FITTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MODCHIP KIT
DISCLAIMER NOTICE Please read this before installing your chip
SEE SEPARATE INSTRUCTIONS FOR 7502 MODEL
This modchip is not designed as an official product to be used with the Sony Playstation. Playstation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment. The modchip is a microcontroller that has been programmed with specially written code/software that allows it to function as a modchip. The software in the chip is also not licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
This modchip is sold to you on the understanding that
If you continue on with this installation then you have agreed to all the terms above.
INSTALLATION OF THIS KIT (READ ALL THIS INFORMATION BEFORE INSTALLING)
NB IMPORTANT NOTE
You will need a soldering iron with a very fine tip, not one thats the size of a spade as there are some fine soldering points. If you are not too good with a soldering iron then I suggest you do not fit this chip yourself.
The model of the PSX is printed on the bottom of the PSX [SCPH-1002/55x2/700x]. If you have a 1002 model decide which board you have The newer 1002 series has two metallic contacts below and to the left of pin 5 on the diagrams attached, these metallic contacts are not present on the earlier 1002 series.
1. Removal of the Playstation cover.
2. Removal of the laser.
3. Removal of the controller unit [1002 Models Only].
4. Removal of the heavy bracket.
5. Removal of the circuit board [1002/55x2 MODELS ONLY].
6. Prepare chip & board.
7. Fit chip to board.
8. Finish off.
Never position the chip near the power supply. The best place is underneath the main board or on top of the metal bracket [700x].
When playing imports, you need to use an RGB SCART LEAD between your Playstation and TV or you will only be able to play the import games in black and white your TV screen may even roll!
Newer 55x2/700x Playstations
These have new boards but are as easy to convert. TAKE GREAT CARE when soldering, as some of the contacts are very fine. On 700x models take great care with pin 6, you are soldering directly top the chip so try not to overheat the chip.
It seems that when a machine with a chip in it exhibits some sort of problem or perceived deficiency, the mod chip is the first thing everyone blames. Folks, in 99% of the cases THE CHIP IS NOT THE PROBLEM! Here is a breakdown of common problems and their likely causes.
NB 1002 MODELS