V14 Modbo modchip installation diagram

One of the revisions of the slim PlayStation 2 was the V14. They were found in SCPH-7500x models available worldwide. These were the very first version of the PS2 slims that had a reduced number of compatible PS1 and PS2 games. 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-75000 CW (GH-036-51)
    • SCPH-75000 SS (GH-037-12)
  • NTSC-U/C (USA)
    • SCPH-75001 (GH-032-32, GH-036-51, GH-037-01, GH-040-51)
  • PAL
    • SCPH-75002 (GH-041-14)
    • SCPH-75002A (GH-041-14)
    • SCPH-75003 (GH-041-14)
    • SCPH-75004 (GH-040-12, GH-041-04, GH-041-14)

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.

V14 Modbo installation diagram

Modbo modchip pinout

There are a lot of diagrams out there for this model. I've included all of the diagrams I have, but will likely be removing the ones that appear to be duplicates in the future.

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Installation tips

Here are some tips I have for you when you are soldering your chip into a V14.

  • 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.

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.

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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

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Zeph
Zeph
June 21, 2020 12:20 PM

Hey just wanted you to know I used these diagrams on my GH-040-52 even tho it isn't listed anywhere. It worked perfectly! Thanks!

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mad
mad
October 3, 2021 8:07 AM
Reply to  Zeph

thanks for tghe photo, i have the same model of motherboard and works great.

Bender
Bender
August 17, 2021 9:45 PM

Any advice on soldering these? I can't get them to solder, sorry still a noob 🙁

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James Hankin
James Hankin
September 13, 2019 11:52 AM

Just installed a Modbo 5.0 in a white japanese scph-75000 using these instructions.
Works perfectly, no problems.

Angel Baxter
Angel Baxter
September 20, 2019 3:32 PM

My ps2 slim is a pal scph-75003 but it says on the board that its a GH-037-01. Wondering which diagram i should use? Thanks.

Angel Baxter
Angel Baxter
October 10, 2019 7:37 AM
Reply to  William Quade

Thanks. Was able to find a diagram for GH-037-02 which i was able to use and everything works fine. Only problem is G,H,I,B im struggling to solder onto those points (im new to soldering) but everything else is fine. Do you know any tips for soldering onto those points or perhaps id be able to solder onto the chip instead? I wanted to use it to play imports but that's the only thing that i can't get working lol.

Angel Baxter
Angel Baxter
December 22, 2019 2:58 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Hi, i did what you said about drilling out the vias and now everything works perfectly.

Frank
Frank
January 23, 2020 8:56 PM

yo tengo una ps2 scph-75001 modelo de placa gh-040-52 y no consigo el diagrama, agradezco de ante mano la ayuda

Franklin
Franklin
January 24, 2020 1:39 PM

Yo tengo una slim SCPH-75001 GH-040-52 pero no aparece ese diagrama

Franklin
Franklin
January 24, 2020 4:53 PM
Reply to  William Quade

no mano es GH-040-52 pero tu crees que sirva esa?

Franklin
Franklin
January 25, 2020 5:09 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Bueno mano voy a probar con ese a ver

Lindsay
Lindsay
February 14, 2020 8:42 PM

Hello!

I'm 90 percent done with modding a GH-40-02 with a modbo 5.0 when I realized the only diagram with it has the modbo 4.0! Should I use a different diagram, or do I need a 4.0?

Many thanks, love your website, your resources are incredibly useful.

Lindsay
Lindsay
February 14, 2020 8:44 PM
Reply to  Lindsay

To be more specific, the diagram includes an F point, which I'm missing.

TyTrym Gamer
TyTrym Gamer
April 4, 2020 1:21 PM

I have a question: You can solder on a PS2 7500x GH-040-12 pin Y at the point of version 7600x HG-040-12. In the original matrixes it has to be welded at that point and it seems easier to me. Does it serve as an alternative point? My PS2 has that alternate Y point and since the original matrix is soldered there I'm not sure what to do. I think it would be the same. I have a slimline PS2 SCPH 75004 with board GH-040-12 And one more doubt: to solder pins H, G, I, B, A, do you have to… Read more »

TyTrym Gamer
TyTrym Gamer
April 4, 2020 1:40 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Thank you so much.

TyTrym Gamer
TyTrym Gamer
April 17, 2020 3:21 PM
Reply to  William Quade

I have tried it but now it cuts with dough (visibly it gives the feeling that it is fine). What can I do about it, I turn it on to see what happens. I think the mass ground is right next to it.

