Whewwww, after a very long day here in Japan 6am until now which is 9:15pm here I finally finished what I started.. Which is taking my 1.5 motherboard outa my black PSP and placing it into my new ceramic white PSP.
For something that I thought would be so easy, and even sounds easy to some, let me tell you.. It sure in the hell was not. First off when I took apart the new white PSP I noticed the bar which contains the buttons for volume, home, brightness and so forth was just a bit different than my black one. The black had kinda purplish buttons and the white had blue. I also noticed the new white buttons felt more comfortable and stronger than the blacks. Im thinking Sony fixed the square button problem and made the buttons more durable.
Anyways, I get the black one apart and pull out the motherboard.. Get the white one apart and do the same. I stick in the 1.5 motherboard into the white one and put it all back together using all the new white PSP parts as well. All goes well together however when I load up the screens background is all white and hard to see the text. None of the keys worked so I could not scroll or click on anything.. Damn I was mad. I took it all apart checked everything and threw it back together again.. This time I could move left and up and down but nothing else worked. I started thinking I have ruined my white PSP! But I was not about to give up.. I realized it had something to do with the 1.5 motherboard and the new parts.. So, I switched the board which holds the circle buttons with the black PSP's one, and the dirctional pad board and also the bar which has the volume, home button and so on.. Once done I loaded up only to find the direction pad didn't work at all this time. By this time it was dinner time here and I was pissed... I ate and came back to work. I switched the screen to the black PSP's screen and threw it back together again.. FINALLY!!! It worked but the background for some reason was still all white.. I connected it to my USB and loaded PSP Personalize and added backgrounds.. Shut off and on and BOOM it works and looks amazing!
So I was able switch out my old 1.5 motherboard and throw it into my new beautiful white PSP Im thinking Im the only person who has done this world wide haha!
What a pain in my *** it was though.. I really think some how and some way Sony was able to make this new PSP not accept older PSP parts considering the damn thing would not allow all the new parts to connect to a 1.5 version motherboard.. Really weird to me when they all look the same. Anyone else who trys this now, god speed to you... And don't brick your PSP. I still have fooling around to do on mine and make sure all works 100% and then I will post pix tomorrow. ;)