this is not really a topic, its more of just a story
i bought my ps2 from my friend for $300 (canadian) the week there was the price drop. so that really pissed me off, but i just let it go.
about a month after i had the ps2 i decided to get a magic 3 just so i could expand my games collection. the chip cost me $80.
i got the chip and my friend said he would be able to install it for me, well three weeks later he said he was finished, but it turns out that he broke it in the process of trying to install it. he said he would be able to fix it, so a week later he gave it back and it seemed to work fine.
my friend told me that i need a newer ps2 because it turns out that i had a V1 the first model, so like the first of the first ps2.
so i asked another friend if he switched ps2's with me, he agreed and i got his V4 and he got my V1.
i game the V4 to my friend and he said he would be able to install the mod no problem. well about two weeks later i got a call from my friend that there was a problem with the ps2, he said he would try and fix it. sooooo great i had no ps2 now. BUT IT GOT MUCH WORSE MY FRIENDS! well about a day later i got a call from the friend with whom i had traded the ps2's with, well he said that the ps2 was not working at all, so great, i told him that i would try and fix it. i gave it to the friend who was working on my other ps2 and he said that he would try and get each of them working. well i waited about a month and i asked the friend how things were going with the ps2, he said he was still working on it.
well my other friend was really riding my ass to get it ps2 back (and i dont blame him) and i told him i would buy him a new one, so theres another $300. all right, so after about six weeks of not having a ps2 i got a call from my friend and he said that he was able to get one working but with no mod chip and the other one would need to be scraped. so i now owned one working ps2 and one busted one, and a magic 3 chip that i had paid $80 less then two months earlier. well the one ps2 was working fine for about a month, and i decided to get a magic 3 professionally installed, so i sent of mod chip off to a guy a to get one installed. so that cost me another $150. i got my ps2 back from the modder three days ago, and i unsuccessfully got any of my burned games to work.
well you could imagine at this point i was super pissed about my ps2 and mod chip. all i wanted to do was just play some ps2......well just to top off this shity ride, my ps2 stopped working today after having it back for three days. WOW, so that's another $80 (that i dont have) to get it fixed. so if you add up all the money i have spent to get this damn mod chip working it comes to $610 i have spent just to ATTEMPTED to get a mod chip. all i can say is.............shit