Hopefully someone can answer my question.
I have a ps2 (crazy, huh?) version 5/6, the network adapter, and I made one of those swap keys (to move the white pin). I can burn CDs and DVDs.
Now is there a way for me to get homebrew and my (legal) backed-up games on to play on it, without buying anything?
I've been reading around, and I think the answer is no. In which case, any recommendations on a mod? (open to almost any method... soldering makes me nervous though, but I consider myself able to learn) As always, the cheaper the better.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
No. You won't be able to boot any app or backup game without buying something. Either a modchip, or Swap Magic discs.
But since you say you're nervous of soldering, then go for Swap Magic.