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No UMD's working OR my LCD?!?!?!?!?OMG!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Sony Handhelds' started by Bigbob638, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Bigbob638

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    Alright, here's my story...I just downloaded and installed Daedalus R12 on my PSP two days ago and I also downloaded Super Smash Bros. for it. I then went on to play this until my 100% battery life dropped to 10% (because the app ate up my battery abnormally fast)...Before this I remember my UMD's being able to load, but now the laser eye I presume, just kinda rumbles and makes a screechy noise and the PSP continually tries to load the game when I insert a UMD. I know it wasn't the disc because I tried multiple UMD's.

    If that wasn't enough, I then had the brilliant idea to dismantle my PSP and try to examine the problem more thoroughly.....not good. Once I had taken the circuit strips off that connect the LCD screen to the motherboard I tried to reconnect them to just see if I would be able to easily reassemble it. Well I'm not really sure what happened, but the screen would just not work even though I'm sure I put it together right. I could only see the screen extremely dimly when I hold it right in a bright light and tilt it at the perfect angle, but even then it is almost impossible to see any of the image. I guess it has something to do with the backlight or something.

    Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks.....

    ::::::Okay how about this question instead - Should I spend the money to try and fix my PSP or should I just buy a new one?
     
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    It might have HELPED me.

    But I was following multiple tutorials as I went and I did complete everything pretty well, I think...or hope. But oh well, too late now.

    Thanks for the link though.
     
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    If you can find a shop to fix it, do that. If not, I would sell it on ebay and get a new one.

    Rough figures:
    Fix it: $50 labor, $30 umd drive, $40 LCD + backlight = $120

    New one: -$60 sell on ebay, $170 new from store = $110 You have a brand new psp.
     
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    Alright, I need a firmware 1.50 PSP, but I found one on ebay for $150 (just a coincidence), I guess I'll just get a new one. Also, my town kinda sucks, so we really have like no local place for technological repair and stuff.

    If I can really sell my broken PSP for $60 that would be great, so thanks.
     
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