Im getting a used Vita. Anything i should watch out for?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Red9419, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Red9419
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    Red9419 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Im getting a Vita in exchange for a E3 nor flasher on Tuesday. Anything i should watch out for? Can you get console banned on a vita? I dont think he does much hacking because he got surprised when i told him he could play pirated games on the ps3. Its the Oled model btw.
     
  2. flavio

    flavio Advanced Member

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    see if his firmware is < or = 3.55!
     
  3. Lumstar

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    Screen scratches. Vita by default has, quite obviously I might add, nothing to guard it.
     
  4. nonamejohn

    nonamejohn GBAtemp Regular

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    burn in from the oled is something to look for.
     
  5. xy2_

    xy2_ GBAtemp Regular

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    Oled burn is definitely something you should watch out for; I got my vita with some minor burns (nothing too severe though.)

    The other thing you should watch out for is the indeniable pain of firmwares. If the guy hasn't used his vita in several months, it's likely that it will be on a good firmware, otherwhise.. you have no choice but to get fucked (or sell it and get a better firmware if you are desesperate about hacks/piracy.)
     
  6. flavio

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    the OLED screen is damaged is to change, but it's quite boring withdraw, is the most for a specialist technician in portable
     
  7. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    If you are not a poor-kid-firmware-whore you should buy a new one and just buy your games. Hack/piracy scene on Vita is slow, boring and complicated.

    Pip'
     
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