Features | InstallationUser Guides  | Price/Availability
Introduction 
The Messiah Team have made the next step and released the Messiah 2 PRO.

This is a 100% Non Swap solution which will you to load ALL Games and ALL Formats on ALL PAL (NZ/AUS/UK), USA or JAPAN/ASIAN PlayStation 2 game consoles without the need to swap or patch the media.

The Messiah 2 PRO chip will not make your console a Multi-zone DVD player. See the DVD Multi-Zone problem below.  

One feature that stands out is the ability to load ORIGINAL IMPORTS. Why wait months for the New Zealand (PAL) release of the latest games when you can buy the original USA or JAPAN release of the games from many of the online stores including:

Tronixs  - Tronix Multimedia Corp and NCS - National Console Support, Inc 
 
Features 
  • 100% Pure Messiah 2 PRO Code  - Not a clone or copy
  • Load PlayStation 2 and PlayStation/PSone titles from ALL Regions - whether the game originates from the USA, JAPAN/ASIA or EUROPE/UK/NZ/AUS regions.
  • Load PlayStation 2 and PlayStation/PSone titles no matter what the media is - whether the games are on Original DVD-Rom/CD-Rom media, HK Silver DVD-Rom/CD-Rom media or DVD-R/CD-R (Back-up) media. 
  • Multi-disc Game and DVD9 compatible
  • PS2/PSX mode selection is now simpler and more intuitive
  • Disable chip - The ability to “switch off” the chip has been included to permit the PS2 to behave as though there is no ModChip fitted (transparent).
  • Works in all New Zealand and Australian PlayStation 2 consoles including models SCPH 30002 (V3/V4), SCPH 35002 (V4), SCPH30002R (V5/V6), SCPH39002 (V7) and SCPH50002 (V9) Silver & Black models
  • Works in all other PAL PlayStation 2 consoles
  • Works in all USA PlayStation 2 consoles
  • Works in all JAPAN PlayStation 2 consoles
  • NTSC-PAL Screen Fix - Will make sure that all NTSC (USA and JAPAN) titles are displayed in a full size screen on a PAL (NZ) TV system. No more black bands above and below the display or oversized displays
  • NTSC-PAL Colour Fix* - Will allow NTSC (USA/JAPAN/ASIA) regions to be displayed in colour on a PAL TV system, otherwise your TV set may display the NTSC games in B&W.
  • Only 24 Wires to be connected - See Installation section below.
  • Pin markings - on the PCB for easier identification and installation.
  • Fully pin compatible with original Messiah design
  • Auto configuring - No jumpers need to be set, automatic region and version detection
  • NO Track cutting or Component removal
* Not a function of the Messiah 2 PRO chip but a simple mainboard hack to compliment the Messiah 2 PRO chip installation.
DVD Movie Playback and Macrovision:
The Messiah 2 PRO will NOT Multi-Zone your PlayStation 2 and you will not be able to view movies from other regions except only Region 4 - NZ/AUS and Region 0 - Zone free. Also the Messiah 2 PRO will not disable the Macrovision system. 

Work Arounds: 
You need to use one of the following Datel products: Action Replay 2v2 (ARv2) or DVD Region X. Both of these commercially released tools will allow your PS2 to become a DVD Multi-Zone player.

There is a public domain utility like Datel's Region X  Multi-Zone system. Simply download this file: DVD  Multi-Zone PAL (123K) , read the readme.txt and write the image to a CDR. I have not tried this tool myself and I have been advised that it works only on V4 Mainboards and not the V3, V5/V6, V7 or V9 Mainboards.   

For the Macrovision problem, I can supply a Macrovision Removal Modchip if required . A simple 4 wire install. Please note that the Macrovision chip will not work in all consoles and TV/Video setups.
 
Installation
Please ensure that you have read the DISCLAIMER - Installing the Messiah 2 PRO into your PlayStation 2  will NULL and VOID your warranty! 

The installation of the Messiah 2 PRO requires the right tools, materials and experience in soldering to surface mount components. There is a very high risk factor in installing this solution and it is recommended that you have someone who has very good soldering skills to install the Messiah 2 PRO for you otherwise you will end up with disaster on your hands as some of the soldering points are very small and difficult to solder. Messiah 2 PRO installation is not for the Amateur- be warned!!

 Click here to see some examples of my Messiah installations in the various NZ/AUS PlayStation 2's models. The photos are of installation's using the original Messiah, as opposed to the Messiah 2 PRO, however majority of the connections points for the Messiah 2 PRO are the same as the original Messiah chip.

1. Identify your model:
The list below will assist you in identifying your PlayStation 2 model.
 
What version Mainboard do I have (Applicable to NZ/AUS models only)?

You need to look at the label (similar or same as the one below) which is stuck to the left rear of your PlayStation 2 console. The label has the serial number and the model number of your PlayStation 2. The number we want is the model number which is shown in the RED box ie this label is from a SCPH 30002R console.




The various models in New Zealand and Australia are:
  • SCPH 30002, has a Version 3 or Version 4 Mainboard - This model will have 10 screws (under the 4 rubber feet and 6 plastic caps) on the bottom side holding the case together. Please note that there are also consoles labeled as SCPH 30002 but the actually are a  Version 4  Mainboard/Case.
     
