lasers, which although actually somewhat superior to R lasers, still have a high failure rate. The 5000x systems are almost exclusively R type lasers (very few have C type lasers) so should be avoided for general disk use.