The earliest PlayStation 2 model that supports Modbo modchips is the V1 board revision. These also happen to be the very first revision sold in the United States. Matching console model number and board numbers are listed below.
I sell Modbo 5.0 modchips in my store.
You can find the model number on the sticker on the back of your console, and the board number is printed on the PS2 main board if you take apart your console. Note that there can be multiple board numbers within a specific model number.
- NTSC-U/C (USA):
- SCPH-30001 (GH-004)
Note that there are multiple versions of the Modbo modchips available, but the installation diagrams are all the same. Some example versions are Modbo 3.0, Modbo 4.0, Modbo 5.0, and Modbo 750.
The V1 board revision may not be compatible with the newer Modbo 4.0/5.0/750 chips being sold today.
V1 Modbo installation diagram
Here are some tips I have for you when you are soldering your chip into a V1.
- Using 30 AWG solid core wire works well for most of the points.
- Use some thicker wire for the 5V and ground wires.
This section has photos of some successful installations which you can use to get a better understanding of how everything is wired and positioned. Leave a comment and I'll add your installation to the list
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