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How to Install PS2 Modchip?

Can you show me how to install a modifying chip on the motherboard of a PS2? If you have some videos it can help that much!

Thank You and More power!!

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Re: How to Install PS2 Modchip?

What you need: an IDE harddrive (maxtor or seagate works best. ive got a maxtor diamondback or whatever its called), the online adaptor and hdloader. hdloader can only be found on the internet so google it. if youre interested in my setup then you need the original hdloader then you can go to and find all the other programs if youre interested in doing cogswap (play burned games without a chip) then also search that site for the ps2 exploit disc and cogswap. each harddrive is different and can require differnt jumper settings. look on your harddrive to figue out what is cs or check te company's website where you put your harddrive on the ide cable matters. when i first installed a secondary harddrive in my computer i had to shift my original harddrive down one position to make room for the secondary and allow it to take the secondary position on the ide cable. if you switch them then your computer will tell you "cannot find primary harddrive" and will not boot. one thing that i didnt mention is that you should also ground yourself after grounding the computer. your body can carry static electricity and if it gets discharged inside of your computer you can destroy components like RAM, the motherboard or even harddrives. to ground yourself touch a part of the metal casing of your computer. this will continue to be updated as i find more things that i forgot to say

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