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Sep 06, 2002, 10:44 PM
My brother has soldering skills he needs to know what equip do he need to install mod chips besides the obvious soldering iron. Thx

madison mods
Sep 06, 2002, 11:38 PM
Well, you're going to get a hundred people telling you to read the faq, but you need much more than the simple iron to do a decent Magic, Messiah or other clone chip install. First, it has to be a 15 watt or lower NEEDLE point (as in .1 mm) iron. The one radio shack sells is junk. Then you'd need rosin, 30 ga wire, 24 ga wire, desolder wick, silver solder, misc soldering tools, etc etc. Has he installed mod chips before? The new chips are VERY different than the old 8 wire mods. The install pictures make the BIOS legs look really big. They're not. :)

Sep 07, 2002, 07:04 PM
Thx man. But he's new to the ps2 but he has experience with soldering on circuit boards so he said he can do it so I asked you guys exactly what he needs fo him to do it