V13 Modbo modchip installation diagram

One of the revisions of the slim PlayStation 2 was the V13. They were found in some of the SCPH-7000x models available worldwide. The V13 is a slightly improved version of the V12 which fixed the laser issues with the V12, while still retaining the full PS1 backwards compatibility lacking in later models. Matching console model numbers and board numbers are listed below.

I sell Modbo 5.0 modchips in my store.

You can find the model number on the sticker on the bottom of the console, and the board number is printed on the PS2 main board if you take apart your console. Note that there can be multiple board numbers within a specific model number.

  • NTSC-J (Japan):
    • SCPH-70000 CB (GH-037-01)
  • NTSC-U/C (USA)
    • SCPH-70001 CB (GH-032-13)
  • PAL
    • SCPH-70004 (GH-032-12, GH-032-13)

Note that there are multiple versions of the Modbo modchips available, but the installation diagrams are all the same. Some example versions are Modbo 3.0, Modbo 4.0, Modbo 5.0, and Modbo 750.

For more information about Modbo modchips click here, for more information about PS2 modchips in general click here.

V13 Modbo installation diagram

Modbo modchip pinout

V13 Modbo installation diagram

Installation tips

Here are some tips I have for you when you are soldering your chip into a V13.

  • Using 30 AWG solid core wire works well for most of the points.
  • Use some thicker wire for the 5V and ground wires.
  • Make sure wherever you are putting your chip won’t cause any issues when putting the system back together, PS2 slims fit together very tightly.
  • The alternative A, B, G, H, I points are much easier to solder to than the points directly on the chip. Just stuck a longer 30 AWG wire through the via and apply a little bit of solder.

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. Leave a comment and I’ll add your installation to the list

  1. William Quade (me)

V13 Modbo modchip example installation

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Wayne
Wayne
June 15, 2020 7:40 PM

This is an awesome site for finding diagrams dude, thanks a lot.

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titifayls
titifayls
January 24, 2020 1:47 PM

Good for SCPH-70004 GH-032-54 ??

titifayls
titifayls
January 25, 2020 3:22 PM
Reply to  William Quade

my ps2 set to boot in Mass mode , unable to load config file !!!!
i have to fi what ?

Jonathan Thomassen
Jonathan Thomassen
July 9, 2020 6:09 AM

Should I follow this guide for an SCPH-70004 GH-032-11?
Thanks

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Jonathan Thomassen
Jonathan Thomassen
July 10, 2020 5:36 AM
Reply to  William Quade

And it works!
Thanks so much man

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Heather Kent
Heather Kent
October 27, 2020 12:00 PM

Thanks for this William. Did my first Modbo install using this guide and it worked perfectly!

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Last edited 9 months ago by Heather Kent
Robert
Robert
December 20, 2020 1:42 PM

Hello,
Is it good diagram for GH-032-31 board ?
It’s SCPH-70004 model.

Robert
Robert
December 20, 2020 2:40 PM
Reply to  William Quade

I should have asked also is it V13 ? Or is it v12 and I should make a laser fix

Last edited 7 months ago by Robert
titifayls
titifayls
January 1, 2021 8:00 AM

Thank you for all your tutorials, they are really super detailed perfectly.
However I would have a question, I have an original console never fitted with a chip and whose player does not turn, does not move, really no reaction even with a new one. All the fuses are good, the cable has been changed and the connectors cleaned. An idea of ​​the problem ? If not I would still like to mount a chip on it to use the console only in USB mode, to avoid having to solder everything, which are essential for operation in USB?
Thank you

titifayls
titifayls
January 1, 2021 12:24 PM
Reply to  William Quade

yes I have removed the anti static protection, the reader works very well on another ps2 but on the v13 we can feel the translation motor rumble, and by slightly lifting the pinion of the lens bar, the axis turns. .
The optics are good because it works very well on another slim ps2 . I really don’t see where this could come from
I even tried to change the travel motor and always the same problem

Last edited 6 months ago by titifayls
Gusse
January 22, 2021 9:01 AM
Reply to  titifayls

Hello guys I have the same troubble on a v15, I have triple check my connection but still have the same issue than you. I have try to revert connection which control DVD player (GHIBA connection) but still the same problem, the disc won’t spin. I tried to disable the modchip (remove 3v3 and gnd wire) the same thing occure. If you have any suggestions to fix this problem. Obviously, both switch to detect console openning are close.

titifayls
titifayls
January 22, 2021 4:59 PM
Reply to  Gusse

look at the fuses PSx 1-2-3-4-5 … all

Gusse
January 23, 2021 12:36 PM
Reply to  titifayls

I have already checked those indicated here
But I still have the same problem?
Was your problem with a fuse? can you tell me which one?
Thank you for your help !

Last edited 6 months ago by Gusse
titifayls
titifayls
January 23, 2021 5:00 PM
Reply to  Gusse

your problem has nothing to do with the chip because me there is no chip and the dvd turns except that the motor of the lens rumbles and does not move when I put a game. I had the same problem on other console and it came either from the lens which is hs, or from the connectors of the two ends of the lens cable. You have to clean well to be on contacts.

Saweki
Saweki
May 17, 2021 5:52 PM

So I tried my best but it seems like I have at least one or two problems.
1. I get no TV signal
2. I still put in a game and I heard, that something tried to read it, but it stopped after 2-3 seconds. I don’t know if it’s normal or not.
Any suggestions?

Saweki
Saweki
May 18, 2021 5:49 AM
Reply to  William Quade

Oh my… I understand that it’s hard to say what exactly went wrong but do you have the slightest guess at what point something went wrong or where to take a closer look first? And is it irreparable or can it be fixed if I at least remove the chip?

Saweki
Saweki
May 18, 2021 9:20 AM
Reply to  William Quade

I removed the chip and thankfully the system still works.

Before removing the chip I checked every wire and everything seemed to be at the right place. I don’t know where something went wrong.
Is it important to use thicker wire for the ground und 3.3V parts? I used AWG 30 wire there as well since it’s the only wire I got.

I have to admit, that it looked much easier than it actually is.

Thank you for the replies. It’s much appreciated.

Saweki
Saweki
May 22, 2021 2:09 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Alright thank you. Can I use masking tape so that the wires stay in position?

Saweki
Saweki
May 24, 2021 10:10 AM
Reply to  William Quade

Thanks.
And many thanks for the guide. I used a second chip I got and it works!
Unfortunately it seems that I got a bad clone since I can’t play PS1 imported games properly (which is really sad) but despite that, everything works fine.

Nego
Nego
May 18, 2021 4:14 PM

Posso usar esse mesmo esquema nesse modelo GH-032-64?

Nego
Nego
May 18, 2021 4:17 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Obg πŸ‘