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Different Battery... Please Help!

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by CrazyApe, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. CrazyApe

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    I'm trying to do Pandora's Battery the hardmod way (where you cut the 5th pin). But when I opened the battery I was surprised to see the circuit board on the top, I'd seen all the pictures where it was on the long, wide face. But I looked it up on Google, found out that I just had a slightly newer battery, and it was the same pin I had to cut. So then I found some images on the internet where the circuit board was on the top, but still mine did not look exactly like that!
    My battery looks like this: (This isn't actually mine, but one I found that looks EXACTLY like mine)

    Could you please tell me
    a) If I can still do Pandora's Battery with my battery?
    b) I so, where is the pin I have to cut?

    Thanks

    PS I have a magic memory stick with the Universal Unbricker on it
     
  2. BTFan

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    What brand is the battery?
     
  3. CrazyApe

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    It's an official Sony battery (1800mah that came with the PSP)
     
  4. GamerZ2

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    Hey there Crazyape i have got the same battery as you got which even i got it with my psp back in sept 2006.there is that chip with a pin 5 underneath that board see clearly.but the problem is we cannot make out which is the right pin.so i suggest u to buy a datel tool as i have also ordered of the amazon.mine psp also actually bricked on 12th dec what a coincidence.as i was very foolish to flash my opening_plugin.prx through xmb.so if u really want to go with hardmodding do it at your own risk as i mentioned the chip and let me know about it i am always there to help.
     
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  5. BTFan

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    Gamer, did you already buy the battery? Because you should never buy anything off the internet even though it's amazon. I mean Amazon is better than eBay for legit stuff but still youre taking a risk. someone on ad bought a memory stick off amazon, then he realized it was fake. he asked for a refund and thats what he got so beware.

    if its fake do the same, ask for refund.
     
  6. GamerZ2

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    BTfan,i did not buy fake battery because it is datel tool i am confident it is real.is there a fake datel tool.anyhow it was my only hope because there is no one at my area with a homebrew enabled psp,and i mean no one with a psp that is,i live in mangalore,india.i will inform as soon as i get the battery.
     
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    I meant eBay batteries and internet bougth batteries are usually fake stuff especially memory sticks. It is never encouraged ot buy memory sticks or psp batteries off the internet. when u get it ull know if its fake.

    im not sayign datel is fake, im sayign maybe the one youll get is because its from the internet.
     
  8. GamerZ2

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    Actually my brother has already recieved it in uk and it is same datel tool.and i want to know weather there is a fake datel tool battery.by the way i ordered from amazon seller itself not the third party sellers in amazon.anyway i will be knowing when i recieve it in my hand maybe in 3-4 days.thanks BTfan anyway i will let you about it.
     
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  9. BTFan

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    no problem.
     
  10. CrazyApe

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    So I have to get the Datel Tool Battery, there's NO other (hardmod) way to do it with my battery?
     
  11. BTFan

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    I didn't understand your question well but no need for hardmod on the Datel battery.
     
  12. GamerZ2

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    There is a way as i said in my first post above.there is that pin to cut which is located at the undeneath of the board,but cannot make out which pin.so i advised you to purchase datel tool battery
     
  13. N01NOob

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    It's the 5th pin..
    There is a link in my sig called TotalNewbiInstaller try that one..
     
  14. GamerZ2

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    I know its the 5th pin but from which angle in this battery.we cannot make out the 5th pin because something written on the chip is different than other normal batteries.If i can i will post an image of that battery and then maybe u can help us to make out which pin it is.Thanks for your help anyway N01NOob.By the way can u send me your nand backup by PM,because mine is unrecoverable brick i think.but i am really confused because i have 3.71 m33 3,the unrecoverable brick is for only 3.71 m33 2 i believed
     
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    [​IMG]

    There it is....

    And I can't send you my NAND Dump cause it will destroy your PSP you must use your OWN NAND Dump for your OWN PSP... cause there's a 90% chance that it will go wrong..
    :)

    EDIT: That is a 1800 mAh battery if your's is 2200 mAh the location will probably be different...
    :)
     
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  16. GamerZ2

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    Plz send me your nand dump,i will take all reponsibility because according to this guide that is the only solution.

    WARNING !!! Unrecoverable bricks signalled on 3.71 M33 !!!

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    From the sounds of it, it is now possible to cause a FULL UNRECOVERABLE brick on your 3.71 M33-2 PSP.

