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PSP with heavily scratched screen, deal or no deal?

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Ok, there's some guy who wants to sell me his 1.5 PSP for $120 CAN but it's got a huge scratch on the corner of the LCD screen so it would send me back about $60 CAN to change it. I already got a 4gb duo pro stick that I got for $35 CAN so I could emulate pretty much all the games I want.

What do you think? Deal or no deal?

Also, as the rumors of the redesigned PSP goes, it's only going to be smaller and lighter and I don't really care about that. And they will most likely not support emulation, am I correct?

There's also these nifty little modchips... Is it a better alternative than having a 1.5 PSP with hacked firmwares?

EDIT: Here's the link to the modchip for those who care http://www.mrmodchips.co.uk/catalog/...te_banner_id=1
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I wouldn't buy anything with a mark on the screen, TV, PSP, monitor. I'm very picky though.
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post #3 of 11
Why that much for a replacement faceplate?

A replacement on eBay is only a few bucks.

See if he'll drop the price since you'll have to replace the faceplate.
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Why that much for a replacement faceplate?

A replacement on eBay is only a few bucks.

See if he'll drop the price since you'll have to replace the faceplate.
The faceplate is fine, it's the LCD screen which is more pricey than the faceplate
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post #5 of 11
How did your friend get a scratch on the actual screen?

The screen itself is under the faceplate...
post #6 of 11
Go to your local EB Games and get a core package.

Basically a PSP without a memory card and other useless things.
    
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I would pass.
    
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Go to your local EB Games and get a core package.

Basically a PSP without a memory card and other useless things.
They come with a higher firmware than 1.5 and there's some risk when downgrading to scrap the PSP altogether... Unless there's some new fail-proof method O_o
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I've done several Firmware updates without any problems on 3 psp's just make sure the battery is full and it's plugged in where there is a very low risk of power going out or surging.
    
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They come with a higher firmware than 1.5 and there's some risk when downgrading to scrap the PSP altogether... Unless there's some new fail-proof method O_o
No downgraders are fail proof, but the risk is vary low if you follow the directions.

but Id pass on it 120 is to much for a used psp plus the scratch.



EDIT: also do you even know what board that psp has? that "modchip" is "NOT COMPATIABLE WITH TA-082 VERSION"

IMO that modchip looks like a waste... I can do everything it can with 3.10oe custom fw for free.... plus there's newer custom FW's out ive not tryed.
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