VERSION GUIDE HERE
How do I know
which PlayStation2 model I have?
On the back side of your Playstation2 you
find a number beginning with "SCPH-",
the following number is the model number!
These are the same as v9 below though the main
mother board will be coded GH 026
- These consoles will either be Black or Satin Sliver in
- have an Infrared Remote sensor located between the
- Power and Eject
buttons of the front of the console.
SCPH Number will be from 50001 to 50004 Main
board will be GH 023
- If your model number is SCPH-39000, 39001, 39002, 39003, 39004 or 37000.
- The main board will be labelled GH-022 and if you look at
the main BIOS chip
- on the mother board you will see that its coded
If your model number is SCPH-39000, 39001,
39002, 39003, 39004 or 37000.
The model numbers can be SCPH-30000R,
SCPH-30001 R, SCPH-30002 R,
SCPH-30003 R, SCPH-30004 R, SCPH-30006 R
also some SCPH-30000, SCPH-30001, SCPH-30002, SCPH-30003
and SCPH-30004 PS2 have
a V5/V6 main board.
(The model shown below is used for reference
Make sure to double check that the
screw shown below is actually in your system.
Simply take out the expansion
slot cover, turn round your PS2 and check to see
if the screw shown below is in
your console, if it is you have a V5/V6 console.
If you don't have the
screw in the expansion slot you have either a new V7 PS2
or an older V1-V4 PS2
The only way that you can now tell if you have
a v5 or v6 console is to remove
the cover and have a look at the connector shown
The model number can
be SCPH-30000, SCPH-30001, 35001,
SCPH-30002, 35002, SCPH-30003, 35003,
If the marked screw doesn't show up in the expansion bay of
then please take a look on the bottom of the PS2 case. If there is
electrical hazard warning on the bottom of the case then it is a
V2, V3 Identification.
Turn the PlayStation upside-down
and check how many screws there are.
The screws are covered by black plastic
or rubber hole covers.You can easily remove
the screw covers by prying them
off with a small flat head precision screwdriver.
If you have 10 bottom screws you have a V1,
V2 or V3 PS2 model.
Version 4, 5/6 and 7 consoles can be differentiated from
as they only have 8 screw covers on the underside of the
Console Versions 1 to 3
Console Version 4, 5/6 and 7