V16 Modbo modchip installation diagram

One of the revisions of the slim PlayStation 2 was the V16. They were found in SCPH-7900x models available worldwide. Matching console model numbers 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 bottom of the 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-J (Japan):
    • SCPH-79000 CB (GH-061-12)
  • NTSC-U/C (USA)
    • SCPH-79001A (GH-061-12, GH-061-22)
  • PAL
    • SCPH-79002 (GH-061-22)

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.

For more information about Modbo modchips click here, for more information about PS2 modchips in general click here.

V16 Modbo installation diagram

Modbo modchip pinout

V16 Modbo installation diagram

Installation tips

Here are some tips I have for you when you are soldering your chip into a V16.

  • Using 30 AWG solid core wire works well for most of the points.
  • Use some thicker wire for the 5V and ground wires.
  • Using thinner wire for the B, G, H, and I pins makes things a lot easier. 36 AWG enamel wire along with some flux and slightly pre tinning the pins on the chip seems to work well for me.
  • Make sure wherever you are putting your chip won't cause any issues when putting the system back together, PS2 slims fit together very tightly.

Example installations

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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January 28, 2021 11:06 PM

Anyone find any alt point or vias for B,G,H,I points?

James Patterson
James Patterson
July 14, 2019 7:17 AM

Thanks William. I just installed this on a PAL 79003. The only thing I changed from above is where I tapped the 3.3v from.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I used install diagram A.

June 13, 2019 2:51 PM

Hello. Are you still running this blog? I am going to attempt this next week.

November 18, 2019 11:47 AM

Is there a laser fix for this Version of the mod?

December 5, 2019 1:37 PM
Reply to  William Quade

I have a 79003 A. I've installed the Modbo but was never able to run burned DVDs although the modbo menu was showing up just fine. I realized there's no reference in this site to this model. Is that for any reason?

Thanks for your help

November 11, 2020 12:03 PM

Is model no. SCPH-79004 PAL compatible with modbo chips or only the above?

June 11, 2021 4:11 AM

Installed a modbo5.0 on my PAL system. Seems fine but my only issue is DVD and PS2 backup playback. During loading either of them it looses signal. My Y point is good, using diagram A. Plays everything else, PS1/2 games of any region, and PS1 backups. Just not PS2 backups or DVDs. Any ideas? Thank you.

June 30, 2021 9:13 PM

Hello! Here are some example pictures of my PS2, it is not my installation, but it works and I think it could be useful.