I think I broke my PSP Wifi chip.

Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Devante, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Devante
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    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    I was trying to see if I could fix a problem with my wifi not working on my PSP.

    I disassembled the PSP all the way to the wifi chip.
    Then I pried the chip a little to see if it just pulled away or if it was soldered on.

    Well I didn't pry very hard, but I heard a bunch of tiny little snaps all at once and the wifi chip came up to reveal about a hundred little circles on the PCB with matching circles on the bottom of the chip.

    Does this mean I just ruined my wifi for good?

    Also, will my PSP work with this damage done?
    Wifi isn't that important to me, so I don't mind not being able to use it, as long as I can use my PSP.

    Any advice is appreciated!
     
  2. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

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    Sounds like you have broken it for good. If you disconnect the Wifi board from the PSP mother board it might work . The only way to find out though is to do it [​IMG]
     
  3. Osaka

    Osaka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    im no expert, but that sounds very bad and unless you are a super expert at soldering, you might never be able to fix it... (if games still work, sell it as the wifi is broken and get a new one...)
     
  4. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

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    He said he doesn't care for wi-fi so why would you sell......
     
  5. Osaka

    Osaka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    opps. sorry.

    It was just a suggestion in case you ever wanted wifi... thats all ^^;
     
  6. Seccom Masada

    Seccom Masada GBAtemp Regular

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    Was this the first thing you tried? Because this seems just a little bit retarded to me.
     
  7. dodol

    dodol GBAtemp Regular

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    if it's not important, why you even bother to fix it ?
    unless you are really good w/ solder, I suggest you get motherboard replacement. (2nd isn't expensive)
     
  8. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    do you need wifi that bad ?
     
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