Check Used PSP Motherboard?

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  1. Salax
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    I'm going to buy a used PSP 2000 from GameStop. I plan on moddng it. Is there any way I can check the motherboad before buying it to verify that it has a hackable motherboard?
     
  2. BoxShot

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    No not really. AFAIK only thing they would let you do is try it out. If you find one at 3.95 or lower it is hackable.
     
  3. Salax
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    K, thanks. So there's no marking on it or anything I can look for?
     
  4. nitrostemp

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    look at the tag on the psp that has the model version
     
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    Buy a Pandora. Make a MMS. Go into the shop and ask to look at their used PSP's. Say you want to check that there are no dead pixels and that the MS reader still works. BINGO!
     
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    Buy one of the special edition bundles which are known to be hackable. If you can't find any of those at Gamestop, you'll surely find them on ebay. I got the Daxter one (which doesn't have stupid drawings and/or colors on it which other bundles like God Of War or StarWars ones have) from there.
     
  8. Jamstruth

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    Simpler way: Ask to check used PSP 2000s for scratches etc. and just take out the battery. There's a date code in there if I remember rightly but I can't remember what the code is that signifies its only PHA
     
  9. Taik

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    When I bought mine I said "could I check if there's no scratches and stuff ?" and just looked under the battery lol
     
  10. Salax
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    Thanks for all your responses. I'll try the date code method. If it turns out not to he hackable I can always return it and get a new one.