Please identify differences between PSP 2000 Olds and News

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  1. Raiser
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    Hi again,

    So I've read that the PSP 3000 cannot be hacked as of yet.
    And I've read that the newer PSP 2000s cannot be hacked yet as well.

    When I go to a store, what are the odds of them carrying a new (as in unused) PSP 2000s (old)?
    Stores such as Sears, Zellers, EB Games, Costco (xD). I live in Canada by the way. xD

    If they do carry 2000s what are the things I should look for as to whether or not it's old or new?

    Please help me before my mom buys it. xD

    Thanks
     
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    Here's some information that can help (taken from Maxconsole). This will help you judge what version the PSP is by looking at the retail box. Some of it is still not absolute, so buyer beware... but this is all the information known at the present. It's separated by the package style:

    PSP-2000 Motherboard Information:
    TA-85 (Can use and make Pandora Battery)
    TA-85v2 (Can use, but cannot make Pandora Battery)
    TA-88v2 (Can use, but cannot make Pandora Battery)
    TA-88v3 (Cannot use or make Pandora Battery)

    Limited Edition & New Boxstyle:
    Daxter Limited Edition Pack (TA-85v2/3.71 OFW)(CONFIRMED)
    God of War Limited Edition Pack (TA-88v2/3.95 OFW)(CONFIRMED)
    Madden 09 Limited Edition Pack (TA-88v2/3.95 OFW & TA-88v3/4.01 OFW)(CONFIRMED)
    Piano Black with the New Box Style (TA-88v3)(UNCONFIRMED)
    Piano Black (Amazon.com)(TA-88v3)(PARTIALLY CONFIRMED)

    PSP-2000 Original Boxstyle Box Codes (Thanks to Alek @ Dark-AleX.org):
    (No Letter) = 3.60
    A = 3.71
    B = UNKNOWN
    C = 3.72
    D = UNKNOWN
    E = 3.80
    F = 3.90
    G = 3.95 / 4.01 (TA-88v2 / TA-88v3) BUT
    A PSP with G and the 4.01 firmware is most likely a TA-88v3 motherboard, so it is advised that you stay away from them.


    This is quoted from Maxconsole. In simple terms; silver, white and red are great, black is good and blue is not that good. Avoid blue. The easiest to find on the market right now is the black (which I've modded 2 before).
     
  3. Raiser
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    PERFECT! This is just what I need. Thanks a BUNCH! [​IMG]
    SO basically TA-85, 85v2, and 88v2 are good, right?
    And for the boxstyle codes Where are they found on the box?
    A-F is good? What about B and D? What's up with them?

    And what do you mean by silver, white, red, etc.?
    Are those the colors of the PSPs? O.o
     
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    Yes, TA-85 and all up to 88v2 are good. The only one that's not good is v3, which you should already know.

    The boxstyle codes are generally found on the side of the box, on a sticker, like so:

    [​IMG]

    That image is for the PSP Phat (since it says 1xxx). All slims are 2xxx. And the codes differ ("A" for Phat is 1.50 firmware), but the location is the same. Anything below G is awesome for the Slim.

    B and D are not known but, like I said, all below G are good, so if you find any of those don't be afraid to get 'em. Just don't risk it with a G one.

    And yes, those are the colors of the PSP. [​IMG]
     
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    I can confirm that the Piano Black from Amazon is hackable. That's the one I got, and it's running 4.01m33 at the moment.
     
  6. Raiser
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    Awesome, again, just the perfect answer. [​IMG]
    Well, I'll be on this forum more once I get my PSP. [​IMG]

    EDIT: Actually, just one last question. [​IMG]
    So I only need to look for the boxstyle code? I don't need to look for the motherboard type?
    So if I choose from A-F, I assume the motherboard type will be 85, 85v2, or 88v2? Or is the motherboard found somewhere on the box as well?
     
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    they dont have that Code like that in Canada because i tried to find one like that but no success
     
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    cinnamonxv you have your psp yet?
     
  9. Raiser
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    Wait, so you're saying that there is no boxstyle code on the boxes in Canada? [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, true. The motherboard is not found in the box, but instead near the PSP UMD slot.
     
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    its near it but you cant see it on a 2000.
    the psps that come in the tall, new box have no way to show if it has a ta-088v3 you gotta stick your pandora and magic memory in it
     
  12. Raiser
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    Aww daamnn, so for the PSP Slims, one has no way of telling what firmware, motherboard type, or what the boxstyle code is from the exterior? [​IMG]
     
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    If you don't have the sticker outside, no.
     

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