Reviving a TOOL?

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  1. Scathraax
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    Scathraax GBAtemp Regular

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    So yesterday I installed CFW on a friend's PSP for him.
    While doing so, I noticed my TOOL battery wouldn't boot, or even charge while in his, or my own PSP. (both 2001 Slims)
    I had to use ChickHEN and Recovery Flasher to install the CFW, which was so much simpler..

    However, I can't recall ever charging the TOOL after using it on my own PSP one time.. So I figure maybe it's just out of juice and needs a recharge.
    Can I do this without a PSP, or perhaps it would work with a Phat model? (I'll have one within the next few days)


    I hope I can revive it, so I can use it at a later date, just in case of a brick or somethin'..
     
  2. mcp2

    mcp2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Is it a phat battery? You'll need a phat psp to charge (safer), just charge it up fully and it shouldn't run out of juice for a while. However, these tool batteries have significantly shorter lives than normal batteries, that's why they're so cheap (like the DX ones)
     
  3. testic-cancer

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    They have exactly the same lifespan as a normal datel battery.

    Obviously if you've never charged it it will need charging. Storing batteries with no charge in them will significantly shorten the batteries life.
     
  4. Scathraax
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    It seems to be, as I can't place the battery cover on my Slim when I have the TOOL in it.
    Guess I'll throw it in my Phat when I recieve it in the mail and charge it up.
     
  5. testic-cancer

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    fat batteries fit in slim psp and charge without problems.

    To charge a tool you have to power the psp without a battery in (using the psu), then place the battery in when at the menu.