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Mod a PlayStation 2 Slimline for FREE! NO CHIPS!

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In this tutorial, I will teach you how to mod your playstation 2 to play imports and backups. This process will take 5 (-) minutes. You need swap magic discs which you can find online.
 
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Step 1: Disassembling the ps2.

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Turn the playstation upside down and unscrew the screws.
*NOTE* This will void your warranty.

Okay. Now you have it disassembled. . . Do not touch the power ribbon.

Step 2: Modding the hardware

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To mod the inside, take a look at the picture. You will see a small cap like piece in the very top right where the red square is.

Layer 2 or 3 pieces of duct tape around this so the cap is not visible. You can also use scotch or masking tape, but duct is recommended.

Once you taped it up, you can put your playstation 2 back together.

Step 3: Last step of modding

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This is the last step! Woohoo. Once you put your console back together, open the flip top. Look at letter A in this picture. Don't worry about C or B. There is a small hole in letter A, which is where the flip top closes at.

Take a 1-2cm or so of toilet paper or any tissue and roll it up a little ball, and stick it in the little hole. Open and close it a couple times to get it to stick in there.

Boot up your swap discs and start playing backups! I have been doing this method for months.
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dawn988317 days ago

my son did some thing to mod my ps2 but this looks different when u do this is it glitch like the drink straw and tissue method is what he did and the swap disk he puts in but is very loud and hard to get it to work im afraid it will rune my ps2 will this work with out problems

dawn988317 days ago

my son did some thing to mod my ps2 but this looks different when u do this is it glitch like the drink straw and tissue method is what he did and the swap disk he puts in but is very loud and hard to get it to work im afraid it will rune my ps2 will this work with out problems

robmawe915 months ago

I don't see how this would work but

Does any one know if you can do this to the older fat models?

It works with SCPH 77004?
Words of wisdom... NEVER say your SCHP #

Why is that? As far as I know the most you can tell from the scph number is the ps2 version and region.

john henry2 years ago
so how exactly does putting duct tape on a part do anything to mod it?

by this logic i could sprinkle gold dust in it to make it a super computer.
It holds down the sensor that tells the game system it's closed. By taping it down, you manually tell it that it's closed. Then, you tape the toilet paper in to hold the other sensor down (or for a less permanent fix, use a pencil. The way you use backups is through correct timing of when to switch disks.
chinya2 years ago
im gonna give you advice dont modify game system only do it went the system dont work
ddeleon52 years ago
please help me why do we need to mod our ps2?????????????? please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
sjefferys2 years ago
I'm not gonna lie;I am kinda unable to unscrew the cover...just causing the screw to wear out.
sjefferys2 years ago
wow,hope it works because it is really sucks to do this professionally,thanks in advance!
Darbysboy16 years ago
one example: notice that the moving array of blue lites is now just one unmoving one. i mean like WTF man!
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that means your clock isn't set...
anyone know how to fix this i have the samething on mine. one day it worked then i went to go play it the next day and it did this
Set the clock and calender in System Configuration.
BUT Y
jetiang3 years ago
i have copies of ps2 games and im wondering whether this modchipping can help me play the games
aby_b4 years ago
Hello,
I downloaded swap magic and burned them into a dvd.. When i insert it into my ps2 it says please insert a ps2 format disk . Can anybody help ????
it will not work because u will need an original disk to boot i ve also tried
Hey, to use the burned copy of swapmagic like you are trying to do, you would need a modchip. the original swap disc is burned into an official ps2 disc, therefore the un "modchipped" ps2 will think it is an official game. so the answer is no, you need the original, purchased disc.
sft krystal3 years ago
do u need to buy the disc or what i did the steps on here but it say u need format disc what that
brenner213 years ago
Segítséget szertetnék kérni ehhez a Sony Playstiton 2 höz 2003 kiadásu kicsipelési kép kelene!!!!SOS
cody7773 years ago
wish i could do this for my phat
worked well for my sisters slim tho
Thanks so much! I did this a little differently but I needed a guide to cover up the first sensor you covered. Instead I covered up sensors A and B while the ps2 was still apart, I found it much easier way because I could tape sensor B into closed position from the bottom. I did a quick test and sure enough, the disk spun with the door open!
jhselti3 years ago
can you just use a drop of super glue to keep it down
neo-sky3 years ago
can it work with the old ps2?
scaryduck213 years ago
I though its the same model as what i have...

but when i dissasembled my ps2.

It's not the same..

My PS2's model is SCPH-90002

Does someone know how to modify this kind of model?

aby_b3 years ago
Thanks A lot !!!!
db1024 years ago
Why do you need this step if u still need a swap disk after this?
I just put a screw into the hole for the stopper and cardboard into the one for the lid and it plays burnt games if i load with real one first.
I thought this step would allow u to not need a swap disk but it doesn't sound like it
tschuler db1024 years ago
you guys are dumb
i found this out when the first psone came out. of course everyone knows you can do this with ps1 discs in the ps2 as well but here is from my old website http://cjp33.tripod.com/nodoc.doc its a guide to play burned psone games using an original disc and a burned disc. its pretty simple. anyone needs any help gettin this to work hit my email up thedarkotaku@hotmail.com
Bloaty6 years ago
This is the crappiest instructable i have ever seen! It isnt free! It isnt original! It isnt even made by this person!
well what do you have to buy? whats so unoriginal about it? who was it made by?
sorry to reply on a year old comment but you have to buy a swap disc, its unoriginal because he used photos from an after dawn post
Ashinka Bloaty5 years ago
who made it then?
dutchboy124 years ago
I just did the mod but i don't have the swapmagic disc and can't buy one =.= is there any other alternative that works with ps2 slim? or maybe involving downloading swapmagic or something?
ajplmr4 years ago
I found that in order to get this method to work I had to ensure step 2 was completed (not sure that it was necessary), letter A was pressed down AND that a piece of cardboard was taped taped to letter B.
See this video for a better explanation: www.youtube.com/watch
socram88884 years ago
If we need a Swap Disc, this is not free
By Swap disk he means using a mod like this, gbatemp.net/index.php
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