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.

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 variants 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 variants

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.