Mod a PlayStation 2 Slimline for FREE! NO CHIPS!




Introduction: Mod a PlayStation 2 Slimline for FREE! NO CHIPS!

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.



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    143 Discussions


    8 months ago

    Is this what the end result should look like? I remember doing this a couple of years ago but the paper was not sticking out like that, in fact it was not visible at all so I forgot I had even done it and when I opened it today the paper fell out and I remembered.


    Hi. I just bought a ps2 slim and a ps2 fat (2nd-hand obviously). However, the seller did not give me any disc to play with. Do I really need to have a working disc before I can play burnt games? Or is there a work-around for my case? I don't seem to know any place to buy PS2 games since PS2's pretty outdated now :/


    2 years ago

    Hey my ps2 not playing some games but itz copy cds help me!!!


    2 years ago

    Can swap magic boot ulaunchelf and how to do that

    Wflash00, can i play without cd,i mean can i play with pendrive or something.

    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?

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    Yes there is an alternative to that god forsaken waste of money swap magic. I mean it was handy the first time but everyone found ways around paying $20 for a DVD that you only use once. There are many games out there that have files on them in .elf format, and they are pretty much like .exe's except for ps2. The most famous is 007 Agent Under Fire. By replacing the .elf on the DVD with a program called CogSwap, you can install a softmod called FreeMcBoot. Then from there, you can also use CogSwap to play backed up PS2 games. I did that with sooooooo many PS2 games and it works great. There were a fre problems I had but only due to scratches and burn errors

    Not quite. 2 different things to do instead; use a swap card, or buy a flip top case to replace the original case

    You can, but if you wanted to take it off at one point, you wouldn't be able to with the superglue

    i have copies of ps2 games and im wondering whether this modchipping can help me play the games

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    Three things: 1. I know you posted this 5 years ago, and if you didn't get the answer you were looking for in 5 years time, sit tight. 2. You don't need a modchip to play those, and I wouldn't recommend getting one anyway. 3. Have you heard of FreeMcBoot? If you install FreeMcBoot using a few rare obscure games due to high demand due to the discovery of the FreeMcBoot mod, you can install a program called CogSwap. That program lets you play backed up PS2 games (not PS1 games in my experiences) because it takes the Identification credentials from a real PS2 game and uses it for those games so they can run correctly. Hope I helped if you didnt find out already.

    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.

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    Know this is an old comment, but it triggers the sensor that activates the DVD drive when the lid is closed. It lets the CD/DVD in the drive spin while the lid is open

    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.

    This can run games off cd' and dvd's right?

    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?

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