Modbo modchip installation guide

Modbo modchips are very popular and work with most versions of the PlayStation 2. This guide covers everything you need to know about choosing, and installing, a Modbo modchip into your PlayStation 2.

Guide structure

This guide is structured into several pages. It’s organized like this primarily so that comments can be organized and useful for readers.

This page covers the Modbo modchip. It includes general information about the chip, and then links off to the installation guides for each console model.

If you want more information about PlayStation 2 modchips in general check out this guide.

Where to buy Modbo modchips

I sell Modbo modchips on my store. The shipping is calculated by weight so if you buy more than one chip at a time you’ll be able to save some money.

I also sell these same chips at a slightly higher price on my eBay store.

Modbo modchip installation diagrams

Below is a list of all PlayStation 2 main board revisions, along with the console model numbers associated with them. You can get a good idea of what board you have by looking at the model number underneath or at the back of the system (something like SCPH-39001).

To actually know what board you have you’ll most likely need to open up your console and look for the board version printed somewhere on the board (something like GH-022), or GH-035-11).

Once you know what board you have you can click on the board model and you’ll be sent to a page with the installation diagrams.

Note that the version number (V#) is a number assigned to specific models by modders. Within each version number are several console models (SCPH-#####), and each of those console numbers can have several board models (GH-###, or GH-###-##). This list may not be completely comprehensive. If your system doesn’t match what’s listed below just let me know and I can update the list or help you find a matching board. Generally if what’s printed on the board is close to another number then they’ll both use the same diagram.

  • V0 (not compatible with Modbo modchips)
    • SCPH-10000 (GH-001)
    • SCPH-15000 (GH-003)
    • SCPH-18000 (GH-008, GH-009)
  • V1
    • SCPH-30001 (GH-004)
  • V2
    • SCPH-30001 (GH-005)
  • V3
    • SCPH-30001 (GH-006)
    • SCPH-30002 (GH-007)
    • SCPH-30003 (GH-007)
    • SCPH-30004 (GH-007)
  • V4
    • SCPH-30000 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-30001 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-30002 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-30003 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-30004 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-35000 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-35001 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-35002 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-35003 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-35004 (GH-010)
    • SCPH-35005 (GH-010)
  • V5 (early versions of these boards are V5, later versions of these boards are V6)
    • SCPH-30000R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30001R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30002R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30003R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30004R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30006R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30007R (GH-015)
  • V6 (early versions of these boards are V5, later versions of these boards are V6)
    • SCPH-30001R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30002R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30003R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30004R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30006R (GH-015)
    • SCPH-30007R (GH-015)
  • V7 (early versions of these boards are V7, later versions of these boards are V8)
    • SCPH-37000 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39000 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39001 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39002 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39003 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39004 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39006 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39007 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39008 (GH-019, GH-022)
  • V8 (early versions of these boards are V7, later versions of these boards are V8)
    • SCPH-39000 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39002 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39003 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39004 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39006 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39007 (GH-019, GH-022)
    • SCPH-39008 (GH-019, GH-022)
  • V9
    • SCPH-50000 (GH-023)
    • SCPH-50001 (GH-023)
    • SCPH-50002 (GH-023)
    • SCPH-50003 (GH-023)
    • SCPH-50004 (GH-023)
    • SCPH-50005 (GH-023)
    • SCPH-50006 (GH-023)
    • SCPH-50007 (GH-023)
    • SCPH-55000 (GH-023)
  • V10
    • SCPH-50000 (GH-026)
    • SCPH-50001 (GH-026)
    • SCPH-50002 (GH-026)
    • SCPH-50003 (GH-026)
    • SCPH-50004 (GH-026)
    • SCPH-50005 (GH-026)
    • SCPH-50006 (GH-026)
    • SCPH-50007 (GH-026)
  • V11
    • SCPH-50004A (GH-029)
  • V12
    • SCPH-70000 (GH-035-11)
    • SCPH-70002 (GH-035-61)
    • SCPH-70003 (GH-035-61)
    • SCPH-70004 (GH-035-61)
    • SCPH-70006 (GH-035-11)
    • SCPH-70007 (GH-035-11)
    • SCPH-70011 (GH-035-21)
    • SCPH-70012 (GH-035-21)
  • V13
    • SCPH-70000 CB (GH-037-01)
    • SCPH-70001 CB (GH-032-13)
    • SCPH-70004 (GH-032-12, GH-032-13)
  • V14
    • SCPH-75000 (GH-036-51, GH-037-12)
    • SCPH-75001 (GH-032-32, GH-036-51, GH-037-01, GH-040-51)
    • SCPH-75002 (GH-041-14)
    • SCPH-75003 (GH-041-14)
    • SCPH-75004 (GH-040-12, GH-041-04, GH-041-14)
  • V15
    • SCPH-77000 (GH-052-12)
    • SCPH-77001 (GH-051-02, GH-051-51)
    • SCPH-77002 (GH-051-02)
  • V16
    • SCPH-79000 (GH-061-12)
    • SCPH-79001 (GH-061-12, GH-061-22)
    • SCPH-79002 (GH-061-22)
  • V17
    • SCPH-90000 (GH-070-42)
    • SCPH-90002 (GH-070-42)
    • SCPH-90003 (GH-070-42)
    • SCPH-90004 (GH-070-42)
    • SCPH-90005 (GH-070-42)
    • SCPH-90008 (GH-070-42)
    • SCPH-90009 (GH-070-42)
    • SCPH-90010 (GH-070-42)
  • V18
    • SCPH-90001 (GH-071-42)
    • SCPH-90002 (GH-071-32, GH-071-42)
    • SCPH-90004 (GH-072-42)
    • SCPH-90006 (GH-071-42, GH-072-42)
    • SCPH-90007 (GH-071-42)

