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Most motherboards have several sub-revisions that are not listed separately. On fat motherboards, the subrevision is denoted by the number after the last hyphen in the item No. On slim motherboards, it is written after the board number (e.g. GH-032-11).

Playstation 2 Fat Motherboard Models[edit]

GH-00X[edit]

GH-001[edit]

  • Year 2000
  • Models SCPH-10000
  • Chassis A
  • Japanese launch revision
  • Has a green solder mask, which is unique among PS2 consoles
  • Incomplete BIOS (no DVD player); DVD player can be installed onto a memory card using an update disc
  • Buggy DVD player (version 1.00) that allows region free (but 60 Hz only) playback using some trick as well as RGB-output during DVD-playback, which was disabled on later versions
  • Later production models might come with an updated BIOS that blocks installation and startup of DVD player 1.00, as well as an updated MechaCon, just like GH-003 does
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -12

GH-003[edit]

  • Year 2000
  • Models SCPH-15000, SCPH-18000 (besides GH-008)
  • Chassis A (in SCPH-15000), A+ (in SCPH-18000)
  • First board to use a blue solder mask, as do all later boards
  • Some small component changes (resistor packs instead of discrete resistors between EE and GS and some other places, some other small SMD components changed around GS and near the drive connector etc)
  • In SCPH-15000, DVD player still needs to be installed first (in a newer, partially fixed version (v 1.01), that seemingly can also be used on SCPH-10000), but BIOS disallows use of the buggy version 1.00
  • In SCPH-18000, DVD player is preinstalled (v 2.0)
  • In SCPH-18000, it has a different boot-ROM installed on a daughter board on the bottom, while the normal bootrom pads are left unpopulated
  • Updated MechaCon for speedier tray opening/closing
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -11
    • -21

GH-004 + GD-011[edit]

  • Year 2000
  • Models SCPH-30001
  • Chassis B
  • US launch revision (together with GH-005)
  • Has DVD-player preinstalled, just like every later board
  • Has a daughterboard (GD-011, not the same as with GH-005) containing voltage regulators, Syscon, EEPROM, RTC (with battery) and CR2032 coin cell
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -12

GH-005 + GD-012[edit]

  • Year 2000
  • Models SCPH-30001
  • Chassis B'
  • US launch revision (together with GH-004)
  • Has DVD-player preinstalled, just like every later board
  • Probably exists to make use of remaining first revision GS (CXD2934GB) stock
  • Has a daughterboard (GD-012, not the same as with GH-004) containing voltage regulators, Syscon, EEPROM, RTC (with battery) and CR2032 coin cell
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -11

GH-006 + GD-013[edit]

  • Year 2000 - 2001
  • Models SCPH-30001, SCPH-30002, SCPH-30004
  • Chassis C
  • European launch revision (together with GH-007)
  • Completely interchangeable with GH-007
  • Has a daughterboard (GD-013, same as with GH-007) containing voltage regulators, Syscon, EEPROM, RTC (with battery) and CR2032 coin cell
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -11
    • -21

GH-007 + GD-013[edit]

  • Year 2000 - 2001
  • Models SCPH-30002, SCPH-30003, SCPH-30004
  • Chassis C'
  • European launch revision (together with GH-006)
  • Completely interchangeable with GH-006
  • Probably exists to make use of remaining first revision GS (CXD2934GB) stock
  • Has a daughterboard (GD-013, same as with GH-006) containing voltage regulators, Syscon, EEPROM, RTC (with battery) and CR2032 coin cell
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -11
    • -21

GH-008[edit]

  • Year 2000-2001
  • Models SCPH-18000
  • Chassis AB
  • First japanese version with built-in DVD player (besides later GH-003 boards that were also used in SCPH-18000 consoles at the same time)
  • Uses (mostly) B-chasssis components in an A-chassis form factor, hence the name
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -11

GH-01X[edit]

GH-010[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-30000, SCPH-30001, SCPH-30002, SCPH-30003 (serial prefix "B"), SCPH-35001, SCPH-35002, SCPH-35003, SCPH-35004, SCPH-35005
  • Chassis D
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-012[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis D'
  • Probably exists to make use of remaining first revision GS (CXD2934GB) stock
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-013[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis D
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-014[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis D'
  • Probably exists to make use of remaining first revision GS (CXD2934GB) stock
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-015[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-30000R, SCPH-30001R, SCPH-30002R, SCPH-30003R, SCPH-30004R, SCPH-30005R, SCPH-30006R
  • Chassis F
  • EEPROM + RTC integrated into single chip on some subrevisions of this board and on any later boards
  • New MechaCon-revision in BGA case (this is NOT the "Dragon" MechaCon used from GH-023 onwards)
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -12
    • -22
    • -31
    • -41

GH-016[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-30000
  • Chassis D (apparently, Sony started designing this board after the F-chassis board GH-015)
  • Probably only used in japanese consoles
  • Apparently the last board to use the old GS (CXD2934GB)
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-017[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis G
  • SPU2's RAM is integrated into the SPU2 chip itself
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-019[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-37000, SCPH-39000, SCPH-39001, SCPH-39002, SCPH-39003, SCPH-39004, SCPH-39006, SCPH-39007, SCPH-39008
  • Chassis G
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-02X[edit]

