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, so if your board isn’t on the list then take a look at a board that has the closest number to yours.

  • 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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Mike
Mike
February 11, 2020 12:56 PM

What do all the letters on Modbo 5.0 do? More interested in technical details on what signals are tied into for proper Modchip operation.

pako202
pako202
April 9, 2020 4:39 PM
Reply to  William Quade

hello my ps2 is scph30004 gh007 (v3) workig the modbo 5.0??

Lac
Lac
April 14, 2019 11:41 AM

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

Lac
Lac
April 14, 2019 11:53 AM
Reply to  William Quade

I have a v4 and I found the installation diagram here, but my motherboard is slightly different at one point from the one you posted. Here is mine: https://ibb.co/vCNG4Gm

Lac
Lac
April 14, 2019 12:24 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Is it this point in the photo? https://ibb.co/4RxMKZ9

Lac
Lac
April 14, 2019 12:33 PM
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Lac
Lac
April 14, 2019 12:36 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Thank you for the confirmation and for the great posts!
I have one more question. Why is v4 not officially supported if it is working 100% well?

Lac
Lac
April 15, 2019 9:13 PM
Reply to  William Quade

I can see soldering points on the picture marked with ALT, these are on the flip side. Does it mean that these are alternate points and no need to solder if it was done on the other side?

Lac
Lac
April 15, 2019 11:27 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Working, thank you!

Phillip
Phillip
March 17, 2020 3:35 AM
Reply to  William Quade

Hey . william
Hey, william, tell me how to mod matrix into GH – 040- 52, I have problem with this series.

Wer Bn
Wer Bn
April 18, 2019 1:21 PM

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
Wer Bn
April 18, 2019 3:14 PM
Reply to  Wer Bn

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

Muk
Muk
April 30, 2019 9:32 AM

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?

Muk
Muk
April 30, 2019 9:45 AM
Reply to  William Quade

There is no guide that follows gh32-32 can I follow the other one 37-11 or so, are they the same?

Jimmy
Jimmy
May 31, 2019 9:50 PM

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

Jimmy
Jimmy
May 31, 2019 9:53 PM
Reply to  Jimmy

Found my answer already. Thanks.

edsel
edsel
August 5, 2019 12:16 PM

great guide in here for techies!

edsel
edsel
August 5, 2019 12:19 PM
Reply to  edsel

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

Lucas Notch
Lucas Notch
August 27, 2019 6:31 PM

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

Tom Cadero
Tom Cadero
September 18, 2020 3:04 AM
Reply to  William Quade

I can confirm that GH-013 is V4. I can snap a pic tomorrow if you like.

Gagan
Gagan
September 16, 2019 8:05 AM

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
Gagan
September 16, 2019 9:04 PM

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)…

horbo
horbo
October 11, 2019 4:38 PM

just put the 5.0 into my 71-42 and it wont read discs anymore was wondering if there was something i did wrong or maybe a fix? it worked fine before hand and it boots up and into the matrix menu and all.

Heph726
Heph726
December 2, 2019 8:12 PM

I finished the install on a GH-13 board from a 30001R unit. Followed the V4 guide. Reads US PS2 discs but won’t read burned games or Japanese PS1 games. I can get into the Matrix menu. How do I get this working? https://ibb.co/L94Pqt9 G was really hard for me to solder to so I opted for the alternate points for I H and B.

Heph726
Heph726
December 4, 2019 9:21 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Found the problem. G got loose on assembly. Fixed it and it’s working fine now, however, it still won’t play Japanese PS1 discs. This isn’t a huge issue since I already have a chipped PS1, but it would be nice to have that feature as well. I am not sure whether that is within the scope of the modbo 4.0 or not though. When I try to play any PS1 disc with Matrix Infinity enabled the eject button blinks for a couple seconds, the laser sounds like it’s bouncing back and forth really fast, and the screen stays black. US… Read more »

Kauan
Kauan
December 19, 2019 10:56 AM

Does he have the same Milter solder? How for example MRIXI Y WE I can weld on the wire of YBM of the MODObo 5.0? And so on?

Arthur
Arthur
January 25, 2020 9:50 PM

Can this chip also make the ps2 play Japanese PS1 games

Den
Den
January 31, 2020 2:24 AM

Hello! FRIEND, Please tell me the diagram for ps2 pal SCPH-90004a slim
  serial HC 10 64 65 5
  motherboard model GH-072-42
1P-0088C00-4011 built-in power supply. I want to install Modbo5.0
thanks in advance!

Den
Den
February 13, 2020 9:29 AM
Reply to  William Quade

Hi
William Friends, if it’s not difficult, please specify the SX point for ps2 scph-90004 GH-072-42 V 18.
I understand what needs to be soldered to the first leg? came out a picture where you can see better. thanks in advance!

