do PSP 3000 hardmods exist?

Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by LiveLatios, May 27, 2016.

  1. LiveLatios
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    this isn't the hardmods you are thinking about... unless it's actual hardware mods unlike the NAND ones for CFW... what i mean are actual hardware replacements, for example:

    Has anyone ever replaced the analog stick on the psp with a better one? like the 3ds circle pad.

    Or replaced the screen with a better screen, for example.. IPS

    How about building the PSP Eyetoy inside the system itself?

    also, replaced the speakers with better, higher quality ones?

    i would totally want all of the above on my psp.. along with a longer battery life...
     
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    I've seen people replace N64 Joysticks with the analog stick from the GC, so anything is possible if know what you are doing.
     
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    I have not seen any kits like you get for some other consoles, much less ones I would rate. However each of the things you describe is well within reason for someone with some electrical engineering skills, or indeed basic soldering skills in the case of the speakers (or not if you just want to stick an altoids amp in line)..

    Screen replacement tends to be fun though and I am not seeing lower volume custom screen makers, and even higher volume is not the easiest, like we see for batteries and PCBs.

    On the eyetoy then I dare say most would look into making a game specific console for that one. What game would you have in mind?
     
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    Game specific console? I thought it would just be a cool gimmick to have one built in
     
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    Most game consoles and controllers are designed to be a jack of all trades, some people that only play one game or one franchise then make mods to improve that one game/franchise. Said mods often come at the cost of ease of use for everything else which is OK for some if they really like that one game.

    Looking at the PSP eyetoy stuff it would involve making a new shell and some wiring. Nothing drastic but quite annoying for the average person to pull off thanks to the shell thing.
     
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    i have seen dual analogues made remapped into buttons, i ahve seen the UMD tray replaced by a speaker a large one at that its just a matter of doing it
     
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    the analog stick would obviously be for the games that require it as a main control.. like midnight club, GTA, Untold Legends, etc.. my thumb always gets sweaty and then the stick becomes really hard to use because it's all slippery