worth paying $90 more for a CF?

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  1. matethemouse
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    Hey. Was thinking of buying a psp with custom firmware. Was thinking that I buy a normal psp and "install" the CF my self but when I saw the guide (ediblebird) on this forum where you need to hardmod the battery and then buy a new one. The guide seems fairly simple but I'm very clumsy so I'm afraid that I might ruin the battery you need to mod.
    So I was thinking that I could buy a psp with the CF already installed for about $90 extra since a new battery (a quick search on my normal electronic online shop) tells me that a new battery cost about $70-$75, so it may be better to sacrifice $20 for a more secure (and easier) way of getting CF.
    Sorry if some sentece is unclear (not my native language).
    Hope some1 can help me.

    (P.S. can I update the CF later on when I don't have a modded battery?)
     
  2. Chedderknight

    Chedderknight GBAtemp Regular

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    I could be wrong, but dont generally psp batteries go for about 20 to 40 dollars?
     
  3. delta123

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    no it isnt. get someone to install it in your neighbourhood for free. but batteries are cheap, so you shouldnt be paying 70 for a new one. also new ones might not be moddable. esp if its made in japan. the china made one will work i think.
     
  4. matethemouse
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    couldn't find original sony batteries, so the one I was talking about is from datel ("Datel MAX power" and "Datel X2" batteries)
     
  5. arctic_flame

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    Just buy the Datel Tool battery. It's already "modded"
     
  6. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    dont you know someone with a homebrew enabled psp phat?

    they should help you for free!
     
  7. matethemouse
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    Now I have googled and found this site:
    http://www.gamebits.dk/shop/batteri-140c1.html

    When you say datel tool battery you meant number 1 and 3 on this list right?
    I also found a site which sells "pandora battery" at about $40 which is at the same price as the datel batteries on the list.
     
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    The 3rd one is the one I was thinking of, the top one converts official batteries into Pandora's batteries. (Both pandora and the Tool battery do the same thing)
     
  9. matethemouse
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    so the 3rd one is the better choice? You can still use it (datel max power tool) as a normal battery right?
     
  10. Nephilim

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    Just look for a Pandora battery and magic memory stick kit if you don't want to do it yourself. I payed about $50 I think for a 1gig magic memory stick and an already modded battery. You could probably find it cheaper if someone locally knows how to mod it but no one around here does.
     
  11. TallgeeseX

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    When i first bought my PSP 3 months ago the guys at Maxconsole really hooked me up.

    you can try this link here:

    http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?t=94439


    Or use google for:
    totalnewbieinstaller

    Its a program that takes you step by step in making a Magic Memory stick.

    takes 4 mins and your done.

    I recomend also buyin that datel battety

    also please remember ALWAYS make a Nand-Dump its the square button Option before you install custom firsmware.

    It will save your PSP if anything goes wrong.

    Also there are lots on Vids on Youtube that guide you through the process


    GL
     
  12. matethemouse
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    thx fot all the responds. They helped a lot. Gonna buy a psp and datel tool soon

    edit:
    If I miss the nand dump will I "kill" the psp?
     
  13. AndreXL

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    I also missed the "nand dump" part.
    Should I back it up now even if it's modded, just in case?...
     
  14. arctic_flame

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    It's for dire emergencies. It's good to keep one safe on yoour PC, in case something buggers up your IDstorage (not likely, but will result in you unable to use Wi-Fi and UMDs) you will be able to restore it.