PU-18 Mayumi v4 modchip installation diagram

This board was used with a wide range of consoles from the SCPH-5000’s, and SCPH-5500’s, to even some SCPH-7000’s and SCPH-7500’s.

For more information about Mayumi v4 chips click here, for more information about PS1 modchips click here.

PU-18 Mayumi v4 modchip installation diagram

MM3 chip pinout

 

PU-18 Mayumi v4

Above is the diagram for the PU-18.

All of the points are fairly easy to solder to, with the only tricky point being pin one. Just don’t apply too much pressure or you might knock the capacitor off of the board.

Installation tips

Here are some tips I have for you when you are soldering your chip into the PU-18.

  • Cut your wires to be as short and direct as possible.
  • The high speed clock line (pin 2) needs to be especially short and carefully routed.
  • Placing the chip in between the circles for pins 3, 5, and 6 seems to be the ideal location.
  • Flatten the legs of the chip so it can more easily fit underneath the board.

Diagram success rate

Here’s a list of people who have successfully modded their console with this diagram. Leave a comment and I’ll add you to the list.

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.

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About to install this one… thanks for the chip. A few recommendations though… please pre-bend the leads on the chip so they are flat then cut the skinny parts off, then solder the wires to them when selling them pre-wired. Shrink wrap leads afterwards, if needed. Ship them in ESD safe bags, instead of regular plastic ziplocks. Thanks again for offering them for sale.

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Hi i want to now if you send the chips olso to the nederlands i think not or

Barny
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I used this guide to install my chip and di so quite successfully but it’s playing imports in black and white. PAL region games play in colour fine though.
What’s the deal, how do I fix it?..

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Barny

Did this install but imports are playing in black and white.
PAL games are still playing in colour though.
Anyone know how to fix this?

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Will

For some reason dino crisis can sense my modchip. I have even tried all the modes. Is this normal? I’ve been installing mayumi v4s for years on both pu-20 and psone models no issue.