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I hope the OP isn't upset that I hijacked his thread, but I'd like to add something, for the sake of accuracy.

Most of the online testimonials report the case of the battery left inside the PSP unused for a long time, and then found with the lid broken and the battery already swollen. šŸ¤”

I've never heard of it swelling afterwards, during charging: obviously in this case it was already swelling, but it wasn't visible yet...šŸ˜‰
That seems unlikely. It won't swell just by being left in storage, it swells when you try to charge it up, or potentially at some point after charging it up (like when you're using it) as charging a faulty battery (when it goes below 2.5V it's considered faulty per the manufacturer's datasheet, they all say 2.5V) accelerates the damage. That's been my experience every time.
 

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You don't need a Pandora battery for permanent custom firmware anymore. Just grab a regular battery and follow the guide for your model: https://wololo.net/cfw4dummies/

It's been a while, but the setup I had was that Pandora was always enabled and I used a bootloader to select different options e.g. boot older firmware, firmware backup/restore, etc.

It wasn't essential, but it was a nice convenient setup for me.
 

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It's the same size as an original MSPD. Apparently the PSP takes a very long time to load the games with bigger cards so I wouldn't go too big. PSP games are about a gig each, you can fit a lot on a 64 or 128 GB card.
Sorry for jumping back in the conversation, but I don't think I saw anyone mention this... The slowdown can be offset by using the "Memory Stick Speedup" setting in the recovery menu, else even a 128GB card will get boggy in my experience. I have a 200GB mSD in my modded Go right now and wait times are extremely reasonable, just a few seconds. But yes, the bigger you go, the more the poor little PSP has to work to read the card and display the information.
 
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That seems unlikely. It won't swell just by being left in storage, it swells when you try to charge it up
If you did a simple Google search you'd see that all the results talk about batteries found ALREADY inflated, after years of nonuse, and not inflated during charging. :teach:
 

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It's been a while, but the setup I had was that Pandora was always enabled and I used a bootloader to select different options e.g. boot older firmware, firmware backup/restore, etc.

It wasn't essential, but it was a nice convenient setup for me.
I remember that, but practically speaking basically none of that is needed anymore. The scene has progressed so far you set everything up once and it'll just work, chances of bricking something is incredibly low and outside of some obscure homebrew titles you shouldn't need to downgrade to anything either.
 
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Sorry ive been away for a while guys, bit busy. See the thread kinda exploded a bit while i was gone! I'm still looking at choosing a battery because quite frankly still not sure on which one to trust or not. As for the memory card i guess its a good thing i have some kind of an older backup ive copied from 3 separate computers onto the next when upgrading because the pro duo stick i did have is dead. Tried plugging it into PC and it wont read and PSP doesn't read it either. Whats interesting is that my custom background is still being read, guess its loaded on ROM or something...
Your multi SD card thing, how exactly does it interact with a PSP? Does it read both cards or only one at a time? Anyway with the card i wouldn't go higher than 16GB or 32GB considering i only used to have 8GB before that. That and a good chunk of my games that were stored on CD's/DVDS that i have to find too and i never really minded deleting and copying games back again, guess its a good thing i can rerip my PS1 games at least lol.
 

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Sorry ive been away for a while guys, bit busy. See the thread kinda exploded a bit while i was gone! I'm still looking at choosing a battery because quite frankly still not sure on which one to trust or not. As for the memory card i guess its a good thing i have some kind of an older backup ive copied from 3 separate computers onto the next when upgrading because the pro duo stick i did have is dead. Tried plugging it into PC and it wont read and PSP doesn't read it either. Whats interesting is that my custom background is still being read, guess its loaded on ROM or something...
Your multi SD card thing, how exactly does it interact with a PSP? Does it read both cards or only one at a time? Anyway with the card i wouldn't go higher than 16GB or 32GB considering i only used to have 8GB before that. That and a good chunk of my games that were stored on CD's/DVDS that i have to find too and i never really minded deleting and copying games back again, guess its a good thing i can rerip my PS1 games at least lol.
The multicard adapters show both cards as one to the PSP. However considering you don't want to go balls to the wall crazy on storage I'd suggest getting an adapter with only one slot, those things are generally more reliable.
 

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The multicard adapters show both cards as one to the PSP. However considering you don't want to go balls to the wall crazy on storage I'd suggest getting an adapter with only one slot, those things are generally more reliable.
Got a suggestion on which one to use? Also been looking at a couple of batteries was looking at these 2 so far
Battery 1
Battery 2
Although as you can see battery 2 is way more expensive so more or less looking at the first one
 

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Aftermarket batteries have been sitting in inventory for many years. the cells in those batteries are already reaching the end of their life. It would be better to just replace the cell in your PSP battery, as the cell would probably be much newer.

I have posted the sizes of the battery that you would replace the old cell with. Replace the battery cell by removing the old one from inside. Solder the new cell on the battery PCB, and enclose it with the old battery casing. Tape the sides to keep it closed but also accessible for the future.
PSP Battery Replacement
wMX2Js8.jpeg
 

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Aftermarket batteries have been sitting in inventory for many years. the cells in those batteries are already reaching the end of their life. It would be better to just replace the cell in your PSP battery, as the cell would probably be much newer.

I have posted the sizes of the battery that you would replace the old cell with. Replace the battery cell by removing the old one from inside. Solder the new cell on the battery PCB, and enclose it with the old battery casing. Tape the sides to keep it closed but also accessible for the future.
PSP Battery Replacement
wMX2Js8.jpeg
I've never soldered anything unfortunately and i dont have the most steady of hands either
 
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