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Mod chips, game enhancers, and boot disks policy
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Policy overview

Mod chips, game enhancers, custom firmware, and boot disks are devices that enable domestic video game systems to play backup or import versions of video games. These devices are not allowed on eBay.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Copyright laws may protect video games. The types of devices mentioned in this policy may be used to circumvent copyright protection. As a result, eBay prohibits their sale on our site. For more information, please read eBay's copyright basics.

Allowed

Allowed

  • The Falcon Chip

  • The Jasper Chip

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Aladdin

  • Apple

  • Chameleon

  • Devilmod

  • DMS3

  • Enigmah

  • EvoX

  • JTAG (describing a gaming system)

  • Key

  • Lite Touch or LT 1.1

  • Magic2 module

  • M-Chip

  • Messiah Messiah -X

  • Pandora1

  • Pandora Battery Tool

  • PC BioXX

  • Pirate Chip

  • Sbox

  • Starchip

  • Stealth

  • Swapless

  • Titan-X

  • Trinity X - B.I.T.

  • X-executer

  • Xenium XBox

  • Xodus

  • Xtender

Restricted 

Restricted

The following game enhancers are allowed as long as they aren't listed as items to be used to play backup or import video games:

  • Action Play

  • Game Shark

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Game Hunter

  • Pro Action Replay

  • Pro Action Replay 4 in 1

  • Pro Action Replay 5 in 1

  • Pro Action Replay Plus

  • PAR 5 in 1

  • PS Hacker

  • Goldfinger

  • Import Key

  • Import Loader

  • Mod Cart

  • Mod Clip

  • Sega Satellite

  • ST - Key

  • Turbo Key

  • USBmod

Allowed

Allowed

  • DreamKey and other Internet boot disks for the Sega Dreamcast

  • Game Boy startup boot disks

  • GameCube startup boot disks

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Boot disks, boot discs

  • Boot CDs

  • MP3 boot disks

  • MP3 boot devices

  • PS-X-Change

  • Swap disks

  • Xploder DC

  • Utopia boot disks

  • VCD boot disks

  • Freeloader boot disks

  • Magic Slide card

  • Swap Magic boot disks

  • CD loaders

  • Boot emulators

  • Converter disks

  • DC-X adapters

  • Disc loaders

  • Mod disks

  • HD loaders

  • Game loader

Restricted

Restricted

  • Modded consoles, controllers, and Neo Geo systems are allowed but only when cosmetic changes have been made.

Not allowed

Not allowed

The following aren't allowed on a listed item when the purpose is to change or affect the way a video game is played:

  • Console enhancement

  • Enhanced console

  • Enhanced system

  • Pre-mod

  • Modded consoles

  • Modded systems

  • Modded games

  • Modified Nintendo cart

  • System enhancement

  • Upgraded consoles

Allowed

Allowed

  • VGA converters

  • Power converters, such as converting from 50 Hz to 60 Hz

  • Honey Bee controller

Not allowed

Not allowed

The following items aren't allowed to be included on another item being listed if the purpose of it is to change or affect the way a video game is played:

  • 60 to 72 pin converter

  • 72 to 60 pin converter

  • CDX Converter

  • Family converter

  • HES dongle

  • HES unidapter

  • Honey Bee import adapter

  • Import adapter

  • Mega key converter

  • Pro CDX

  • Spica cartridge (or cart)

  • Spica converter

  • Spica T89

  • Super 8 converter

  • Super card

  • Super converter

  • Super mega key

  • T89 (T-89) converter

  • Unidapter MK II

Additional information
Why does eBay have this policy?

eBay urges our members to follow all laws and regulations. In addition, we're always looking for ways to improve the buying and selling experience. Video games, as well as other media, are often created and licensed to function in a certain part of the world. Production rights and licensing rights are a part of copyright protection.

When people devise ways to get around protected licensing, they are violating the law and the rights of the copyright owner. This policy helps sellers comply with the law, and it helps intellectual property rights owners protect their rights.

Contact Customer Support
You can contact Customer Support to report a listing you think violates this policy. Go to that listing, and then click the Report item link on the right side of the page.

We'll review your report and take appropriate action.
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