PM-41 (2) ONEchip 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 a ONEchip 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 ONEchip chips click here, for more information about PS1 modchips click here.

PM-41 (2) board components and fuse locations

Here are a couple of photos of the PM-41 (2) board. If you click on them they’ll open in a much higher resolution format so you can zoom in on the details. This first image shows the front of the board (marked with the letter A).

PM-41 (2) board front

This second image shows the back of the board (marked with the letter B).

PM-41 (2) board back

Below is that picture of the front of the board again, but this time it has labels on all of the major board components. This can be useful if you are debugging an issue on the system. For example if your video output is bad you might want to try replacing the capacitors near the video amplifier.

PM-41 (2) major components

Another common issue people run into is blown fuses. Below is a diagram showing the locations of all of the fuses on the PM-41 (2) board. They are highlighted in yellow, with the fuse value nearby.

PM-41 (2) fuse locations

PM-41 (2) ONEchip modchip installation diagram

PM-41 (2) ONEchip installation diagram

Above is the installation diagram. Just match each colored pin label in the diagram with any matching colored point on the board. Click on the image for a higher resolution version. I recommend placing the modchip on top of the CD mechanics processor chip.

I have created additional diagrams primarily for colorblind people. They show one point at a time in a single color (there is a set in red, green, and blue). Because they show the entire board they may reveal more alternative points for each pin. Click on the links below to reveal the sets of images.

I’m creating these new diagrams for each PS1 board revision working from newest revision to oldest revision. It’s going to take some time, but should hopefully be more helpful than the older diagrams I had on here before.

PM-41 (2) ONEchip modchip installation diagram (one diagram per pin, colored in red)

Click on the images to see them in higher resolution.

VCC: Pin 1

PM-41 (2) VCC point in red

Stealth: Pin 2

PM-41 (2) stealth point in red

BIOS D2: Pin 3

PM-41 (2) BIOS D2 point in red

BIOS A18: Pin 4

PM-41 (2) BIOS A18 point in red

GATE_WFCK: Pin 5

PM-41 (2) GATE_WFCK point in red

DATA: Pin 6

PM-41 (2) DATA point in red

CD Door: Pin 7

PM-41 (2) CD door point in red

GND: Pin 8

PM-41 (2) GND point in red

View individual points in red

PM-41 (2) ONEchip modchip installation diagram (one diagram per pin, colored in green)

Click on the images to see them in higher resolution.

VCC: Pin 1

PM-41 (2) VCC point in green

Stealth: Pin 2

PM-41 (2) stealth point in green

BIOS D2: Pin 3

PM-41 (2) BIOS D2 point in green

BIOS A18: Pin 4

PM-41 (2) BIOS A18 point in green

GATE_WFCK: Pin 5

PM-41 (2) GATE_WFCK point in green

DATA: Pin 6

PM-41 (2) DATA point in green

CD Door: Pin 7

PM-41 (2) CD door point in green

GND: Pin 8

PM-41 (2) GND point in green

View individual points in green

PM-41 (2) ONEchip modchip installation diagram (one diagram per pin, colored in blue)

Click on the images to see them in higher resolution.

VCC: Pin 1

PM-41 (2) VCC point in blue

Stealth: Pin 2

PM-41 (2) stealth point in blue

BIOS D2: Pin 3

PM-41 (2) BIOS D2 point in blue

BIOS A18: Pin 4

PM-41 (2) BIOS A18 point in blue

GATE_WFCK: Pin 5

PM-41 (2) GATE_WFCK point in blue

DATA: Pin 6

PM-41 (2) DATA point in blue

CD Door: Pin 7

PM-41 (2) CD door point in blue

GND: Pin 8

PM-41 (2) GND point in blue

View individual points in blue

Installation tips

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

  • Cut your wires to be as short and direct as possible.
  • Pin 2, 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 wires you are soldering don’t come into contact with other components or legs of chips.

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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