TyTrym Gamer
TyTrym Gamer
April 17, 2020 3:45 PM
Reply to  TyTrym Gamer

If I scratch a little more than I should what would happen? Would I stay without the possibility of putting a chip or would I run out of a console?

TyTrym Gamer
TyTrym Gamer
April 17, 2020 12:16 PM
Reply to  TyTrym Gamer

Thanks for the advice but I cannot scratch those pins, it is impossible for me and I have tried to solder the legs of the integrated but it is even more difficult since the tin does not grip the soldering iron tip and then put it in place. I don't know what I can do with those pins, with the rest I have no problem. By the way, try scraping them off with a 1.4mm flat-blade screwdriver. Could you advise me on what to use for scratching?. I have seen a video where they use a sandpaper that rotates. And… Read more »

Eclipse
Eclipse
June 8, 2020 6:50 PM

I installed a modbo 5.0 onto a V14 ps2. My issue is with backup PS2 DVD games will only work on first boot of the console (have disc inside and power console on). If I go into the ps2 browser I get the red screen "Please insert a Playstation 2 format disc" all other disc formats work with no issue. I have re-soldered points A, B, G, H, & I. I have even re-worked every point multiple of times. Is this a bad chip? or any ideas?

Eclipse
Eclipse
June 9, 2020 9:44 AM
Reply to  William Quade

PS1 backup/original work fine as well as PS2 CD backup/original. PS2 DVD originals work fine. It's only happening with PS2 DVD backups. I'm stumped. I've installed a new lens, same issue. I've also used multimeter and tested continuity on each point.

Eclipse
Eclipse
June 9, 2020 1:32 PM
Reply to  William Quade

No issues when disabling the chip. Obviously only originals only work at that point. I have a new chip coming in, I'm hoping it solves the issue.

Zeph
Zeph
June 16, 2020 5:19 PM
Reply to  Eclipse

Hey, I am having this same issue where everything works except PS2 Backups. Were you able to solve the problem? I've even checked continuity by finding the leg on the CD DVD drive chip and then touching the point on the modbo and the multimeter beeps.

Zeph
Zeph
June 17, 2020 12:23 AM
Reply to  Eclipse

Hey I ended up fixing mine by redoing the G, H, B, I, A, and Y connections. I also had Y ran under the legs of the big main chip and I took it out from under there as well. I now have it just running the same direction but not under the legs. Maybe that had something to do with it? I also took alcohol and cleaned my laser as well as cover every point on the chip and motherboard that connected to the chip with kynar tape to stop it from touching the metal by any chance.

Eclipse
Eclipse
June 18, 2020 10:08 AM
Reply to  Zeph

I have not fixed my issue. I got a new chip and removed all previous wires and soldered new wires. I'm still having the same issue. But again the DVD backup works only when I boot the console up the first time. If I boot up the console without a disc and go into the PS2 browser, insert my DVD game backup it will detect the disc. But if I then open the lid and switch to another DVD game backup or keep the same backup disc I get the PS2 red screen. Is this normal? I don't have this… Read more »

Zeph
Zeph
June 21, 2020 12:24 PM
Reply to  Eclipse

Hey I ended up replacing the laser and the ribbon cable in this one to get it to work. You may want to look into that. I thought I had it but it kept giving me errors. New laser works tho. Your laser is probably giving out. They're fairly cheap on Amazon. Easy to replace too. I use DVD+R but people say it can be different for every system.

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Eclipse
Eclipse
July 6, 2020 11:37 PM

My issue was fixed. I switched to using DVD+R and changed the booktype to DVD-ROM before burning onto a DVD. Disc works fine every time now.

ayoub
ayoub
August 14, 2020 12:33 PM

hi guys i'm know to this i seem can't find diagram for GH-040-02

ayoub
ayoub
August 14, 2020 12:50 PM
Reply to  William Quade

yeh thanks man i just find 'it

John nguyen
John nguyen
August 15, 2020 10:50 AM

Hello br, my ps GH-040-52 but name ScPh 75000
What map man?

John nguyen
John nguyen
August 16, 2020 8:32 AM
Reply to  William Quade

Thank bro, hey i find your fb

Jorick
Jorick
August 28, 2020 7:30 AM

Hello will the Modbo v1.2 plus work in my ps2 75001?

Jorick
Jorick
August 28, 2020 8:53 PM
Reply to  William Quade

ok. why is my ps2 75001 fan running when in standby mode (red light) is that normal?

