My friend wants to get his Phat replaced because it has dead pixels but warranty only covers like 8 dead pixels and above :O
He wants to brick it and get it replaced (and hopefully get a new Slim cos Phats arent available anymore). But I suspect that the service center people have gotten wise to bricks any may not replace it. So instead I thought I'll have him install 3.90 official firmware on it, and then corrupt the UMD IDStorage keys so that the UMD drive doesnt work any more.
Erasing keys 102 to 106 will make the drive stop working and always show "Disc could not be read.".
So when he gives it back, it will be on OFW, and they can try to fix the drive all that want to no avail
The Sony service centers over here don't have an official JigKick so they cant repair the IDStorage.
(If they did, that 30 page thread at LAN.ST would be obsolete, trust me. There are Sony showrooms here who charge for installing CFW :O
1.Give official JigKick to unscrupulous service person
3.Homebrew Profit )
They have only replaced bricks with new PSPs AFAIK, so hopefully my friend will get a Slim :twisted: