PM-41 (2) MM3 modchip installation diagram

Towards the end of the SCPH-10x PSone production Sony revised the board slightly and released the PM-41 (2) board. This page covers the installation diagram for installing an MM3 chip into the PM-41 (2).

If your board has PM-41 printed on it then you should follow the PM-41 guide instead.

For more information about MM3 chips click here, for more information about PS1 modchips click here.

The first time I modded a PM-41 (2) I wasn’t able to find an installation diagram, but was able to figure out how everything should be wired through a combination of trial and error, and the diagram for the original PM-41 board.

PM-41 (2) MM3 modchip installation diagram

MM3 chip pinout

PM-41 (2) MM3 installation diagram

Above is the installation diagram. Just match each colored pin label in the diagram with any matching colored point on the board. There is a second image of the chip in the diagram showing a good place to position the chip.

Installation tips

Here are some tips I have for you when you are soldering your chip into the PM-41 (2).

  • Pin 3, and 6 can be tricky. Don’t push on the components with your soldering iron or they might get knocked off the board. You can use tweezers to carefully solder them back on one side at a time, the orientation doesn’t matter.
  • Make sure the wire on pin 3 and 6 don’t come into contact with both sides of the component (this is especially common if you run the wire directly on top of the component).
  • Placing the chip directly on top of the shorter large chip (where it is in the diagram) seems to be the ideal location.

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.

  1. William Quade (me) (I’ve used this diagram many times and haven’t had any problems with it)

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.

Here are some sample installations I have done in SCPH-101’s:

This first one has pin one and pin four on the chip connected together. Pin four normally connects to the reset button, but since the slim PS1 doesn’t have a reset button it doesn’t have anywhere to connect. It can either be left disconnected, or connected to pin one (tied to a high voltage signal).

PM-41 (2) MM3 install example

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Nathan Face
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What’s going on with the 4 pin in your picture? it looks like it’s soldered to the 1 pin

Curtis E Anderson
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The diagram looks good. Like Nathan said, I think the Pin 4 adjustment should be mentioned in the instructions.
Also I’d like to know what the red dots are for. they were a bit confusing and I saw them on other diagrams.
Speaking of other diagrams I’ve seen one where pin 3 is one resistor over incorrectly (?) It looks like you adjusted the diagram because of that, but I think that shoud also be mentioned in the instructions.

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Attempted my first ever mod chip installation with this board today. I bought some of your pre-wired chips off of ebay.

Man, some of those soldering spots are so tiny. But fortunately I got them all in place according to the diagram and it worked great!

Tomorrow I’ll attempt console #2.

Sean
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Sean

I just installed the MM3 I bought from you on ebay on a PM-41 (2 ) board. It works great. Tiny amounts of solder and a gentle hand with the iron made for a successful first attempt. Thanks for hooking me up.

Volker
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Volker

hello!
i have got a problem: i soldered like the diagram shows but it doesnt work somehow…how do I have to solder pin 3 and 6? should i get them off at first?

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Hi guys I purchased one of the chips for my psone schp-101 and the number 3 resistor or whatever it is come off and I’m having a hard time getting it back on. Any suggestions? I have the chip still just can’t get t to stay in place.