I just bricked my slim the other day after running time machine-pretty sure what did it was pressing circle when i got the BSOD. It bricked my UP modded psp a while ago and that's the only thing i can think bricked my slim-(and destroyed id storage keys-which is worse) So i now have a wlan, homebrew and umd disabled psp. I flashed 3.80 ofw using DCv4 since it doesn't make a difference. I just ordered a new slim (piano black-old one was ice silver) and i'm hoping it's the ta-85 v1 which would match my slim so i can have the option of flashing it's good nand to my (only media capable) psp slim. I've heard that if it works-I may get homebrew back which other than media is the other 45% of my psp life. I rarely play umds anyway. The thing is that it's an arctic silver model and i wouldn't mind paying for sony to fix it for me. It's hard to get info on sony policy in practice. I mean microsoft has a policy of we don't touch modifed 360s but i've had friends return their xboxes (sometimes still working) as RROD and they actually get a replacement no questions asked. While I don't actually aprove of that I'm wondering if sony may be like that. I'm not against paying, and i'm not sure how much sony is against someone choosing to put custom firmware on a psp or if it's just a liability issue for them as i read some articles that make it sound like they're not entirely against homebrew, but they're not going to pick up the tab if something goes wrong- which i think is fair.
1- If I return it to them and tell them everything will they just refuse to even look at it?
2 - Should I stay quiet and hope they don't bat the sucker out of the park when/if they find out? And are willing to do it for a charge?
3- Stay quiet and when i get it back no questions asked feel guilty for a second before I realize it's good as new?
I'm not against paying but the price is a consideration. If it's like 120 including shipping back and forth i might as well stay with my $50 media player with 10+ hours battery life-there will be times when it's my chosen device.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I was going to call them yesterday and tell them the truth, but when i read their page it sounded discouraging. Still i've heard people make the recommendation of putting it on ofw-it is (didn't fix anything) and sending it in. But this is the net- so i'm not sure if that isn't just a drive by comment, or genuine advice.
Some suggestions? opinions? Appreciated.