The MagicBox Forums  

Go Back   The MagicBox Forums > Console Specifics > Sony Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2002, 04:08 AM   #1
Alucard
Registered User
 
Alucard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 32,639
Playstation chipping legal in Australia

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/...818507207.html

Thats just too cool. We are the land of legal modchips and giant squids. Maybe next time Sony can get their act together and make it a rule to have perfect conversions of certain games!! Dont care what excuse they use about it being the developers choice. It makes their system look bad having them. Do what Sega did.

STFU Sony! Pretty happy. Now importing games is fine and having a modded system is fine.
Alucard is offline   Reply With Quote
Connect With Facebook to "Like" This Thread

Old 07-31-2002, 06:56 PM   #2
Bookbagninja
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 130
Is it legal here in America, too? I forgot.
Bookbagninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2002, 01:41 AM   #3
Alucard
Registered User
 
Alucard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 32,639
That would be a huge no. Seems only Australia its officially legal. STFU Sony.
Alucard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2002, 09:19 AM   #4
Seska
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
LEts not forget places like HK and Taiwan, where pretty much everything is legal, which also includes making a crap TV and sticking a Samsung Logo on it. :p

But its nice to know that in some places outside of China its legal to mod your console.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2002, 11:05 AM   #5
Alucard
Registered User
 
Alucard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 32,639
I'm sure its legal to chip systems in HK and the other places. Just like selling bootlegs is. Its not legal there. Just hard to stomp out. Here though we can take our systems which are faulty and get them fixed and not worry about there being a chip inside.
Alucard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2002, 09:21 AM   #6
xXx Beaver xXx
OL's Personal \|/|-|0R3
 
xXx Beaver xXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 401
yeh!

thats great news! im happy!




- Triple X Beaver :spin smil
__________________
Dissin' people with a star in their avatar since 1996
xXx Beaver xXx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2002, 06:39 AM   #7
Seska
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally posted by Alucard
Here though we can take our systems which are faulty and get them fixed and not worry about there being a chip inside.
Are you 100% sure about that? As far as I know, everywhere in the world, once you open up your console, the warranty is void. What is cool is that any shop will be able to legally offer to chip your console in Oz, but I am pretty certain that the warranty will be invalid if you do so.

Of course, some shops who chip consoles offer their own warranty in exchange, but thats up to the shop. I hardly imagine Sony taking your chipped PS2 and saying, "Oh, theres a chip in here, but Im sure the console is broken because of some OTHER reason. LEt me repair it for ya!"

Or something :D
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2002, 06:43 AM   #8
Alucard
Registered User
 
Alucard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 32,639
You misunderstand. I never mentioned warranty. But imagine taking your system to get it fixed while it was chipped and it WASNT legal? You couldn't. You would have to take the chip out before taking in for repairs. Now you wont have to worry because it isn't illegal to have one already inside. Sure you pay for it. But thats what happens with faulty things you've had for a while.
Alucard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.