Originally Posted by exad
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.