PSPgo Battery "Unofficially" Replaceable

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  1. Hadrian
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    [​IMG] PSPgo Battery "Unofficially" Replaceable
    Sony has total faith in a sticker...yeah.
    Sony a while back announced that users could not remove the PSPgo battery in an attempt to stop piracy on the machine (people always find a way).

    Yesterday it was reported that the battery isn't actually soldered in, in fact the only thing stopping the battery from being removed is a "Warranty void if removed" sticker...which you could probably put back on anyway.

    It is also reported that there is no metal framework holding the guts of the machine in meaning that its just the PSPgo pastic shell holding it all together meaning that you're gonna have to take even extra care with the portable device.

    So who has the first facepalm pic?

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  2. Danny600kill

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    Lol so theres gos sony hope of stopping piracy, and wow hadrian changed his name wow cool change [​IMG]
     
  3. Frederica Bernkastel

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  4. luke_c

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    Isn't this good news? It'll be easier to hack if we have access to the battery.
     
  5. mthrnite

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    th' south
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    That's dumb, I like being able to change the battery, I have more than a few. Does it take the same battery as the slims?

    And Pandora's Battery and PSP Hacking are what makes the PSP so great, stopping that would be ruining it.
     
  8. Vidboy10

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    Could someone explain why this is a facepalm type moment?
     
  9. Rogue Trader

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    Oh Sony, how you disappoint me...
     
  10. Azadar

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    the battery has nothing to do with the new ones if its' replaceable or not. Look at the 3000 psps with version 5.1 or above having a pandora battery means NOTHING.. Otherwise mine would be hacked by now..
     
  11. Hadrian
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    Its clear that there is a way to get past that, otherwise why would Sony do this in the first place?
     
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    the REAL keys are the
    IPL and Pre-IPL

    without them
    NO MMS
    NO CFW
    also Pandora will NOT work
     
  14. Vidboy10

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    .....
    So?
    Just because we found out that the battery IS Removable doest mean we have to facepalm about it.
    We should be happy the fact we may have a chance to hack this thing.
     
  15. iNFiNiTY

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    I don't know why they did this but its true that any battery based hacking method will not work on any PSPs and will have no way around it. The battery being physically accessible or not is irrelevant really at this point.
     
  16. RupeeClock

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    Warrant void? You mean it's not like the warranty is void when you use a pandora battery to fuck with the firmware? [​IMG]
     
  17. omgpwn666

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    Wow,that is sad,they went through sooo much just to make sure this system could not be hacked.

    @Vidboy10- The facepalm is on there behalf because we may be able to hack it,so its there fail.
     
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    Sony, you produce epic fail twice in two weeks, I'm disappointed with you.
     
  19. DeMoN

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    I think the biggest obstacle is actually the price tag. The PSPGo is a freaking rip-off, Sony makes a huge profit from selling these, when in reality, they should be losing money (but gaining it back from game sales).
    I was actually thinking of getting a PSPGo because I think its design is awesome (*flame shield*) and I really want to play some Playstation games like SotN and FF7. Hopefully by the time this thing is hacked well, it'll be cheaper too.
     
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    they didnt even care to check the text encoding.. The last line says da-ado, it should say daƱado. :/