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How to Identify console version

By the Model Number:

  • 30001 and 10 case screws = Versions 1 through 3
  • 30001 and 8 case screws = Versions 4
  • 30001R = Versions 4 through 7 *see below
  • 35001 = Version 4 (look for battery on right side of internal DVD drive)
  • 39001 = Version 7 always
  • 50001 = Version 9  or V10 (power button built on to drive)


*The 30001R can be a Version 4, Version 5 or Version 6. Check the Expansion Bay of your PS2 and see if there is a screw in the Expansion Bay. If there is, then your PS2 is Version 5 or Version 6. If not, it is Version 4.

 

To further identify whether you have a Version 5 or Version 6 PS2, you have to open up your PS2 and check the mainboard of your PS2.

 

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ankarah.com has compiled a table of all current known Console versions, along with Motherboard version, bios version and bios style.
There is every possibility of course that there are some mistakes (possibly around v4/v5 JAP and v7/v8)but we thank them for the information.

Version Identification USA JAP PAL
v0 SPCH-10000 - 18000 N/A SCPH 10000 (GH-001)
SCPH 15000 (GH-003)
SCPH 15000 TI (GH-003)
SCPH 18000 (GH-008) (BIOS 010)
SCPH 18000 (GH-008) (BIOS 020)
N/A
v1 Model # SCPH-30001
Number of console case screws = 10
motherboard = see Version 2
Serial # begins with U1
Reset/Eject connects w/ a cord not a ribbon cable
SCPH 30001 (GH-004) (BIOS 010) N/A N/A
v2 Model # SCPH-30001
Number of console case screws = 10
motherboard = GH-004, GH-005
Serial # begins with U0
SCPH 30001 (GH-005) (BIOS 010) N/A N/A
v3 Model # SCPH-30001
Number of console case screws = 10
motherboard = GH-006
Serial # begins with U2
SCPH 30001 (GH-006) (BIOS 020) GAP
SCPH 30001 (GH-006) (BIOS 020) NOGAP
N/A SCPH 30002 (AUS) (GH-007) (BIOS 020) GAP
SCPH 30002 (AUS) (GH-007) (BIOS 020) NOGAP
SCPH 30003 (UK) (GH-007) (BIOS 020) GAP
SCPH 30003 (UK) (GH-007) (BIOS 020) NOGAP
SCPH 30004 (EUR) (GH-007) (BIOS 020) GAP
SCPH 30004 (EUR) (GH-007) (BIOS 020) NOGAP
v4 Model # SCPH-30001, SCPH-35001
Number of console case screws = 8
motherboard = GH-010, GH-013
Serial # begins with U3, U4, U5 or U6
SCPH 30001 (GH-010) (BIOS 030) GAP
SCPH 30001 (GH-010) (BIOS 030) NOGAP
SCPH 35001 (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) GAP
SCPH 35001 (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) NOGAP
SCPH 30000 (GH-010) (BIOS 030) GAP
SCPH 30000 (GH-010) (BIOS 030) NOGAP
SCPH 35000 (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) GAP
SCPH 35000 (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) NOGAP
SCPH 30002 (AUS) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) GAP
SCPH 30002 (AUS) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) NOGAP
SCPH 35002 (AUS) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) GAP
SCPH 35002 (AUS) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) NOGAP
SCPH 30003 (UK) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) GAP
SCPH 30003 (UK) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) NOGAP
SCPH 35003 (UK) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) GAP
SCPH 35003 (UK) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) NOGAP
SCPH 30004 (EUR) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) GAP
SCPH 30004 (EUR) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) NOGAP
SCPH 35004 (EUR) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) GAP
SCPH 35005 (EUR) (GH-010) (BIOS 030) (GT3 PACK) NOGAP
v5 Model # SCPH-30001R
Number of console case screws = 8
motherboard = see Version 7
SCPH 30001R (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
(EARLY VERSIONS HAD v4 BOARD)
SCPH 30000R (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30005R (KOREA) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30006R (HK) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30007R (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
(EARLY VERSIONS HAD v4 BOARD)
SCPH 30002R (AUS) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30003R (UK) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30004R (EUR) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
(EARLY VERSIONS HAD v4 BOARD)
v6 Model # SCPH-30001R
Number of console case screws = 8
motherboard = see Version 7
Serial # begins with F
SCPH 30001R (GH-015) (BIOS 040) SCPH 30006R (HK) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30007R (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30002R (AUS) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30003R (UK) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
SCPH 30004R (EUR) (GH-015) (BIOS 040)
v7 Model # SCPH-39001
Number of console case screws = 8
motherboard = GH-015, GH-017, GH-019, GH-022
SCPH 39001 (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 070 & 080) SCPH 37000 (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 070)
SCPH 39000 (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 070 & 080)
SCPH 39006 (HK) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 080)
SCPH 39007 (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 080)
SCPH 39008 (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 080)
SCPH 39002 (AUS) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 080)
SCPH 39003 (UK) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 080)
SCPH 39004 (EUR) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 080)
v8 Model #  SCPH 39000 N/A SCPH 39000 (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS  090)
SCPH 39006 (HK) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS  090)
SCPH 39007 (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS  090)
SCPH 39002 (AUS) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 090)?
SCPH 39003 (UK) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 090)?
SCPH 39004 (EUR) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS 090)?
SCPH 39008 (RUSSIA) (GH-019 & GH-022) (BIOS  090)
v9 Model # SCPH-50001
Number of console case screws = 8
Date code = 3C, dvd driver = 3.00, motherboard = GH-023
N/A - NEW DRAGON MODEL SCPH 50000 (GH-N/A) (BIOS N/A) (DVD v3.00)
SCPH 55000 (GH-N/A) (BIOS N/A) (DVD v3.10) (40GB HD)
NEW DRAGON MODEL (Released May 15th 2003)
N/A - NEW DRAGON MODEL
V10 Model # SCPH-50001
Number of console case screws = 8
Date code = 3D, dvd driver = 3.02, motherboard = GH-026

Credits for information: www.psxforum.com , www.mod-chip.com www.langleystudios.com, and www.ankarah.com

 

 

 

 

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