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Old Feb 04, 2003, 10:39 AM
0BaNaNa0 0BaNaNa0 is offline
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Question What is the legal standing on owning imported games?

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Its a long story, and one that I have raised before on this forum. Basically, i took my ps2 into a local shop to have the tray repaired, but when it was returned, the chip had been removed.

Obviously this is no good, and i have threatened them with Trading Standards if they do not re-imburse me the cost of fitting a replacement chip.

I used the chip to play legally bought imported games, and I was wondering if that was legit enough to stand up in a Small Claims court if the situation led to one.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Feb 04, 2003, 10:49 AM
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as long as the imports were original then there should be no problem, u could have the shop done for theft too.
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Old Feb 04, 2003, 12:20 PM
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You have a legal right to your modchip if your using it to play backups of your original games or if your using it to play originals from other regions. Thats in the United States though different countries have different specifications for modchips.
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Old Feb 04, 2003, 02:43 PM
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That's a lot of hassle for a repair, and a modchip. Still, no one likes feeling ripped off, I am on your side, but I wouldn't go through the hassle. You should of had one of the people here on the threads fix it for you.
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 07:34 AM
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Yeah - know that now, but I thought it'd be easier to take it into a local shop and pick it up. Thanks for your advice everyone. I`ll add that I`m in the Uk though.
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 11:33 AM
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Well another angle you could come from is the fact that they performed unauthorized work on your unit! How did a tray repair lead to a chip removal???? It's like if I took my car in for an oil change and they ripped out a supercharger or turbocharger!*

*Disclaimer: I do not own a supercharger or turbocharger, but I sure would like one!
 

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