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Hey guys, I dunno if this has already been asked because I tried searching for it but nothing came up. I plan on physically modding the PSP I got for xmas and I was wondering if anyone knew what type of paint would be best for the front plate. I would like to add some LEDs aswell. Does anyone know how this will affect battery life?
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Well all I can say is the battery life for a PSP isnt that great to start off with so adding leds will just make things worse in that aspect.
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adding LED's will not affect battery life by a large or amount. (minuscule)
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you could allways aff a tiny batter to power the led lights fight in in one of the corners or something (just an idea) and for paint well its plastic plate so you would need something that bonds to plastic and sparay paint or paint that you like has to ba able to bond with the plastic or else it would chip off.
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OMG another person has stolen my avatar!!!

What is OCN comming to.

And with regards of modding just dont bother, you will void warrenty etc and will disstract you when playing games.

I acctually havent touched my PSP since i went ona 3 hour journey and thats it. It really has become obsolete in my opinion
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just be really careful- I have taken apart a psp before. e careful with those screws- write down (or take a picture) of where all the screws go, be careful not to lose them, and be extra careful not to strip out any- they are really easy to strip out. I advise against doing it, but if you're going to- Good luck!!
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Thanks alot guys!

You've all been a good help. I haven't been here in a couple of days because I have been trying to figure out everything I can do with my psp.

I agree that the psp is somewhat outdated, only because of these new firmwares though. The PSP is great when it is functional. I can't even seem to get mp4 video working on this thing yet but I feel it's pointless to have it if I'm not going to screw around with it. So yes, modding it will void the warranty but so will doing anything that will make it functional.

When unlocked, there's great potential with the psp
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Well actually mine is as youc all it "unlocked" and i just dont use it.

Yes its fun to play mario but only for so long
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Hey guys, I dunno if this has already been asked because I tried searching for it but nothing came up. I plan on physically modding the PSP I got for xmas and I was wondering if anyone knew what type of paint would be best for the front plate. I would like to add some LEDs aswell. Does anyone know how this will affect battery life?
you can do that but you need a 1 - 4 k ohm resistor in series with each led used. leds on the average draw 1 - 20 ma with series rezistor atached and the series rezistor will keep you from frying the led bulb or draing the power in the PSP at an unaceptable rate.

I would advise against it because you can break the psp with extream ease and you will void all warenties for the device.

If you have a lot of experience modifieing things and are confident you can get it apart with out dammaging the screan, or the ribon cable latch on the board, not lose the 4 diferent types of screws and remember where each one goes, and undo mettle snaps (hint the buttens on the screan base are on a mettle strip that does snap off and much more easely snaps on)

Also space is very tight in the psp, and if any thing like a wire that is not thin enoufe is used in your modiffication the case might not close again.

don't recomend the paint though.

and I am sure you know this already but LEDs will not light if the power is in reverse. long lead on the led indicates positive, while the flat side of the bulb indicates the neg led. mcd = brightness intensity this mod can decrease batery life by 20 min to an hour depending on the settings of the psp and the intensity of the LED used as well as the value of the series rezistor, for series rezistor I recomend using 1/8 watt rezistor to save space so you can get it back together again.
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