Name That Chip!
I inherited an extra mod chip years ago and never had a second PS2 to put it in. I have since acquired a (damaged but working) second unit, and found the old mod chip recently while cleaning our old junk. But I have a problem. This chip is so old that the included instructions only cover 3 types of SCPH-30001, while the unit I have now is SCPH-39001. There is a pretty good chance the chip won't work with this much newer of a unit, but I figure it is worth at least checking on. I figure the first step is trying to figure out what kind of chip it is.
The chip itself is a generic 12c508a, so no help there. Turning to the instructions, I find myself with two sheets. One is a single 8.5x11" page in black and white titled "PS2 ModChip Installation Instructions" that details removing and replacing the cover and laser unit. If anyone happens to have this sort of document in a text file, a key phrase that you might search for is "Step 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 are only necessary if your PS2 is". The other sheet is a larger glossy page with color diagrams showing the 8 wire connection points for SCPH 30001 board types 1 2 and 3, as well as a short section on how to use the modded system with sections like so:
How to use your PS2 ModChip:
PS2Originals and PSX Originals:
Method 3 (only for US PS2, no Game Shark 2 is needed for this method):
This page also includes a (now defunct) url of http://www.modchip.com/ps2/directions.htm as a place to locate patches needed when using boot methods that involve holding in the power button.
If anyone can help me identify this chip I would most appreciate it. Further information regarding its (lack of) forward compatibility with newer console models would also be appreciated, as would links to updated directions if it will work.
That's some neo crap which involves swapping.
Get a real autoboot modchip.
autoboot chips didnt exist when this one was made. i know that today its so lame that modchip.com doesnt even list it any more, but its what ive got and what i want to try to use.
I don't think there are diagrams for V7.
Even if they exist, I can't stress enough not to install this chip.
It's really not worth the hassle.
did i mention the ps2 in question is melted?
you mean you have a broken PS2 and now you want to mod it with an old, unknown and possibly broken modchip ?
Why would you want to put these 2 items together is beyond me, if the chip is mouldy ( with age) whats the point, unless you are honing your soldering skills that is. My advice, throw both in the bin, minus any parts of any use, have fun:) :)
you would be better off using some cheap clone chip than that old chip
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