These informations are usefull for the peoples whom are insterested in hardware troubleshooting of PSP. But I was thinking that you will talk about any software cracking regarding PSP. Whatever, Nice work.
cool. i had been waiting for the cracking of this device. i forward to many other electronic devices.
hi I bought a broken psp with the joystick defective. Thanks for the tutorial, will be useful when I open it up. CRay
How come you took so long taking this thing apart, there was loads of websites out there who got into the PSP just after it launched...
Was you able to discover which is the technology inside this interesting portable player. Does it use Intel, AMD or Sony's microchips?????
It uses a MIPS R4000 cpu that is capable of 333MHz but Sony locks it to 222MHz for PSP games (which will soon change to accomodate more intense games -- hacked firmware users are able to change the cpu speed anytime they want). This is the same architecture the N64 used (albeit much faster) and is an upgrade to the MIPS R3000 the PS2 used.
I found out the hard way that those ribbon cables for the screen DO come off, very easily, if you know how I didnt work it out, until i had broken the plastic holding the ribbon cables on.....oops.....new screen AND new motherboard needed....
Purely because you now what Sony are like witht hings like this! though at leas we know it is very well built! I mean if techRepublic can't crack the thing open completely then it prob won;t crack apart when you knock it around a bit...Though i'm still not gonna risk it with my one just yet!
This is a waste of time - no insight for the reader, just taking of screws and glue. Big deal. Reader learns nothing.
It's sad that you just subscribe and post a negative comment right away when this is not the first article on this series of "cracking open". Thanks to all the guys of TechRepublic for took his time in these projects and share them with all of us (in this and other forums). Congrats Anthony, now I won't have to open my PSP!!
The laser had popped in mine, this gave me an idea of what I'll encounter when I rip it down and swap the laser out. Thanks for the insight!
That is not true. YOU might not have gotten anything from it, but I did. Thank you for this. I have always wondered about these things. I have NEVER seen one, much less held one. So now I have a much better idea of what they are and what they look like. (I've never seen any game console... isn't that pathetic!)