EB
EB
October 19, 2020 9:24 PM

Hello,

I have installed a Modbo 5.0D chip. I have a 75001/GH-040-12 motherboard.

I used a combination of 2 different diagrams. My problem is, after installing it, there is no video output, I just get a black screen.

The PS2 seems to boot the system and spin the disc and then stop.

I have validated the connections and there appear to be no shorts. Is there anything else I should or can check?

Thank you in advance.

EB
EB
October 24, 2020 4:14 PM
Reply to  William Quade

I was unable to get into the config menu. Maybe I did (but I couldn't see it). I tried removing power from the chip to see if the system would boot, but no success. I believe there is some form of video output, as my TV goes from saying "No Signal" to a black screen. I checked the fuses that I could tell were fuses and they seem okay. Do you know the designation of any other fuses I should check? For the GH-040-12 board, I noticed there weren't any diagrams that matched the CX pin location, so I chose… Read more »

EB
EB
October 24, 2020 4:21 PM
Reply to  EB

A quick addendum to my last post.

I did a further test where I removed every wire from the Modbo and the system booted and had output. I am going to add every wire 1-by-1 and see if I can find the problem.

EB
EB
October 24, 2020 5:12 PM
Reply to  EB

Another quick addendum, I've isolated the problem to the "T" connection. Whenever, I connect this wire, I get no video output.

EB
EB
October 24, 2020 7:22 PM
Reply to  EB

I finally got it working. Turns out, I had the "W" wire connected to the wrong pin. Such a silly mistake. Thanks for the assistance.

David
David
January 8, 2021 4:12 PM

Can someone please help me identify the value of the surface mount resistor that point S connects to?
SCHP-75001 using the GH-040-51 diagram here:comment image

I accidentally lifted the resistor off the board and lost it and do not know what to replace it with. I was able to connect wires to either side of where it went so I can easily float in a new resistor.

Last edited 9 months ago by David
Brychu88
February 25, 2021 11:02 AM

Hello!
I really appreciate your work. I often use your guides. I have a question about modbo 4.0 mounted on the V14 motherboard. Do I have to mount a "laser fix" for this?

Brychu88
February 25, 2021 1:08 PM
Reply to  William Quade

Thank you very much for your help 🙂

phill bennett
phill bennett
March 11, 2021 6:43 AM

Im struggling with threading wire through the through holes any tips ? It had some stuff covering them and dunno how to remove it from the holes i used scratch pen but no luck so far

Gorphusis
Gorphusis
May 6, 2021 8:21 AM

I successfully got it working. I need to work on cleaning up the wiring but overall not too bad

Hendrik
Hendrik
May 12, 2021 5:35 AM

Modbo V1.39 to V5.0?
Hi Quade i recently aqquired a Ps2 Scph 75000 with motherboard G40-14 it has a really old Modbo V1.39 modchip and some weird little flex board soldered near the reset location can n simply swap the Modchip to a V5 one simple by soldering over the wires as i don't have the skills to solder the mother board those connecting points are way to small?

Last edited 5 months ago by Hendrik
Nego
Nego
May 12, 2021 8:21 PM

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

Barry
Barry
May 29, 2021 10:49 AM

Best diagram to use for gh 41-04 please and thank you

Barry
Barry
June 2, 2021 12:48 AM
Reply to  William Quade

Thank you

Ahsan
Ahsan
July 26, 2021 7:42 PM

I have the GH-40-52 and using the genuine Matrix Infinity. the diagram for GH-40-51 should work for this but what is #7? I looked at other diagrams and there seems to be a "Z" in the #7 area. The Matrix Infinity board or other boards don't have a "Z"?

Mike
Mike
September 25, 2021 11:16 AM

I have 75001 slim, motherboard GH-037-11. I have installed modbo 5.0 long time ago and it works great. Now recently, I have some weird quirks. If I insert a back up DVD-R or DVD+R game, I will see the Matrix boot logo but then later the red screen. PS1 official/backups and PS2 official games work fine. Sometimes the PS2 will turn on and its just a black screen and I have to reboot a few times before I get the matrix logo and boot into the OS. Not sure how to troubleshoot this. All connections look fine. I've ready possibly… Read more »

Mike
Mike
September 26, 2021 9:24 AM
Reply to  Mike

Quick update: I fixed it. I had a few loose or weak solder connections for some of the wires to the modchip itself. Once I fixed those, modchip works perfectly. Posted in case helps anyone in the future!