Broken LCD Screen, What do I do?
Sorry for disrupting you guys and asking this question, but I'm making a thread for this for my situation (I saw other threads on this using 'search', but I didn't want to really revive them/bump them or have my problems invade their thread. Sorry for this >_<)
So I have a broken LCD screen. The PSP's screen is EXTREMELY messed up now with a black hole located near the middle with no recognability (Is that even a word? :P) what so ever for the rest of the screen other than very few skinny stretches of blue (scattered image of the background). I believe it's extremely screwed now, so now I've been doing research.
I heard that Sony could repair my screen for $80...
And through searching on Google, I have found a variety of sites that have self-fixing guides (so I have to buy a new LCD >_<) and other sites that are willing to repair it around the $70-$95 dollar range...
Here's my predictament.
I've seen sites, and after reading their policy, I'm not trusting the second-rate sites offering to fix your PSP. The fact that they will not be held responsible for any OTHER breaks or Theft of the PSP Hardware does not suit well with me.
I've seen the guides to detach and replace LCD screens, but I'm worried my PSP may have possibly worse problems which I could either: a) induce or b) have been induced along with the breaking of my LCD screen.
Ideally, I wish to send it to Sony to have it fixed. It's going to be a pretty steep price, but I don't think Sony would want to screw with their customers >_< The problem is my running homebrew off it. The main question is "If I've been running homebrew, does that void the warranty? Or does the warranty even matter if they are going to fix my PSP?" For your information, I bought a PSP Firmware V. 1.5, upgraded to 2.00 and been running all the TIFF loaders from Fanjita's 0.8.5 and up. Will that void the warrranty for them to fix it or would that even matter?
Sorry for butting my personal problems onto these forums >_< I'm really ticked off I broke my screen. This proves, PSP with no true protection + front pocket of backback = baaaaaadddd.... I'm incredibly ticked off, but I'm trying to rationally explain my problem, so please? Help?