  • SCPH 35002, has a Version 4 Mainboard - This model will have 8  screws (under the 4 rubber feet and 4 plastic caps) on the bottom holding the case together and a "Electrical Warning Hazard Label". Also the Expansion Port cover is constructed from plastic and tin plate.
     
  • SCPH 30002/R, has a Version 5 or Version 6 Mainboard - This model will have 8 screws (under the 4 rubber feet and 4 plastic caps) on the bottom holding the case together and a "Electrical Warning Hazard Label" Also the Expansion Port cover is constructed from plastic only and has a extra screw behind the Expansion Port as shown in this photo.
     
  • SCPH 39002, has a Version 7 Mainboard - This model will have 8 screws (under the 4 rubber feet and 4 plastic caps) on the bottom holding the case together and a "Electrical Warning Hazard Label" Also the Expansion Port cover is constructed from plastic only and has a extra screw behind the Expansion Port as shown in this photo. Identical to the SCPH 30002R, only different label.
  • SCPH 50002, has a Version 9 Mainboard - This model is easily identified by the missing i-Link port which was located below the controller ports on the front left hand side of the console.) There is now only the 2 USB ports as shown in this photo.

2. Installing the Messiah 2 PRO Chip
Below are links to the installation diagram pages for the various versions of Mainboard in New Zealand  - Select the appropriate one for your Mainboard and away you go. As I said earlier the installation should be carried out be someone who is competent at soldering to this level.

I use light hook-up wire for the 3.3VDC and Ground connections. I use 38swg enamel wire (which is like a strand of hair) preferably the self fluxing type (easier to solder) for the 8 connections on the V3 and the 4 connections on the V4 to the controller chip. And finally all other connections I use 30swg wire wrap wire. Apart from that use the right tools and check everything!!!! 

 

Installation Diagrams

Models indicated in RED are applicable for NZ/AUS PS2's

Mainboard Version Model
(x=0,1,2,3,4,5,6)
View Install Guide
in PDF format *
Download Install Guide (zip file)*
V0  SCPH 10000/15000 Messiah 2 - V0-Jap
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
Messiah 2 - V0(Jap) (630Kb)
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
V1  Version 1 (Early USA) Messiah 2 V1/V2
Diagrams only
Messiah 2 - V1/V2 (610Kb)
Diagrams only (7/12/02)
V2  Version 2 (Early USA) Messiah 2 - V1/V2
Diagrams only
Messiah 2 - V1/V2 (610Kb)
Diagrams only
V3 SCPH 3000x
SCPH 30002
Messiah 2 - V3
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
Messiah 2 - V3 (1Mb)
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
V4 SCPH 3500x
SCPH 35002
Messiah 2 - V4
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
Messiah 2 - V4 (570Kb)
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
V5/V6 SCPH 3000xR
SCPH 30002R
Messiah 2 - V5/V6
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
Messiah 2 - V5/V6 (980Kb)
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
V7 SCPH 3900x
SCPH 39002
Messiah 2 - V7
Guide version 1.2c (7/12/02)
Messiah 2 - V7 (950Kb)
Guide version1.2c
(7/12/02)
V9 SCPH 5000x
SCPH 50002
Messiah 2 - V9
Guide version 1.3 (26/10/03)
Messiah 2 - V9 (820Kb)
Guide version 1.3
(26/10/03)

* Messiah 2 Guides and Diagrams are the official installation documents released and are copyright to: Charlie_ps2 & Messiah2.com unless otherwise stated.

 
Messiah 2 PRO User Guides
Now that you have your Messiah 2 PRO installed - How do you use it?

For models SCPH 30002, SCPH 35002 and SCPH 39002 - use this User Guide
For models SCPH 50002 - use this User Guide
 

Pricing and Availability - As at 14 March 2004
Availability: In Stock
The Messiah 2 PRO I am currently installing/supplying is firmware release: 1.33b


Messiah 2 PRO Chip Price only: NZ$85.00 incl courier
Messiah 2 PRO Chip and Installation: NZ$160.00 excluding any freight costs

 

Messiah 2 PRO Chip Installation Pricing
Pricing includes Messiah 2 PRO chip, NTSC-PAL Colour Fix and Freight (if applicable)

Region  Return Freight Options
  Drop Off/Pick Up Over Night Courier Courier  Economy Parcel Post
Wellington NZ$160.00 N/A N/A N/A
Lower North Island
(within 150Km of Wellington
From Palmerston North down to Wellington)
N/A NZ$167.95 N/A NZ$165.95
Rest of North Island
(any place more than 150 km from Wellington ie any place north of Palmerston North)
N/A NZ$171.75 N/A NZ$167.95
South Island N/A NZ$183.45 NZ$174.85 NZ$170.95

Macromod chip (for selected models) can be installed at the same time for an extra: NZ$10.00

All pricing subject to change.

 
Further information: 
If you have any questions, queries etc please email  Andrew at Messiah@fatcat.co.nz

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