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Cheap mod chips?

Post by APE » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:14 pm

Trying to find a cheap way to get some PSX chips. Anyone know of any deals for Wii chips as well?
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Re: Cheap mod chips?

Post by pixel » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:05 pm

I have a PS2 chip I can get rid of.
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Post by APE » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:12 pm

pixel wrote:I have a PS2 chip I can get rid of.
What chip is it?
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Re: Cheap mod chips?

Post by Ex-Cyber » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:57 pm

The cheapest way in general is probably to flash your own. The actual chips used for PS1 mods (PIC12F508) are very cheap these days. In even modest quantities (e.g. 25 pcs) they go for around 60c each. AFAIK there are no free Wii chip codes supporting the current drive controller, but for older ones there are several free codes out there that run on only slightly more expensive chips.
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Re: Cheap mod chips?

Post by Synlor » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:59 pm

If you need some for the original playstation, you can just use a programmable microchip. Quick google gave me this http://folk.uio.no/kyrreaa/psx_modchips.htm

You used to be able to get free samples from microchip.com as well, so you could order the 12c508 from them. They may still do samples, but I haven't tried in a few years now. Pic programmers can be made super cheaply for a serial or parallel port. Google has plenty of schematics.
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Re: Cheap mod chips?

Post by Ex-Cyber » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:09 pm

The 12C508 is discontinued. You can still buy it from distributors, but the 12F508 is cheaper. Modchip code reportedly works on the 12F with no changes, though I don't know whether it is supported by the same programmers.
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Re: Cheap mod chips?

Post by emptythought » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:12 pm

I'm curious about this too. I have a 9000 model -- does that leave me "dry" by any means?
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Re: Cheap mod chips?

Post by APE » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:24 pm

Can't see to find any 360 chips either. Switchable kind.
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