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trodas August 6, 2008 02:08 PM

How to kill PS2?
First you get a some nice mod chip, I got a Modbo 760 one. Then you take your poor PS2 and disassembly it. If you did not want to write it off right away, then you take a look into this guide - in fact it was very simple, however from the second time on - http://www.rpghry.cz/dds/nastenka.htm#ps2
Now using the included both sided sticker attach the Modbo chip on the bottom side of PS2 PCB that way, so it's little contact match perfectly against where they connect the pins GND, M, N, O, P, R, V, U, T, Q - simply this way:



And now use your soldering iron to make a connection there, as shown. I used my trusty old transformer soldering iron, as I need to heat-up the PCB a lot to make these contacts possible:


It is not easy, but if you have a small slim soldering point, lot's of resin and just the good amount of tin on your soldering iron tip - it will work. Then check the connections with DMM, if they did not just look as conductive, but if they really are. Pin W you have to connect by wire and differently a bit. In the guide for Modbo 760 chip there: http://www.picsystems.net/diagrams_p...760_v12_13.jpg (backup link here: ImageShack - Hosting :: modbo760v1213of0.jpg ) is mitake. You cannot get the pin W connected bellow the small white Modbo PCB board, so you have to use different connection that suggested. (in theory you can, but then the height of the soldering and wire will prevent connecting of the other pins) This way:


Then only a "fun moments" awaits you with soldering connections like the B, G H and I connections:


To show how small they are, I add a ruler there. In Centimeters, the small ares are millimeters...


Good luck!
Another mistake in the guide is, that instead of pin S it shown pin SX (!) - so just connect the pin S on Modbo 760 (new revision?) to the SX connection in the picture shown. Things work that way. Another problem is, that where to connect the pin Z is completely unknown to me ATM. Luckily this one is optional, so, it is not need to be connected at all. You just missing the features called "AR Max" and "Gameshark"... I have no idea what they even mean, so...

So then, if everything works as it should, you get only more fun now :punk:
Details, as the PS2 sold for Region 2 (Europe) can now play Region 1 DVD's such as only in USA sold Redux edition of Apocalypse Now:


...is perhaps not even worth mentioning. I tested the classis R2 (Europe), R1 (USA) and R4 (Australia) DVD's and everything worked w/o a problem.

At the start, there is a slight change in the PS2 logo:


And when powering PS2 off, there is this:


And now the most important - xxxxxxxxxxxxx games play beautifully! :clap:
Sony must be definitively happy :haha:

SugarJ August 6, 2008 02:13 PM

Trodas, this post is not appropriate for this site.

(12) You will not discuss or engage in any ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. Links provided to locations that deal with any such activity are also expressly forbidden.

Mentioning how to download copyrighted PS2 games is a definite no-no.

Please edit or delete before the mods catch up to you.

trodas August 6, 2008 02:18 PM

Modification of your hardware is not illegal, mate. You can do whatever you damn well please with your things.

And well, if someone feels that this thread or links (two links to pictures only, one on how to diassembly PS2) are inapproriate, well, delete them or the thread.

SugarJ August 6, 2008 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by trodas (Post 76663)
And now the most important - just downloaded games (probably best using P2P, I used eMule to download Ironman, EUFA Euro 2008 and so on for test...) for PS2 as normal ISO images and burn them on PC (using for example Nero) on DVD's and they just play beautifully! :clap:
Sony must be definitively happy :haha:

I'd say the above statement definitely falls into that rule 12. But I'll leave it for the mods to decide.

b1lk1 August 6, 2008 02:52 PM

LOL! This will be deleted soon enough.

Mecher August 6, 2008 03:03 PM

Ya, I agree, the whole process is to play copied games... (shakes head)

andynerd August 6, 2008 03:16 PM

i just wanted to be able to kill my ps2 in a dramatic way to end the rain of sony in my house (360 ftw) but my hopes have been dissapointed

klaiboi August 6, 2008 03:17 PM

Your post is fine just edit out that line and it's ok

Your right you are allowed to modify your hardware anyways you please.....you can attach wheels to your PS2 for all we care but you are not allowed to mention illegal activity such as "just download games"

andynerd August 6, 2008 03:24 PM

better yet say homebrew games to make it legit

Mibs August 6, 2008 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by andynerd (Post 76693)
i just wanted to be able to kill my ps2 in a dramatic way to end the rain of sony in my house (360 ftw) but my hopes have been dissapointed

Haha I was also hoping for an epic post on how to kill a ps2, similar to BrainEater's 680i destruction thread.

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