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Ps2 if we alter the chip for using duplicate game cd's,any problem will occur?

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Not if it is done professionally

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How to fix rsod on pcsx2 0.9.7


The infamous Red Screen of Desk -- A.K.A. Insert a Format Disc screen.

This screen is NOT asking for a disc to FORMAT the PS2. What it IS asking for is a PS2 or Playstation format [or a better word -- PS2 or Playstation TYPE disc. A disk with Playstation 1 or Playstation 2 type software on it -- in other words, a ps1 or ps2 game]. It's basically asking for a CD or DVD with software that the playstation can play. This red screen occurs when you insert an XBOX game or a burned/copied PS2 or PS1 game. What the PS2 is stating is that is cannot play this format [or type of] disc. It's asking you to insert a format [or type of] disc that it can recognize and use.

The most common reason for this screen appearing, if your PS2 does NOT have a mod chip, is a dirty lens. Try cleaning your lens and this should go away. What happens is that the lens becomes dirty and does not recognize the disc you inserted as being a PS2 or PS1 format [or type of] disc. So it's asking you to insert one. If your PS2 does have a mod chip installed, it could be a problem with the chip or the disc you burned. We don't install or sell mod chips, so we can't help you with that one.

May 20, 2012 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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How to fix rsod in pcsx2 0.9.7


The infamous Red Screen of Desk -- A.K.A. Insert a Format Disc screen.


This screen is NOT asking for a disc to FORMAT the PS2. What it IS asking for is a PS2 or Playstation format [or a better word -- PS2 or Playstation TYPE disc. A disk with Playstation 1 or Playstation 2 type software on it -- in other words, a ps1 or ps2 game]. It's basically asking for a CD or DVD with software that the playstation can play. This red screen occurs when you insert an XBOX game or a burned/copied PS2 or PS1 game. What the PS2 is stating is that is cannot play this format [or type of] disc. It's asking you to insert a format [or type of] disc that it can recognize and use.

The most common reason for this screen appearing, if your PS2 does NOT have a mod chip, is a dirty lens. Try cleaning your lens and this should go away. What happens is that the lens becomes dirty and does not recognize the disc you inserted as being a PS2 or PS1 format [or type of] disc. So it's asking you to insert one. If your PS2 does have a mod chip installed, it could be a problem with the chip or the disc you burned. I don't install or sell mod chips, so I can't help you with that one...

May 20, 2012 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I want to play duplicate dvds on my ps2 but i am not able to do what should i do can i do it at home


  1. If you have backed up a game for ps2, you're going to need a mod chip or swap magic for your ps2 so it can read the disc, so first things first, BUY A MODIFICATION TOOL!!!
  2. 2You should try using Swap Magic, because it's the easiest, and you won't need to modify your PlayStation too much.
  3. 3But if you use SWAP MAGIC, you will also need a special mod chip, SLIDE TOOL, or a FLIP TOP COVER, you can learn more about those on the swapmagic website
  4. 4Read directions on the installation of mod chip, and swap magic before you do anything (you don't want to mess up, or else your ps2 won't work properly).
  5. 5Install your modchip/flip top cover/slide tool. (This is important, because it allows the disc to be removed and "swapped" without the PlayStation knowing).
  6. 6Follow directions that came with your swap magic discs, and you're basically ready to go!
  7. 7HOW TO USE SWAP MAGIC,Note you must have Swap magic 3.6 to boot on slimline ps2 and you need to do a none solder modding(no soldering)

Purchase a flip top (recommended). Let's assume you have the flip top and a copied ps2 game
  1. 1Now Insert the swap magic disc into the ps2,
  2. 2Press power on button until screens comes up.
    • With option that says load cd open the top cover of the flip top.
    • And take out the cd when it stops spinning.
  3. 3Now insert your Copied game and click Load CD.
  4. 4its that easy

May 30, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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What is modding....how to install ext hard drive on the ps2 slim scph 90004


Modding is the process of putting a mod chip in the ps2 to read burned games and to hack games. I wouldn't recomend doing it because it is highly illegal.

