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    PS2 for import games !

    Ok, i want a PS2, and i want to be able play import games on it, at the moment i can see that these are my options :-

    1. buy an import USA/Jap PS2
    2. buy a pre-chipped UK PS2
    3. buy a standard UK PS2 and chip it myself
    4. buy s standard UK PS2 and use 'swap discs'

    now, the cheaper the better, but i would like it to work i'm quite happy to get a 2nd hand PS2 if that's an option, and i'm not too keen to get the soldering iron out unless necessary.

    i've seen these :- http://www.wholesalemods.co.uk/ps2mod.php#

    would a flip top lid and swap magic 2 disc combo coupled with a 2nd hand PS2 do the business or are there any better alternatives?

    any input you might have would be greatly appreciated as i have very little background knowledge in the area!

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    all sub-£30 chips require an Action Replay & some degree of swapping - and the £30 chips are SO hard to install you wouldn't believe. If you want a chipped machine, get it done professionally, and make sure it's a decent chip (i.e. Magic3)

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    thanks directhex,

    it appears as though you can buy a magic3 chip for £12 from that site, but i wouldn't look forward to soldering onto those pins :s

    any ideas as to where a good cheap pre-chipped ps2 can be bought?

    if it's very much cheaper, i don't mind using a swap disc too much as long as it actually works, any ideas as to whether the product i mentioed above will do the business? or ar there better alternatives to it?

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    Look for this chip:


    www.dms3.com


    Infact im just about to try and install mine today!

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    good luck, i looked at the manual on that site and i'm not sure i'd trust myself with the soldering iron on that job, let me know how it goes!

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    Yeah i know what you mean. Should have drink before hand to steady myself

    As a matter of fact ive got a spare one (with all wires that youll need etc) as i bought 2, 1 for a mate and he doesnt want it now.


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    dont get no cheap crap will only cause problems. i have a messiah and it rox

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