GH-022[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-37000, SCPH-39000, SCPH-39001, SCPH-39002, SCPH-39003, SCPH-39004, SCPH-39006, SCPH-39007, SCPH-39008
  • Chassis G
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-023[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-50000, SCPH-50001, SCPH-50002, SCPH-50003, SCPH-50004, SCPH-50005, SCPH-50006, SCPH-50007, SCPH-55000
  • Chassis H
  • This board and every later board comes with the newer ARM-based "Dragon" MechaCon, which also takes over the functions of SysCon as well as EEPROM and RTC
  • This board and every later fat board uses different driver ICs (LA6508 and LB11971) for the drive electronics; the LA6508 is known for dying/shorting and sometimes additionaly killing the laser with it
  • New RF-amp/front-end-processor in drive electronics: Texas Instruments SP3727D
  • No iLink-port anymore
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -41

GH-026[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-50000, SCPH-50001, SCPH-50002, SCPH-50003, SCPH-50004, SCPH-50005, SCPH-50006, SCPH-50007
  • Chassis I
  • SPU2 + SSBUS-Controller combined into single chip (CXD2955R)
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-027[edit]

  • Existence of this board is unconfirmed; it is mentioned in some places on the internet
  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-029[edit]

  • Year 2004
  • Models
  • Chassis J
  • Uses SP3751A RF-amp/front-end-processor for the laser in the drive electronics, just like every slim PS2 until including GH-052 does, probably to support the PVR-702W laser that is exclusively used in J-chassis consoles
  • Uses a 24-pin connector insted of 30-pin for the laser cable, to support the PVR-702 laser
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -11
    • -21

Playstation 2 Slim Motherboard Models[edit]

GH-03X[edit]

GH-032[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis K
  • Later sub-revisions employ a factory fix for the infamous laser-killing glitch
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-035[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis K
  • Later sub-revisions employ a factory fix for the infamous laser-killing glitch
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-036[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis L
  • Introduces new PPC 405 based IOP with external 4MB DDR-SDRAM, which emulates functions of the old MIPS-based IOP as well as SPEED; has some compatibility issues
  • As the functions of SPEED were integrated into the IOP, having an SSBUS-controller became obsolete, thus the combined SSBUS-Controller + SPU2 chip (CXD2955R) that was introduced with GH-026 got "downgraded" to the older SPU2 (+SPU2 RAM) chip (CXD2947R), that was introduced way back with GH-017
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-037[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis L
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-04X[edit]

GH-040[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis L
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-041[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis L
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-05X[edit]

GH-051[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis M
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-052[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis M
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-06X[edit]

GH-061[edit]

  • Year
  • Models
  • Chassis N
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-062[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-79001A
  • Chassis N
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-07X[edit]

GH-070[edit]

  • Year
  • Models SCPH-9000?
  • Chassis P
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-071[edit]

  • Year 2007-2008
  • Models SCPH-90001, SCPH-90002, SCPH-90003, SCPH-90004, SCPH-90005, SCPH-90006, SCPH-90007, SCPH-90008, SCPH-90009, SCPH-90010
  • Chassis R
  • Known sub-revisions:

GH-072[edit]

  • Year 2008-2012
  • Models SCPH-90001, SCPH-90002, SCPH-90003, SCPH-90004, SCPH-90005, SCPH-90006, SCPH-90007, SCPH-90008, SCPH-90009, SCPH-90010, BRAVIA KDL22PX300 (with different ROM from normal PAL boards, otherwise identical)
  • Chassis R
  • Some changes to make the smaller EMI shield fit
  • Known sub-revisions:

PSX Motherboard Models[edit]

XPD-001[edit]

  • Year 2003 - 2004
  • Models DESR-5000, DESR-7000, DESR-5100, DESR-5100S, DESR-7100
  • Chassis X
  • Both PSX motherboards have a total of 72 MB RDRAM, unlike normal PS2s' 32 MB
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -21

XPD-005[edit]

  • Year 2004 - 2005
  • Models DESR-5500, DESR-7500, DESR-5700, DESR-7700
  • Chassis X
  • Both PSX motherboards have a total of 72 MB RDRAM, unlike normal PS2s' 32 MB
  • Unlike XPD-001, this board has several daughter boards:
    • One large daughter board (XRC-005) with analog video interfaces as well as the Ethernet transceiver
    • One smaller daughter board (XCP-005) with the SPEED chip, an unknown Pioneer chip (PE7003D) and an Altera FPGA (with it's configuration EEPROM and a programming header)
      • The FPGA likely does AVC/H264 encoding for the PSP/MS video export feature
      • A similarily named Pioneer chip (PE7005A) is found in some Pioneer DVR (DVR-920H-S), where it is labelled as an I/O expander in the service manual
    • DESR-7500 and DESR-7700 also have an additional third daugher board (XDV-005) on the opposite side of the main board, which contains the iLink-interface controller
    • Some, but not all XPD-005 boards have a small pcb (XDI-002) with a few components soldered with two wires directly to the motherboard. Boards without this additional board have a small MLCC on these pads.
  • This board also contains 2 LEDs connected to DVRP which are invisible from the outside but light up when the console is powered on. It is not known what is indicated by these LEDs.
  • Known sub-revisions:
    • -11
    • -21
    • -22