Feb 27, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My sony play station 2 plays game cd's with play station 2 label games cd's only. if game cd's with playstation or any other local playstation 2 labels it displays " Incert playstation 2 format disc". How...


Hi Keshav,

The PlayStation 2, like the original PlayStation, incorporates circuitry to prevent the playing of copied or out-of-region discs and programs produced by people who are not paying percentage to the Sony Corporation (unlicensed games etc.). User response to this - grey market for modchips. PS2 Mod-Chips when installed, bypass the checks and allow the copied CD-R and DVD-R backup discs to run.

Obviously the installation of mod-chips in PlayStation 2 consoles is widely discouraged by Sony -- the reason is piracy. You must know that Sony has overlaid a seal onto each of their PS2 consoles. If this seal is broken (thus providing evidence that the console has been opened and "modded"), Sony will refuse to repair the system. On the other hand if your console is more than one yer old and no longer covered by the manufacturer warranty you should not worry about fraking the seal -- it will not change anything.


It can be done spending around few $15 to $20 i guess.

I own a PS2 which is modded before a year and still it works with out any trouble. You can ask if u have any questions about PS2.
Thank you, Thyagu.A

Sep 20, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Fake cds


In order to play copied games, you will first have to mod your PS2. To avoid piracy, much of the necessary info on the original disc will be omitted during the copy phase. When you "mod" or put in a new chip, The PS2 can now bi-pass this info and continue to the game. Regardless of the type of PS2 you have, you must put in a mod chip to read back-ups.

Jan 16, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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The most cleanest disk doesnt work?


because some of game DVD work in duplicate lanes its not support orignal CD or original lanes not support duplicate DVD so may be your DVD is duplicate so it may be not work

Nov 17, 2009 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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Ps2 chip has stopped workin for 95% of my games, yet it still works for 5% of my games, ive never had any problem for the last 3yrs till now. plz help


Your question has many problems due to the way you're explaining things.

Example

My car is missing a bolt, can you help me?

Your question is exactly like what i just posted above. And in order for people to help me i have to explain the following things and force other people to ask me these questions.

  • What kind of car is it
  • What model number is it
  • What kind of bolt is it (metric or american)
  • How long is the bolt
  • From where was the bolt taken
So, lets clean up your question first.

  • What model PS2 are you using (slimline or thick) and what version
  • What mod chip are you using (since you used the word chip I'm forced to assume you are using a mod chip)
  • Is the chip solder-less or soldered into the PS2
  • What media will and will not the PS2 read. Just saying "has stopped working for 95% of my games" doesn't mean anything. Is it not playing playstation 2 games. Is it not playing playstation 1 games. Does it read retail DVD movies. Does it play retail CD Music. The reason behind these questions are to tell tech's what's goin on since we can't actually test your PS2 for you. Once you've defined your question better, then someone can help you. The reason for testing different media tells techs what parts of the PS2 laser lens are and are not working(if any work at all) Basicly there are two independant parts to your laser assembly one part controls DVD's one part control CD's. DVD's include PS2 games and DVD movies. CD's include PS1 games and Music CD's. It is possible for one to function and not the other. Happends all the time.

Please clarifiy your question. I'll check back in a couple days.

Oct 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Help for ps2 problem


I believe the only way to play back-up DVD games on a PS2 if you have your PS2 modded, meaning have it installed a MOD chip...

Jul 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Upgrade PS2


well 2 things, 1 HD i don't think works on a PS2, but it does on a PS3 with a HDMI lead, also, playing copied games, watching copied DVD's and listening to copied CD's is illegal unless you have the originals of those discs, in which case use the originals or get ur ps2 chipped in a Computer fair (NOT RECOMMENDED)

May 18, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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