PU-18 MM3 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 MM3 chips click here, for more information about PS1 modchips click here.

PU-18 MM3 modchip installation diagram

MM3 chip pinout

PU-18 MM3 modchip installation diagram

Above is the diagram for the PU-18. Only seven wires are needed for this board, just leave pin two disconnected.

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.

  • You don’t need to connect pins four and two.
  • 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.

  1. William Quade (me)

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.

This is an installation I did on an SCPH-5501:

PU-18 MM3 installation

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Completed my SCPH-5501 and now booting backups – what an adventure!!! Thanks to Williams for this page.