Den
Den
February 13, 2020 11:33 AM
Reply to  William Quade

p.s. can I solder point A to the foot that goes along the same track? , I mean to the leg, like points B, G, H, I

QASEM
QASEM
April 17, 2020 4:56 AM

hi friend i want diagram modbo5.0 pleas help me ps2 model is scph 90004

QASEM
QASEM
April 17, 2020 12:34 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Ok thank you

Den
Den
May 3, 2020 9:27 AM
Reply to  QASEM

Hello! Tell a friend about how chipovka went. Did you manage to chip the prefix without error? What difficulties were there?

Samuel Knowles
Samuel Knowles
May 8, 2020 9:39 PM

This is a great guide thanks much for that.

Just wanna ask as i’m gonna use a modo 5.0. Is Ps1 support only for playing burned discs correct? Or is it possible to load ps1 files if they were converted to something like an ISO? I see the mention of DEV3 support and USB booting and curious if ps1 is a part of it.

Aaron Lopez
Aaron Lopez
May 18, 2020 5:23 PM

Great guide. I was able to chip a V9 PAL PS2. Just one side note: the diagrams say to leave out connector H for PAL consoles, however mine did not want to load discs until I added this connection.

Giorgio
Giorgio
May 26, 2020 5:17 PM

hi!

i’ve installed a modbo 5.0 on a gh-013 (v4)mainboard whitout the “H” pin (ps2 pal) but it doesn’t work!

can someone help me please?

P.s. the original games is still working

QASEM
QASEM
May 30, 2020 4:20 AM

Hi dear
Why doesn’t modbo logo come? System has a modbochip but As if it doesn’t exist or Burns or does not work.
What’s the problem? How do I know modbochip is burned? it worked well before

QASEM
QASEM
June 4, 2020 4:09 PM
Reply to  William Quade

What is problem?system worked corecctly just with dvd and modbo don’t work ..

QASEM
QASEM
June 4, 2020 4:26 PM
Reply to  William Quade

This is image of bord

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QASEM
QASEM
June 4, 2020 5:40 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Wow !! This chip was on the system! I did not install! What is the solution now? Install a Modebo chip?

QASEM
QASEM
June 5, 2020 4:46 AM
Reply to  William Quade

Can I remove this chip now and install a new chip? Which diagram should I use?

Grant S.
Grant S.
June 18, 2020 11:35 PM

I just finished a successful Modbo 5.0d install on my v18 ps2 today. I couldn’t have done it without your excellent installation pics. Thank you very much for making such thorough guides available to us!

Zamir
Zamir
July 14, 2020 7:26 AM

I have an NTSC-J PS2 slim with a Modbo 5.0. I’ve noticed that when playing certain PAL games, the colour looks washed out and desaturated. Any idea what’s causing this?

Zamir
Zamir
July 15, 2020 5:05 AM
Reply to  William Quade

That makes sense. Just for full details, I’m using a Kaico HDMI Converter for the PS2 to run into a portable monitor. The Kaico adapter actually has an RGB mode which doesn’t fix the issue, so that means it’s the monitor that’s not fully compatible for PAL input right?

Reaver
Reaver
August 5, 2020 1:02 AM

My board number is GH-041-13. But I don’t see it listed which one should I follow?

Prasetyo
Prasetyo
August 10, 2020 12:22 AM

Hello, i have old version scph 10000 gh001, i want to instal modbo 5.
I need the skema for jumper the point.

Lourdes
Lourdes
August 19, 2020 5:19 PM

Hello, i bought a ps2 from someone and it has a SUPER 7 E-17 modchip installed, can you please tell me something about that chip? and what DEV it supports and how to boot to that DEV? thank you!

Lourdes
Lourdes
August 20, 2020 12:27 AM
Reply to  William Quade

ohhhh okaaay, that’s the problem, I only found about the features of the modchip but I can’t find how to get into the configuration settings of it or anything hahaha anyways, thank you! 😊

FBI_Gunner
FBI_Gunner
August 20, 2020 11:59 PM

whats kind of usb hard drive format its support fat32 or exFAT or even NTFS pls tell

Vo Tien Dat
Vo Tien Dat
August 22, 2020 10:20 AM

Does modbo 5.0 support other usb format like exFAT, NTFS or only fat32?

Vo Tien Dat
Vo Tien Dat
August 22, 2020 12:36 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Some game larger than 4gb so how to play it??

Vo Tien Dat
Vo Tien Dat
August 22, 2020 12:37 PM
Reply to  Vo Tien Dat

I mean that the fat32 not support file larger than 4gb

yadian
yadian
September 19, 2020 4:05 PM

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