reparing a broken PSP

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by Kellicros, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Kellicros
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    A friend dropped his PSP fat and now it won't turn on, actually it would, the power LED lights up but the screen stays black and everything else isn't responding, it is as good as brick. I feel like trying my luck to fix it by buying parts from DX or Ebay, but anyone has any idea on what should be replaced?
     
  2. TanookiSuit

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    It really could be anything even something as simple as the ribbon cable becoming unplugged from the internal board.
     
  3. sconethief

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    what was he doing when he dropped it???
    did you try a pandora on it??? are you sure it ain't bricked?
     
  4. Raki

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    does the screen's backlight power up? or does it stay pitch black?
     
  5. SkyintheSea

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    You can't brick a PSP from dropping it. LOL

    The only thing that is possible from dropping it is the LCD screen is broken. Maybe if you are really unlucky another piece has broken, but we wouldn't know unless you opened it up and told us.

    Either than that you can actually blow your back light fuse, i've done it to mine and it sucks!
     
  6. sconethief

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    lol yes you can >< if you are updating your psp and you drop it [​IMG]
     
  7. Kellicros
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    Here's an update, he brought to some technician and here's the result:

    1) Pandora doesn't work.
    2) the technician opened it up and everything is intact and tight.
    3) now he's suggesting replacing the whole TA-079 board, but we couldn't find one.
     
  8. pepsibluehawk87

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    If that's the case, I'd just buy a new one.
     
  9. CorruptJon

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    Sell it as "bricked" on ebay, and a bunch of people will bid on it lol. Then use the cash on Oct 14 for a new, price-dropped slim.