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.
Step 1: Disassembling the Ps2.
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
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
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.