Modbo modchip versions that are currently being sold

These are the versions of Modbo modchips that are currently being sold today. They are all Chinese clones of earlier Modbo modchips, which were clones of Matrix Infinity Modchips.

  1. Modbo 4.0
    Modbo 4.0 modchip
    The Modbo 4.0 is a more basic chip in terms of functionality, and should support all PS2 systems from V1 through V18.
  2. Modbo 5.0
    Modbo 5.0
    The Modbo 5.0 is a more advanced chip in terms of functionality, and should support all PS2 systems from V1 through V18. Added functionality includes support for booting from USB devices (DEV3 boot mode). This is particularly useful for slim systems that don’t have a hard drive to boot from.
  3. Modbo 750
    Modbo 750 modchip
    The Modbo 750 is functionally identical to the Modbo 4.0.

History of Modbo modchip versions

There are many modchips that have a name starting with Modbo. I’ve put together a page that covers the history of Modbo modchips in terms of when they were released, and their differences.

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Hi, thanks for the detailed explanation. I found that modbo 4 does not support v4 ps2s. What do you think?

Wer Bn
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Wer Bn

Hello there!
How do I disassemble the metal case of the motherboard?

This picture shows my motherboard.
https://postimg.cc/9DN4fGcG
I mean that metal think(which I think it serves as thermal sink) in which the orange flat cable is glued to.

Wer Bn
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Wer Bn

Forget it. A liitle bit of force, and it just poped.
Sorry for the spam

Muk
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Muk

I’m a little confused I have a pal scph-70003, but I’ve opened it up and the board number is GH-032-32 which is meant to be associated with the USA NTSC consoles? Which diagram do I follow?

Jimmy
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Jimmy

SCPH-37000 (Ocean Blue PS2 Japanese System), does this work with 5.0?

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Found my answer already. Thanks.

edsel
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edsel

great guide in here for techies!

edsel
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edsel

waiting for my modbo 5.0 and will try my V17 board. i’ll update for V17 success rate later. thanks.

Lucas Notch
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Lucas Notch

I have a GH-013 board upon disassembling my PlayStation 2.

Gagan
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Gagan

After soldering modbo chip…… What kind of Software I should put on my pendrive so that my ps2 iso game file can get detected

Gagan
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Gagan

Sir I have solder the modbo chip and I have run the system file…. Via pen drive…..and is working perfectly fine.. .. Now my only concern is where do I put my game iso file (in which folder)…