Unknown old PS2 Modchip
Hi. I recently got my hands on a V3 PS2 (SCPH-30004) and it's in perfect condition. The only thing I got to do was to clean the lense and adjust the laser a little bit.
Now, by accident a friend of mine got an identical console from the net as a bonus (spare parts) and gave it to me as I might need it being the fact that both consoles are the same exact model.
I opened up the console and I saw it has a modchip, but it's a very old model I think as it's big (45mm X 49mm), has 38 wires and it has 6 chips on it's pcb (single layer pcb)
I thought about reusing this chip to mod my good console but I have no ideea of the chip usage, no diagram and no ideea what it supports. I heard that there are chips that boot PS2 games by pressing reset button once and PS1/DVD by tapping twice the reset button. So I'm not very sure it worth the hassle to install an unknown 38 wires chip in my console...
I will attach a picture hoping that someone can help me identifying this chip.
Thanks in advance for any help.
i remember doing a ~40 wire install with a neo4 chip. judging by the quality of the pcb, it looks to me maybe a knockoff. i am by no means a pro modder so someone else can chime in, but i would check and see if the install is the same, then most likely operation of the chip would be the same as well.
Thanks for answer but the install is not the same as Neo4.
Originally Posted by Bgnome
While it doesn't look like an neo4, it does like that trash does the same trick as the NEO4: replace a portion of the PS2 ROM with it's own (see the square PLCC chip ? that's either a flash or an OTP eprom).
Get rid of that and fit anything else. Even a low end MODBO is better than that old chip.
i remember the 40 pin modchips ahh good times
My console got a modbo 5.0 "upgrade" (r1.93 iirc) + a network adapter and it's now happily r.i.p. collecting dust in it's special corner ;) (with the full set of accessories :D)
EDIT: I'm considering a dead v12 HDD mod in the near future... (when I'll get around some spare time and money)