    Symptoms:
    You used USB flash access to write something to flash0/1/2/3, either in recovery or in VSH after re-routing USB. Although Dark_AleX fixed the bug that was present in 3.60 M33 and 3.71 M33-1 (which caused files larger than approx. 60kb to be corrupted), flash writing is still unreliable. It seems the nand partitioning is messed up after a USB flash write.

    After flash access through USB, you either get an infinite BSOD or a PSP that doesn't boot at all. The PSP can't be recovered by Pandora or any of the Cemetery sticks!

    Precautions:
    Don't use USB flash write access when on 3.71 M33-2 until further notice! If you did and you get a BSOD, don't press O! It will cause an infinite BSOD loop that can't be fixed. According to some reports in other threads, when you hard power off your PSP at the BSOD (power switch or battery out) you have a small chance to get the PSP booting again, but some things will not function since flash1 is not correctly initialized. Probably a "restore default settings" may fix this, otherwise, try the flash1 format from recovery.

    Solutions:
    When you have a working full nand dump safely stored somewhere, use the Cemetery V3 stick to restore it to your PSP. On the fat, you can also use Cory's upNandTool or a similar tool, on the slim you can also use Cemetery V1 or V2. Don't try to use Pandora, because it does a logical restore and for this problem, you need a physical restore. Remember that it's impossible to restore any other PSP's nand dump, because you will screw up IDStorage beyond any repair!!!

    When you don't have a nand backup but your PSP is a fat, get a nand backup from another PSP. It may be of any fw version, although only 1.50 will boot instantly. The important part is the partitioning, not the nand contents. Before doing anything to your bricked PSP, use Pandora or any Cemetery stick to create a full backup of your nand! Store it safely on your PC, and maybe a copy on another media. After making sure your nand backup is safe, use Cemetery V3 to restore the other nand dump. Pandora will not work because you need a physical restore, not a logical. When you restored a 1.50 dump, your PSP should now boot again. With any other firmware, it will still be a brick. You should now be able to use Pandora or Cemetery to unbrick it. All that remains is to restore your own IDStorage, or your PSP will be homebrew only. Use the dump you created from your own bricked PSP and Cory's upNandTool to restore IDStorage only without overwriting the other nand contents. Now your PSP should be fully functional again.

    When you don't have a nand backup and your PSP is a slim, you're screwed. Restoring another PSP's nand dump won't work because of the protections Sony added to the slim on nand level, including signing and encryption. If you still want to give it a go, you can try the procedure described above for the fat. But use the 64M version of upNandTool instead. And only use another slim's nand dump, a fat's dump will definitely not work.

    FINAL WARNING !!!
    Especially on the Slim, before doing anything that writes to your nand (including regular updates), create a nand dump! Store it on your PC and on another media and make sure it's safe! Currently it's your only chance of unbricking a full brick!

    [EDIT] It seems to me that Sony is no longer afraid of bricking their customer's PSPs. My guess is that part of the nand protection they already put in the slim's hardware, has been incorporated into the 3.71 firmware, causing all kinds of corruptions whenever a flash write is done. Although it still could be a stupid bug...

    Plz i need your flash to restore because i did not make my backup,and it the only choice left.according to this guide it is possible to fully recover.only i hav to use my idstorge keys which i can use from my present bricked nand.plz try to understand my situation.and i will never blame you N01NOob.and the battery pic u send is differnt from mine and crazyape's i will try to post the clear closeup pic.meanwhile u can see the pic in first post.
     
  17. N01NOob

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    I am really sorry to say this.... I don't have a NAND Dump... vause I don't have pandora and I'm not in a full brick(but I have the option to make one... but I have no extra battery :p) And even if I had I still won't give it to you... Sorry ask somebody else cause ....
    :)
     
  18. GamerZ2

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    Its ok i wont cause any problem to you.thanks for clearing me out.i cant force u.I will try with someone else.Thank you again.atleast can u please tell where can i get it.
     
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  19. N01NOob

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    Someone near by or next to you with a PSP with CFW could help you out....
    All you have to do is get yourself a pandora's battery and backup his NAND to your MS>...
    I don't really know where can you get it ... I just know that it has to come from your PSP...

    :) thanks for understanding...
     
  20. GamerZ2

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    i really apreciate for all your help N01NOob,but still i have no one in my city to help with maybe i should ask someone on the forums,i know i am desperate but someday i may see my psp alive working again only if i can get someone's NAND DUMP.And happy holidays to you personally N01NOob.
     

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